Posted: Apr 22, 2007 3:19 am
Additionally, pop punk is a retroactive description for some of the original punk bands of the late 1970s, such as the Ramones, who were influenced by bubblegum pop and popular rock music of the 1950s and 1960s. These bands became the primary influence on bands that were to later develop pop punk. The Ramones were never defined as pop punk during their active years, but are now described by some as pop punk. Other examples include, Buzzcocks, The Rezillos, The Jam, The Undertones, and The Shapes.