None of these definitions
Punk is punk
pure and simple
if you have to look up a definition
then you'll never know
Is this punk? You just asked me...so the answer is no
1. n. a rotten piece of wood.
2. n. a bratty kid
3. n. the one who gets bent and takes it in the prison showers
4. n. an anarchisti, rebellious, wealth-denying obnoxious hooligan. often associated with a (not particularly) musical revolution from mid-1970s britain and america typified by bands such as MC5, television, the clash, and the sex pistols punk rock.
5. adj. anything displaying the "i don't give a shit what you nancies think about me" and "i don't like it, fuck this bullshit" attitude
"we're not into music; we're into chaos." -johnny rotten of the sex pistols
(punk is a beautifully angry thing and i like it)
Punk is not about a certain hair colour, style, or music, although music does take a large part in most punks lives.
Punk is about liking what you like, being yourself, saying what you think and FUCK ALL THE REST.
You don't need a two foot high red mohawk to be a punk, although that is wicked cool.
You don't need sleeves, a backpiece, or any tattoos at all to be punk.
You don't need a Misfits, Casualties, Sex Pistols or any band like that jacket to be punk.
You don't need anything to be punk except for awareness, self respect, respect for others and an open mind.
PUNK IS NOT DEAD.
I don't care if you wear drainpipes or not, you're a punk cos you're not some dumbass prat who's a fucking loser poser who needs to get his shit straight!
Punk changed. It's not dead, but the name is being abused. Good punk, the old stuff, like MDC, The Clash, Misfits, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys etc., are being pissed on by bands like Blink-182 or Good Charlotte. Although bands like Blink and GC are called punk, they don't have the punk feel. They just feel poseurish. If they're reading this :Dressing punk doesn't make you punk.
Classic Punk - MDC, The Clash, The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Subhumans, Vice Squad, The Damned, Crass, Toxic Narcotic, Toy Dolls, The Ramones, Adicts, Lower Class Brats, etc.
Posuer Punk - Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Green Day, etc.
Recent, but real punk - Pennywise, NOFX, Rancid, etc.
Punk is a type of music.
Punk is a way of thinking.
Punk is a way of believing.
Punk is not what you wear.
Punk is not Blink-182. (Sorry, folks...)
Punk is not Sum 41!
Punk, is believing what you what to believe. Punk is going against the world. Punk is not caring who stares at you says "OH MY, WHAT AN AWFUL PERSON THAT MUST BE!". Punk is feeling what you want to feel, being who you want to be, punk is being somebody.
Punk is not what you see television! Or hear on the radio. Or read about in books or magazines! Punk is not about being like all the guys with mohawks and chelseas!
PUNK IS ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT! IT'S ABOUT HAVING VOICE AND AN OPINION!
And it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, happy or sad, black or white, catholic or atheist. It doesn't matter if you live in a house, an apartment, a basement or on the street! PUNK ACCEPTS ANYBODY! ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY!
"Oh, I'm so punk, because, I just bought a Sex Pistols t-shirt!"= No.
Punk is not a mohawk.
Punk is not mismatched Chucks.
Punk is not studded belts, leather, checkered patterns or any other kind of clothing.
Punk is not not sold, bought, or traded.
Punk sure as hell is not MTV.
Punk is not found at Hot Topic.
Punk is speaking out against society because you're pissed off and don't care what someone else thinks.
Punk is saying and doing what you want, when you want, how you want.
Punk is dressing however you want to dress, looking however you want to look, and listening to whatever music you want to listen to, not because it's popular or un-popular, but because it's what you want.
Punk is being selfish, greedy and conceited and admitting it with pride.
Punk is Awesome.
Poser: "Dude, are you listening to Rap? Where's your 'hawk, and your Chucks, and your Mork suspenders? You're a poser man!"
Punk: "Fuck you, I like Snoop. Now piss off before I go 187 with my dick in your mouth, beyotch."
punk was originaly not music. punk was not originaly a style. punk was not originaly a trend. punk was not originaly an attitude
punk was originaly a "male prostitute" in the 16th century of the UK.
punk is definetly a cool style/attitude/music-genre, but it drives me inzane with all those posers and wannabes.
so i just wanted you to know what punk was in the first place!