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
1. Something that defies the grade of normal society and/or is ridiculously awesome.

2. A genre of music

3. A stone taken in as a pet by a fan of the punk music genre who begins to dress and act like said fan.
Bob: dude, Jim just blew a foghorn into a candle and it exploded!
Tom: bro, that's totes punk rock! Is he ok?
by Lewis del Miguelito January 24, 2010
Punk is whatever it wants to be. It currently has a lot of "punk-pop" artists trying to become truly punk, but trying is part of what makes somebody un-punk. These bands have a place in normal rock status, or in their special "punk-pop", however, and have fans, so they're not totaly rejects.
a good example of a current and truly punk band is... well, I don't know. The good ones are the ones no one's ever heard of unless they're hardcore punk, which I am not remotely. Don't hate me for it.
by ElectricBlueCrayon July 08, 2005
Punk Rock is starting a band with some friends who have never played an instrament before, and people come to your shows and actually like you even though you totally suck.
-NoFX, Fat Mike
Kid 1: You wanna start a band?
Kid 2: Do you even know how to play anything?
Kid 1: Who the fuck cares?
Kid 2: Meh, I'm in.

Random wannabe: That's so punk rock!
by Forever Haunted7 May 14, 2006
The greatest genre of music ever, It started around 1965-66, but it might have even started earlier.Punk is a style of music that is smarter then other genres like pop and other crap.Good punk bands are:Bad Religion, Minor Threat(Its hardcore), Dead Kennedys, The Replacements(Indipendant), The Jam, Nine Below Zero, Descendants, Iggy and the stooges, Misfits, The Damned, Nirvana, Me First and the gimme gimmes, and many others from the 70's-80's.

Posuer punk bands are:Green day, Good charlotte, Puffy(Even though i like them), Blink 182, Sum 41 and any other music you might find on the Radio.

((PS:The only good pop band is XTC, And they're from the 70's.))
Punk Rock Nowadays, is just a gimmic to get people to buy crappy merchandise like hats, shirts and shit.

Punk Rock Was better in the 70's, 80's and early 90's. These days, It sucks.
by Sweet AKIRA dude! August 14, 2005
a style of Rock music, characterized by superficial loudness and crudeness
Punk rock originally Developed in The U.K. and Australia, but is not limited to those countries.
by The Return of Light Joker March 21, 2009
A genre of guitar-based rock and roll typified by fast tempos, short song duration, and aggressive delivery. Despite its "short, fast, and loud" nature, punk rock is essentially melodic. Non-"pop" punk rock is known as "hardcore."

Punk rock began in the middle 1970s with bands like The Stooges, The Ramones, and The Sex Pistols and was initially a reaction to the overproduced, lengthy, plodding corporate rock that had come to dominate the landscape. The "new wave" lasted until approximately 1982, when there was a move away from original punk to more aggressive hardcore. A second wave of punk erupted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, peaking in 1994. The genre continues to this day (as does it's musical sibling, hardcore).

While there is a philosopy closely related to punk rock ("Do It Yourself") and a visual style closely associated with punk rock (torn jeans, spikey hair, chuck taylors, etc.), please note that punk rock is a FORM OF MUSIC.
I was spinning some Damned vinyl today. Their early shit is pure punk rock.
by Tim Davenport September 16, 2006
A type of music ussually simple, ussually blasting policital influenced songs that have been watered down in the 90's, but not killed. punk rock has pre existed its actual definition, as it is an expression musically agianst a government that would step on the people. many people believe that punk rock can only be 3 chords and simple lyrics as the last definition stated, which is very over stereotyped and false. Thier are many forms of punk including crust punk, hardcore, screamo and so forth, pop punk is not punk in any way.
real punk rock is not confined to over simplistic chords and lyrics but can have talented musicians (ie. the dead kennedys, DOA, SNFU, pennywise)
by Jacky-O November 09, 2005

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