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In the mid- to late '70s, the punk rock explosion found a growing number of young musicians throwing off the constraints of big-budget production and faux glamour as they struggled to bring rock & roll back to its rebellious roots. However, as the lessons of punk began to sink in, another breed of musicians took off in a new and different direction and threw off the hegemony of the electric guitar in pop music, embracing electronic synthesizers which were cheap, easy to play, and presented a whole new aural spectrum. Sheffield, a British community east of Manchester, became a hotbed of the… More