#1
Hey guys,

I'm currently working on my dissertation for my music production degree and the title I'm investigating is 'Can there be shared production ethics between folk or punk?'. My basic reasoning is that there's loads out there about similar elements between the two genres in terms of songwriting and attitudes, and there's lots of musicians who have worked in both genres such as Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan or even folk-punk bands such as Flogging Molly or Skinny Lister, but there's not much written about the production of each genres. So I'm producing a folk EP and a punk EP using similar techniques and ideas to whether you can do lots of the same things with both genres in the studio or whether that's a stupid idea.

I'm putting together a survey with examples of the music at the moment but I just wanted to get some preliminary ideas about what it is that people enjoy about the genres from any of you who would like to help!

If you are a fan of either punk or folk then could you tell me what it is that appeals to you about that genre? It could be anything to do with the songwriting, performance, attitudes or anything at all!

If anybody regularly listens to both genres then could you please tell me if you can think of any common reasons that attract you to them? Or if you think they're completely different then that would still be great to know!

Thanks in advance guys, I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys think!
#2
I like fast guitars and drums and angsty lyrics.

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#3
i would suggest you narrow down what you mean by "folk" cuz it's a hugely broad term
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#4
Quote by StewieSwan
i would suggest you narrow down what you mean by "folk" cuz it's a hugely broad term
the same could easily be said about punk

but sounds interesting to me. i think they both have a similar aesthetic. both can be intimate or vulnerable,both can be about social issues. i think perhaps before the production tech enabled such an audible difference, you could make an argument that there was even more overlap. bob dylan's vocals are crap, punk vocals are crap, dylan's lyrics are about social issues, punk lyrics are about social issues. neither genre cares much more sounding 'good' (broadly speaking) but overtime have developed into their own unique non-caring sound
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#5
also look at me first and the gimme gimmes, a semi-super punk rock group that does only covers. their first album "have a ball" has stuff like leaving on a jet plane, me and julio down by the schoolyard, one tin soldier, i am a rock, sweet caroline, fire and rain, etc.

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