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California punk music scene explodes

Punk rock originated in New York and England but soon spread to California where a staggering number of the modern punk music bands you probably love and listen to originated. You’d think with all that coastline that people would be a little calmer but there are a great many angry young men running around the Golden State and they put together some seriously fantastic angry punk music for you to listen to.
If you like it dark then try Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, or the Dead Kennedys. That stuff is hardcore though so it’s a bit different than the Ramones. Bands that mix punk and hard rock include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, Guttermouth, Pennywise, and NOFX. Most of the punk and punk pop bands that generated major sales hailed from California too, including Green Day.