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Common Misconception 1: They didnt start punk.
The First punk band, despite what some FOOLS say. Yes, folks, I am talking about certain people who think that punk started in the UK with artists who came after (but are still awesome) like the Sex Pistols or The Clash. True, some genres began to form punk like glitter rock, and artists that came just before them like Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls influenced them, but it's not like that was pure punk; it was developing punk, pre-punk if you like. The Ramones all liked the New York Dolls, and Joey Ramone was in a glitter rock band called Snyper before the Ramones even formed.

Common Misconception 2: They only knew 3 chords.
True, their songs were sometimes 3 chords, but not always. This doesn't mean they only 'knew' 3 chords; they were trying to strip rock back to its basics was the reason they formed. No, Johnny wasn't a bad player; check out his guitar technique! Totally revolutionary. But anyway, even if they did 'only know 3 chords', WHAT DOES THAT MATTER? The music is still good, the lyrics arent bad. It's not like they were D-U-M-B or something.

I am sick of everyone criticizing these legends! They were truly a great band with some awesome riffs and hooks. And I don't care that Dee Dee, Joey and Johnny are dead, I'm defending their music! So FUCK OFF haters!
Deadbeat Fool: Hey, the Ramones werent punk! And, uh, no, I don't live in my mom's basement complaining about The Ramones all day...i *do* have a life!
by Rachel_isapunkrocker March 27, 2008
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1. A day spent smoking weed, usually out of boredom.
2. A pop-punk band formed in 1988, with many good songs out like "When I come around", "Time of Your Life", "Why do you want him?" and more. I discovered them in 5th grade when hearing Boulevard of Broken Dreams on the radio. I looked them up and, well, fell in love with their old stuff as well as new (but preferring pre-American Idiot). But then, I discovered something in 6th grade called real punk. I really got into The Stooges, The Ramones, The Clash, Misfits, Sex Pistols, etc. A year later, I listened to American Idiot for the first time in years and came to a conclusion: that (new) Green Day, while being pseudo-punk and somewhat annoying, is a pretty unique band. Compare them to the other stuff that's out today!

HOWEVER, Green Day started an epidemic of a new breed of poser. It's when someone aged 8-13 believes they are "seeeeew punk rawk" when they listen to Green Day, Blink 182, or Avril Lavigne. They oftentimes don't even know who the bands I mentioned previously are. Those who like Green Day are often seen bashing Bush without even knowing if or even why he is a bad president. Now, not everyone who listens to said music is this way, just a vast majority. Not saying bad things about everyone who likes Green Day, just those who listen to them only and try to be something they're not. To conclude, a decent band.
1. Jimmy's so baked. It's definitely a Green Day...
2. Actual conversation:
Poser in my class: I just love Green Day omg!
Me: Do you listen to anything else??
Poser: Well my favorite artist is Avril Lavigne. It's just pure punk rock!
Me: Dude, thats not punk. Have you even heard of the Ramones? The Clash? The Sex Pistols?
Poser: Well, I havent heard of the Sex Pistols or the Clash. But the Ramones are gay!
Me: -rams head into wall repeatedly-
by Rachel_isapunkrocker May 17, 2008
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