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Was American Idiot the first Punk "Concept Album"?

An earlier example of a Punk concept album is Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü, which was released in July 1984, and recorded in October 1983.
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What was the purpose of the bar count in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds?

This was recorded before the use of click tracks. The bar count would have been used to ensure that overdubs and edits started at the correct place in the music.
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Are there any modern musical "epics"?

There's a lot of music out there, but in terms of sticking to well-known musicians, a few come to mind: All the albums for both the Dutch progresive rock band Ayreon and the American neo-soul/hip-hop ...
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Was American Idiot the first Punk "Concept Album"?

That's Life by Sham 69 was released in 1978 and provides a look at disillusionment in 1970s working class London.
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Was Mary a prostitute in Queensrÿche's "Operation: Mindcrime"?

We are first introduced to Mary in Track 06: Spreading the Disease. The lyrics of this track identify a new character "she", with a backstory as a sex worker: She always brings me what I ...
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