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A type of Punk Rock in which the lyrics are about anarchism and political activism.
by jpj February 02, 2004
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a strain of punk rock concerned with abolishing the state and capitalism. often concerned with animal liberation and radical environmentalism. some bands may be against civilization (domestication), a relatively new tendency within the anarchist mileu.
this subculture/ subgenre is generally agreed to have been started by the british punk band crass.
songs will the decry the ravages of war, police brutality, animal testing and meat-eating, etc. the songs are usually about things anarchists don't like, and express exactly how much they don't like them.
anarchist punks tend to wear a lot of black. crass started wearing all black at shows as a reaction to punk fashion. most kids don't have that reason anymore. reasons will be as varied as the individuals asked.
record covers will invariably be black and white, with black forming the negative space/ background. imagery of dead bodies and war scenes are common among certain strains of anarchopunk, especially those which emulate the older bands.
bands will often use stencil font or a font utilizing scratchy, goopy-looking letters., and these logos will be seen adorning the pants, vests, jackets, etc. of punks, usually printed with white ink on black canvas. patches will be sewn on with dental floss. it's really strong and looks cool.
the variations on the anarchist punk are many, and new strains are constantly being formulated.
peace-punk (as in crass, contravene),
d-beat crust (named after the band discharge, who arguably were the first to use this beat.. some say it was mob 47), folk-punk (often poppy, as in against me!, or defiance ohio), and anarchist-punk takes on grindcore and metal are just a few.
there is an awesome anarchopunk show tonight, it's a benefit for the animal defense leauge and kakistocracy is playing.
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Can be fleshed out in many ways... different levels of agression towards the state and some focuses are more apolitical and focused on grassroots/community. I wouldn't necessarily include Black Flag.
Anarcho-Punk Bands:
the American Culture eXperiments
Oi Polloi
by dr.bizerk July 10, 2008
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this is a person who hates the goverment and tends to be violent and also may have several felonies. they stay true to the anarchist belives and the punk life style. they also listen to bands such as Anti-flag, Black-flag ,and other anarchist bands. they wear anarchist symbols on there clothing. some may even have the symbol tattooed or branded on there bodies. there wear alot of black and always have a bandana which is also black but not always. they could careless how they look in the eyes of others since there main focuse is anarchy. They tend to hate scene kid and preps because of there love of themselves and how they only care about themsevles and no one else.this is one thing anarcho-punks hate because they feel that everyone should help each other and care about the great good. they get along with most people because they are always tring to help people, but if the don't like you they will let you know and more than likely kick your ass. they also attend protest and black bloc and are part of some kind of anarchist group. they also spray paint walls with poltical propaganda and the anarchist symbol. also they know alot about bombs and home made weapons. there attuide is laid back at times ,but almost always they are lookin for a way to help the anarchist cause. they love chaos but they also help people in need and try to help people in there area. they feel that the goverment is hurting everyone and destroying lives. they see the goverment as the enemy also called the state. they are strongly against the miltary because of it's rules and forced combat.
Anti-Flag is a good example of anarcho-punk
Joseph Déjacque was an early anarchist communist and the first person to describe himself as "libertarian
Rudolf Rocker was a leading early anarcho-syndicalist thinker who outlined a view of the origins of the movement
Mutualist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was the first self-described anarchist.
by ghost704blackbloc December 19, 2007
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