If there was any period in music I wish I had been around for, I would have to pick the period from 1975 to 1985. Though, I technically was around for the last two years of that grouping, I was far too young to actually know a damn thing about the world around me, especially in terms of music. So, why ‘75 to ‘85? Well, those were the prime years for the development of a couple interesting genres: punk, New Wave, and Synthpop. In places like New York, London, and Los Angeles, new bands were popping up, doing new things. New York had Talking Heads and Suicide, London had The Clash and The Sex Pistols, LA had more punk rock bands than you could shake a stick at. Then again, if I had to live in LA, I’d start an angst-ridden, angry punk rock band too.