a style of music that is rebelious to all that is popular in society. It goes against anything that is trendy. Punk rock is usually fast and the lyrics are of importance to what the band believes. But this is not a neccessity. Emo should not be in the same category as punk because it sux. Those emo kids need to shut the fuck up and quit complaining.
The Sex Pistols, The casulaties, Anti-Flag, NOFX, Rancid, The CLash, 7 seconds, Lars Fredricksen and the Bastards, Operation Ivy, Black Flag, Rollins band(pretty much black flag but more hard-core), The Unseen, Bad Religoin, Aerosol Methods(a punk band from Laurens, SC www.purevolume.com/aerosolmethods) Public Enemy was punk althought they sang rap. These are all punk rock bands.
by Geogre Harris October 26, 2005
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
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.....................................
by Critical Acclaim October 23, 2008
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.
by What'sup12 April 24, 2011
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.
(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
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

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