1976. It was the 200th anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence. It was a perfect time to shake everything up. The stagnation was rampant. The kids were fed up. Like Johnny Rotten and his Sex Pistols, they were pissed and saw no reason for optimism. It is always a good thing to be reminded that in art of any kind there are indeed NO RULES. The Patti Smith Group, although a bit older and wiser, felt this way too, and wanted to explode poetry and music in new ways. If this all seems pretentious, and what art is not, there were some fellas from Australia crafting a true rock monolith which grows until this day, and is known as AC/DC. Thank the music gods for that, since 1976 was awash in sappy, ludicrous, singer-songwriter CRAP.
THE SEX PISTOLS - Anarchy In The UK
PATTI SMITH GROUP - Horses
AC/DC - TNT