They’re called Los Saicos (The Psychos), they started in the mid-‘60s (six years before “protopunks” Death but at least a couple years after The Sonics), and they’re back from the grave, too. From The Guardian:

It’s a question that has long been the subject of intense and often bitter debate: where exactly did punk rock begin? Was it conceived in the smoke-filled back rooms of London pubs or did it leap fully formed from the dive bars of New York?

Few would imagine the genre that revolutionised music was actually born at a cinema matinee in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

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