A genre of music beginning in the mid 70s, with roots in NYC (the Ramones) and England (the Clash, Sex Pistols). The music is generally fast with an emphasis on the bass, and the lyrics are generally leftist.
It went through a revival in the mid 80s, with a new emphasis on melodies, rather than rhythms.
It underwent a second revival in the early 90's, helped along by early Green Day (American idiot is not Punk. dookie is.) and the Grunge scene, and the like. Some of the best bassists and lyricists ever have been associated with the punk rock scene. The major label for punk rock today is Epitaph, which has signed bands like NOFX, Rancid, Operation Ivy, Black Flag, and the distillers. All the above keep the origional punk spirit. Bands that do not but are classified as such anyway by the dipshits at major record labels include: Good Charlotte, Blink 182, and Sum 41.
The generally accepted culture of "Punk Rockers" Is as follows.
clothes: typically music or anti-establishment oriented, ripped, faded, etc. Pants are loose (but don't have 50'leg openings) to tight (but not emo tight), and are similarly faded jeans or twill pants. Plaid pants are generally considered punk as well. Boots: Chuck Taylors, tough shoes (doc martens, combat boots)
Attitude: Fuck the cops, Fuck the government, etc.
See SLC Punk.
That bugger that just kicked the bollocks out of that poser is a real Punk.
"A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!
npunk is ot emo, not pop, not poop.
TRUE: louder, faster form of rock and roll, often antiestablishment
FALSE: fast, tonedeaf pop-rock, often about relationships
TRUE: The Ramones
FALSE: Blink 182
A) Music movement started in the 70's with multiple reasons and causes. There was an Americn and British Punk movement. Proto-punk bands such as Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Motor City 5, and the Velvet Underground were influential in setting the stage for taking the risks bands like The Ramones, The Dictators, The New York Dolls, and Blondie did.
The British movement supposedly was started by one of the following: The ecnomic disaster that occured in the mid seventies, and the youth's lack of patience with the british government. A movement made out of boredom by Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the Sex Pistols.
This Movement caused the creation for most genres of music today, it's even represented in the roots of such types as hip hop, rap, pop, modern rock, goth, electro, two-tone. It did not create these genres, but it certainly kicked down the door for them.
B) Culture started in the 70's by the same music movement. The point of the culture was like the music, be yourself and disregard the angry emotions it may stir up. No longer a real culture, only a burned image with the values behind it lost, you can see it in stores such as Hot Topic. People No longer understand it was always about being yourself and not being anyone's shadow.
C) Modern Movement, characterized by some bands that have actually kept the movement alive, some by giving off the image, and pop-punk bands that are, regardless of what people want to say, in way of the Ramones and even the Mis...
The wide-spread basic understanding/definition of “punk” includes a basic wanting to be different, is who is different.
A “real punk” will never stereotype themselves. To put this in perspective, have you ever heard a cheerleader say “Oh my god, I’m SO prep, that girl over there dressed in all pink is SUCH a wannabe poser.” … I doubt it…if you have, I pity you…greatly….for even knowing OF such a person. When someone’s says “Oh my god, look at that POSER!!!!” Does that honestly make them “punk” and therefore “cool?”
The name also came from punk rock. A form of hard-driving rock 'n' roll originating in the 1970s, characterized by harsh lyrics attacking conventional society and popular culture, and often expressing alienation and anger. Rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock. (there are other definitions of this on this site way better than this one) This is what started the whole thing. But punk rock goes AGAINST stereotyping, (that would be the conventional society and popular culture) and calling oneself “punk” is just that.
There are “real punks” and posers. They ARE two separate categories. The above just proves that there are a LOT more posers then there appear to be.
First of all: “real punks”
“Real punks” are technically punk rockers.
A performer or follower of punk rock music.
However, in today’s hypo-heterogeneous music gene pool, there is hardly any real pu...
punk is about not bein a punk
think,say,do,be what you want
listen to whatever fuckin music you like
dress however you want to dress
stop tryin to impress others so hard
stop trying to fit into any one particular fucking category so hard as this is the most anti-establisment thing you can do is not let anybody define you and categorize you and label you
You don't have to have a mohawk or tattoos or piercings,you don't have to do any motherfucking thing to fit in with any fucking body
Punk: Being your self and not giving a fuck what people think about you or say about you.
Im "punk" cuz i dont care What the Fuck you think
Punk is not deifinitive. Its music, and whatever itmeans to a induvidial person.
Often a movement from the Punk Rock music, often a fast 3 chord style inspired of early rock n roll. However also element of ska and other genres is often seen. De definition punk came up in the late 70's but the music has ben alround probaly for decays, but the name was given after the English music magazine "punk" wich featured bands as patty smith and the sex pistols. Many bands such as Cock sparer (UK formed 1974) and the Ramones (usa formed 1974) is today considered punk. Gary bushel, English music journalist named certain punk bands "Oi!" (Cockney slang, means "Hey!" "hi!" or "hello!") However today the the punk, and most of all the SKinhead movement has taken this word and made it a aprt of their way of life. However it would be a matter of opinions wich band is a punk band and wich is an Oi! band. There has always ben political opinion invovled in punk lyrics, but not a certain parti political line. Many punk lyrics ex:
Ramones, I'm against it:
"I dont' like politics, I don't like communists, I don't like games and fun, I dont like anyone! And im against it!"
Cock sparrer, watch your back:
"We don't wanna be part of a new religion, we don't wanna be fooled with a swizz balde knife, We don't wanna be part of a political dream, just wanna get on living out life"
However other bands like Crass has clearly a string left ving political moment.
A band like the Exploited and t...