As a reaction to and continuation of the breakthrough of Punk Rock in the late '70s, Anarchopunk sought to distance itself from the bands that it already considered to have become too glossy and commercial. Between the years of 1978-1984, Anarchopunk bands like Crass, Poison Girls, and Discharge sought to hold Punk to its roots by largely disregarding the verse/chorus structures that 'mainstream' Punk had displayed, and by playing with a purposeful rough sloppiness, allowing the shouted vocals that railed against societal and governmental injustices to become the primary 'instrument' on display. Played as loud, fast, and thrashy as the band's skills allowed, the intent was to create sounds that were just as extreme as the message they tried to convey. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.