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
A good style of music everyone wants to say they listen to. In the sixties, it was created by revolutionary, much hated bands like the Velvet Underground, the MC5, Iggy and the Stooges and the Monks who didn't give a fuck about whether Lucy was in the sky or not. All of them were censored, viewed as dangerous, and maybe the truest to the punk rock additude of all. In the seventies it exploded into a big underground culture with it's most loved bands, like the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash, and other less famous ones. Then, traditional punk stopped doing as much for the kid who had found in it a way to get out of the traps they hated and many of the originals from the '70s got into new versions of it in the '80s like Post Punk and Hardcore. Many people in the '80s underground did new things with punk and were attacked by punks who wanted it all to stay the same. In the '90s, punk of most kinds became acceptable and so lots of suburban kids did one out of three things- the All American boys and girls got into bubblegum punk, the nerdier ones bought Clash T-Shirts because it was dangerous to them, and some grew mohawks and called themselves true punks, even though all of their music was either from the seventies or wanted to be. All three of them have been part of the ruin of punk rock. It seems like there are more "true punks" than anything else here, so here's my message to all of you- you're one the right track, but if you wonder why there hasn't been very much good music since 1977, maybe it's because you've had the chance to make it but you were too busy pretending it was the seventies. Now either do something new with the music or bury it.
Bubblegum punk- Yeah, I saw GC last night, OMG. There was this fight that almost happened, this guy in a scary shirt outside the theater and called them shit, so I went up to him and said- "No their not." I ran away after that, but that was so punk rock!
Nerd punk- No, punk is like these bands you've never heard of, like the Damned. Now they were one of the finest bands to come out of Britain in mid-seventies punk rock
"True" punk- Oh, sure, but were you there? I might not have been, but I can pretend, fuck you I'm punk rock.
by ...... January 09, 2005
Something that was good in the old days and stood for something, now it just sucks.
You're mom's a punk rock.
by Jizzle Rizzle January 20, 2003
A music genre which apparently books you a place in Hell according to Christians.
Priest: So, what music do you play?
Me: Er, mainly punk rock and...
Priest (cutting me off and throwing holy water at me): LORD! SAVE THIS CHILD!
by jtth January 19, 2009
Punk Rock is undefineable. If you have to define punk music, then the music dies, and it has.
Rob: "Punks not dead, it lives on in bands like GC, and Greenday!"

Thor: "the day the words "punk" and "rock" were put together, the music died. Thoes bands are just caught up in the nastalgia of a dead scene."
by Skoll August 11, 2005
Genre of music and lifestyle.

Characteristic of a genre music that focuses more on the message than the actual the music. Punk Rock arose in the 1970s from early punk rockers such as the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and the Police. Punk Rock reached its heyday in the 1980s, but also experience a split between the "skinhead" scene and the classic punk rock scene. The skinheads were racists who used punk rock to express their message of hate and nazism. The classics stuck to the message of peace, love, understanding and an end to the establishment.

Today, punk rock is no longer a specific sound. No longer can you listen to a song and say whether it is punk or not. Because it is all about the message. Most punk bands have a social or political undertone. Modern punk bands include (although most members of the punk rock scene will argue as to what qualifies as punk) Rancid, the Offspring, Green Day, Weezer, the White Stripes, Rich Kids on LSD, NOFX, etc. All these bands have very distinct sounds, but most have very deep, message-centered songs, generally characteristic of punk.
That song sounded good, but there was something else, it sounded important.

Well yeah, it was a punk rock song, it was trying to protest the injustice in Darfur and stir up feelings of excitement to make you want to help the suffering people in Darfur. Punk Rock has to have a major underlying message, otherwise it's just "rock'n'roll"
by Punk rock? Maybe... May 20, 2010
a genre of music that has just become a joke. 99.99999% of all people on the world are punks, so that means allmost everyone is into punk rock music- 1994 greenday brings punk rock back into the mainstream culture. Some years later blink 182 makes all the small things video which makes punk music like pop music- year 2000 onward avril lavigne eventually cashes in on skater culture with skater boi she then gets all girls into punk rock. It is not uncommon for girls now to listen to punk. 2005 and onward- I believe punk has hit an apex where the fundamentals are distorted by the foundations of the establishment, I also believe that punk will flop if its exceeded over what is now.
"Burying Your Past"

you used to shine like a diamond all the time
but now you forgot all your dreams forgot the times
that you had gravel in your knees and i raised you back to your feet
and now you're watered down there's nothing left burning inside
so many times i fell on my face and you lifted my spirits back to place
i hope the pieces are all around the puzzle of you burying your past
and if that perfect smile isn't the perfect lie you're faking again
wake in the morning bleeding from my back and dying
because you neglect your heart i have so many emotions,
passions burning in my heart.
by stilled January 26, 2005

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