Hey ppl

Now, I got a couple questions involving proto-punk, punk, post-punk/jazzcore (james chance, for example) stuff. What's the theory behind it?

This is a song by one of my favorites, Jonathan Richman. Now I got a lot of things I can say about it, but none of them seem to get past some of the important boundaries of understanding. His guitar is pretty simple, but how it goes with the vocals, is there any one characteristic that I should be looking for?

Now another, more broad question; can anyone enlighten me on any theory of music like James Chance & the Contortions, The Pop Group, Lounge Lizards, DNA- as weird as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks? Trying to get into playing and maybe composing some of this here stuff.

Thanks gente