As documented in books like Will Hermes' Love Goes To Buildings On Fire, New York City experienced an unprecedented explosion of musical cross-breeding and hybridity from around 1974 through 1982. While the metropolis teetered on the edge of near total collapse, NYC musicians experimented like crazy, stretching the boundaries of just about any genre of music you might imagine.
A (non-definitive! and chronologically/geographically messy) introduction to some core indie-punk records and artists. Especially focused on those artists committed to punk as a way of resisting mainstream values and politics. Say yes to no.