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  • hit banging Mohawks and teens dressed all in black Punk is not a common sight in China, but if you do find a scene, chances are you're Wuhan Punk found its way to China with the formation of a band called S M.

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  • Come on, Booth, which is just a violent carbon single face on face on Children, a Shanghai.

  • So with Jack in the 33 a, they were joined by another student they met at a Beijing meaty school of music.

  • The band's name comes from the initials Fashion Main Shipping, which means bread of life.

  • Together, the three young men began writing and performing songs.

  • They released an album called 50,000 in 2000 and one, and it featured songs like this.

  • That song ended up on a local radio station, Digeo are Millions, which is for $800 go yonder.

  • Just the oh, they were new and inexperience, but SNCB Kick started an underground punk scene in Wuhan.

  • More bands farmed and together they lived and breathed punk music, but it was still a small scene E o, which is how how e o.

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  • On Just like that, Wuhan became the birthplace off Chinese punk.

  • When fans came to the city, they would go to a venue called Box.

  • This is where all the underground concerts were held.

  • This is Nathaniel Amar.

  • He does research on modern China, specifically China's punk scene.

  • What happened, in fact, is that in the mid nineties you had a sufficiently large number off people in Wuhan interested in the same music.

  • Because when you want toe, create a new kind of music, you need that you need people that are interested in that kind of music and places.

  • But why Wuhan, instead of other big cities like Beijing or Shanghai in Wuhan, it's more complicated because you have a lot of working class kids and also people coming from the countryside.

  • It has a strong working class off course because of his industry and all that, and also a strong also history of dissent.

  • Wuhan was the site of an uprising in 1911 that led to the Sin Hae revolution, which overthrew China's last emperor and established a republic.

  • Then, at the height of the Cultural Revolution in the 19 sixties, the people of Wuhan Challenge leader Mao Zedong's policies in an armed conflict later called the Wuhan Incident.

  • So I think it also had, ah small impact on the minds of the youth.

  • Yeah, and and they also used this history off.

  • The single revolution, for example, is used by the banks, the Wuhan things themselves in their lyrics.

  • What is the crowd like?

  • What are the people who go for these concepts like Oh, it Z can be very different people.

  • I saw a lot off course banks.

  • So people that are already in the bank community, they were students in in Wuhan, they had nothing to do with punk music.

  • But they discovered a similarly and the banks in through this concert at works, and it moved them profoundly.

  • My deepest memory off MGB performing within Wuhan because you can see that s m C.

  • D is part off the city and part of the city history.

  • It was at box at the time, and you had It was full house like everybody was there.

  • Everybody was super excited.

  • Oh, Hampton court a ticket to listen show you a just just But what was the way in?

hit banging Mohawks and teens dressed all in black Punk is not a common sight in China, but if you do find a scene, chances are you're Wuhan Punk found its way to China with the formation of a band called S M.

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