Have you heard “Wonderful Woman” by The Smiths? I’d never heard it before today. Like every other Smiths song, it’s also one of the best songs ever. I hope there aren’t too many more I haven’t heard, because I probably couldn’t live with it.
“Noise” and “post-rock” get my vote, in terms of how the labels describe the music their ascribed to. Then again, “post-rock” at least points to a certain genre. Admittedly, I’ve stretched the hell out of “post-punk”, so much so that I usually describe the music here as “late 70’s and early 80’s indie and alternative” (relying of couse on the vague terms “indie” and “alternative”). This phrasing reflects my opinion that post-punk was more of an era than a discrete genre.
As promised, more Bambaataa - this song is magnificently heavy electro. (Edit: actually having found the much lighter original on Spotify I’m pretty sure this is a remix or alternate version, but I don’t know who by or what its provenance is - sorry! This is better though!)
I remember sitting in a circle with some friends listening to 1992’s Liar LP at full volume. “Gladiator” just sounded fucking huge and felt eight minutes long. It was one of my fondest music-listening experiences.