Punk is whatever you want, but isnt what I say it is. If I told you what punk was it wouldnt be right and if you told me youd be wrong. The music is only an expression of whats in the world and heart that created it.
"Punk is all about being who you are and saying fuck the rest of you"

"Punk is three chord songs played by garage rock bands in the late seventies"
by That kid you hated November 17, 2004
music that is commenly used a punk rock with dumb ass bands such as simple plan or avril lavigne this is not true many local bands keep it alive it is a way of thinking not dressing or "jumping up and down alot"
blah123: these jeans are so punk rock
blah123: i cant wait for the concert i will jump up and down to the beat
me: you suck at life. you are not punk rock eat shit and die
by anonoymous May 05, 2004
Freedom rebellion. Not a stereotype to a certain type of clothes or hairstyle. Unless you know you are punk, that is considered hypocritical. It's an inside feeling, a way one sees the world, to explore it freely and express yourself within it and the punk rock music. Even crossing boundaries to different genres, because, of course, without punk rock... all music wouldn't be the same today. You might be punk if you don't care what others think of yourself, under any circumstances.
Punk rock is what I say it is! You think you are so cool by criticizing me? I don't have to listen to what you say, no one ever had to. I'm not going to change for anyone, and that including you. Instead, I'll take problems, like you for example and scream about them in a loud manner, so that the whole world knows.
#punk #rock #punk rock #rebellion #freedom
by What'sup12 April 24, 2011
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.
#nihilistic #anarchistic #rebelion #loud #angry
by angelo manfredi December 31, 2005
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
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
#choking victim #nofx #dayglo abortions #dead kennedys #old school afi
by fyuocuk89 April 02, 2011
Genre that may have been alive at one point, but in it's current incarnation is just a lame genre of rock liked by people who are trying to look cool
Female Poser: My favorite music is PUNK RAWK!

Musician: I don't like punk rock, it's not really that good

Female Poser: Dat's cuze you cant handle it!

Musician: Stop trying to pretend you like punk rock just to be cool, name 5 punk rock bands!

Female Poser: uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....................................
#punk #rock #music #musiciam #poser #guitarist
by Critical Acclaim October 23, 2008
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.
(Wrong)
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.

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

(Right)
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
#not green day #not blink 182 #not mcr #not yellow card #not linkin park #not bryan #the sex pistols #the clash
by Fred Doyle April 21, 2008
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