Originally an underground type of music in the late 70's it gained more popularity in the 80's. It includes: gain and grainy music with simple power chords and deep and/ or raspy music and meaningful lyrics.
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Sex pistols , The OffSpring and many more

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by Glorydayshazyways October 24, 2015
"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
-Kurt Cobain
Punk Rock is not only just a music but an expression in and of itself.
by mchelclford May 23, 2015
1.) a type of music that speaks the truth so bluntly and loudly that most dislike to hear it.
To all those who are the people and to all those who believe and for those

who know a better world exists and can be achieved through new thoughts,

new ideas, music and politics not through religion, war, and social

clarity; to those who wish to break free from conformity, racism, facism,

prejudice, narrow-mindedness. We dedicate this

definition of punk rock to

those people.

Baby, I'm an Anarchist-Against Me!
Maria-Rage Against the Machine
Blood-Red White and Blue-Rise Against
To The World-Strike Anywhere
American Jesus-Bad Religion

For those of you who still think punk rock is dead after reading our definition, to you we say, you're not punk rock because if you were you would realize there is still punk rock, you're confusing a lot of music that would fall under an entirely different category than "punk rock" but is still delivering the same message but has been completly raped and mutilated by the media and by society.
by Chelsey King & Melissa Brewster September 04, 2005
Punk rock was originally about an uncontrollable rage and a rebellion against anything and everything. It got it's name from a music critic that said it reminded him of the 60's music he used to listen to. In the late sixties The Velvet Underground was around. They brought rock and roll back to what it started as. They laid the stones for all future punk and alternative bands. They inspired bands such as Iggy And The Stooges, ? And The Mysterians, The Ramones, New York Dolls, and U2. The Ramones started the punk phenomena. They inspired The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Blondie, Television, and Talking Heads. The Ramones went to England on tour and said it was a freak show with all of the colored hair. While there a bunch of kids appeared and told them that they were the guys that turned them on. Those guys were Johnny Rotten and Joe Strummer. Punk inspired a new genre called hardcore. Hardcore bands included Black Flag, The Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, and Bad Brains. Punk almost died in the 80's. It was brought back to life by Green Day, The Offspring, MXPX, Nirvana, and Tripl3 Thr3at.
Punk has been ruined. Now there are many fake punk bands. These are Blink 182, 311, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, and FM Static.
by Freak Face February 08, 2005
a type of music with no rules, people with a fuck everything, its all about the music, u wanna wear brand name shit go fuck urself attitude.
nofx r punk rock
good charlotte are try-hard punk rock
by popin pete September 23, 2004
music with no boundaries. music with no rules. music from the heart.
by Anonymous October 23, 2003
A way of expressing yourself, through style, music, choice of whatever the fuck you want.Punk is an "I don't give a fuck attitude" But NOONE is punk...Punk is all about being yourself, so don't just go randomely place yourself in the "punk" category
The Casualties are true punk. Good Charlotte AREN'T
by Maddie December 20, 2003

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