superlative; cool -- particularly in an in-your-face or don't-give-a-fuck way
Did you see that rail grind he did? That was totally punk-rock!
by Faiella November 12, 2007
a fast style of music created most of the time by 3 chord progessions.

bands that fall into the punk rock genre are the sex pistols, the clash, the ramones, iggy pop and the stooges, the buzzcocks etc.

bands that do not fall into the punk rock genre are led zeppelin (someone said this in an earlier post, they are hard rock, not punk rock), good charlotte, blink 182, avril lavigne, simple plan, sum 41 etc.
sheena is a punk rock-er.
by michael May 24, 2004
Contrary to what alot of people think about punk rock, it isn't a completely individualistic musical movement with no rules or boundries. If this were true, than pretty much anything could be punk rock, so long as the musicians intent was not adhere to any rules while composing the music. This would mean that classical, folk, new wave, pop, heavy metal, or any combination of the above, or a completely new genre of music never heard of before could all be punk. Bands such as mr bungle or fantomas who incorporate many genres into their music, and seem to never have two songs that sound the same should than be considered more punk than the ramones or the sex pistols, since they conform to no previous musical standards. The truth is that Punks tend to be very rigid about what they consider to be punk or not, more rigid than alot of people who listen to music other than punk. As soon as someone playing punk rock tries to incorporate some other genre into punk you'll here people say, "that's not punk, that's pop punk or new wave". Punk rock began, and is still considered today to be fast loud 3 chord rock and roll music characterized by either nihilistic lyrics about sex, drugs and violence, or some kind of anarcho-communist utopia. Some punks will say to you out of confusion that bands like avirl lavigne or simple plan aren't punk rock because they don't write their music or cause they are just playing music to conform to the rules of the masses, but who the hell are they to say that avril lavigne doesn't really believe what she's writing or playing is good, and she's just conforming to the masses. The fact is that Avril Lavigne will never be punk, not because she's dishonest, writing music just to make money and please people, but because she doesn't wanna have sex with a dog, drink whiskey by the gallon or shoot up heroin like dee dee ramone, iggy pop, sid vicious or captain sensible. Or Start some kind of anarchist or communist utopia like the clash, crass, dead kennedy's or bad brains. People get all caught up with the saying and doing whatever you want aspect of the music, but not enough on doing something that actually distinguishes you from the crowd, such as smoking crack, not brushing your teeth, living in a jungle, being an angry hippie ect.
Punk rock makes my parents ears bleed, and my grandma unrinate alot.
by angelo manfredi December 31, 2005
Punk is some of the greatest music of all time in my opinion. Real punk consists of bands like Minor Threat, Civil Disobedience, Leftover Crack, Bad Brains, A Global Threat, and so much more. (Notice I didn't put the typical Ramones or Sex Pistols because 1. they're not even that great 2. they ain't got shit on most hardcore punk bands out there and 3. they're kind of overrated.) Anyone that wants to say bands like MXPX or Lagwagon (I usually call them pussy punk, but even calling them any kind of punk at all is just insulting to the real deals) are punk deserves to be shot in the back of the fucking head, seriously. Notice that bands like that have a simple band name probably with no meaning behind it and lyrics that appeal to kids 12 and under...douche bag pussies. Bands like Bad Religion and A Global Threat a great meaning behind the title as well as the lyrics that usually have to do with the fucked up society we live in today. People may tell me that punk is dead but you know what? Doesn't mean I still can't like it. AND a lot of old school punk bands are still making great music today, so FUCK YOU! =]
Punks not dead, it just smells that way.

punk rock
by fyuocuk89 April 02, 2011
A genre of music defined where the musicians could give a shit about being famous and touring Zhakanagistan but would rather just play in the garage. Real Punk Rock is good. Don't confuse Punk Rock with "we won't to get noticed so we're going to call ourself but actually do the exact opposite of" punk. 17 year old boys who dye their hair pink, paint their nails black, and wear girls genes 2 sizes to small are not punk rock either. Anybody who seriously says something along the lines of "Thats so punk rock" definetley don't understand punk rock.
Freddaay: Hey Bryan what are you Listening to?
Bryan: I'm Listening to my favorite punk rock bands like Yellow Card, Linkin Park, Blink 182, Green Day, and My Chemical Romance.

Freddaay: Hey Bryan what do you think of these cantalopes?
Bryan: They're so punk rock

Fredday: Hey someone who isn't Bryan, who's you favorite punk rock band?
Someone who isn't Bryan, Let's go with Joe: Either The Sex Pistols or The Clash
by Fred Doyle April 21, 2008
A genre of music that is less about the music and more about the message behind it. Very crashing, angry and emotional. These are the concerts with the mosh pits, girls and boys. These are the concerts where everything you've been pissed off about, from the bully at school to that last fight with Mummy & Daddy to the rape you don't tell anyone about comes to the surface. This is the genre where you can scream and hit and swear and nobody will ever question you. Whenever I listen to punk, it's like release in the purest form. That's the real stuff.

Punk rockers arn't all the stereotypical coloured-hair and various facial piercings. I've met punks who look like Susie Sunshine. And punk was not ruined, it was corrupted by a bunch of morons who were desperate for a quick buck. You can still find the real deal though. You just have to know where to look.
Sex Pistols, Anti-Flagg; "Punk rock is therapy without the psychology degree."
by Lapin September 13, 2006
A style of music that originated in New York in the mid 1970s. Although many people claim to know the true origins of punk rock, few really do. Originally a movement of alienated youth, today it is used as a moniker to describe any horrible piece of trash that receives frequent rotation on FM radio. A word absolutely devoid of it's original meaning and virtually destroyed by the popular media.
Black Flack circa 1980 was the definition of a punk rock band; explosive and threatening. Blink 182 is the present definition of a punk band; safe and non-threatening.
by Abel Ferreira July 19, 2005
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