A genre of rock started in the 70s and lasted through the 80s. There are still some punk bands now, but they are very scarce.

The media tries to tell you that punk is listening to My Chemical Romance or dressing in all black, etc. However, true punks dress according to their whim and listen to whatever they want.

Emo kids are just pseudo-punks. Don't let them convince you that they are individuals, because emo is the mainstream trend of 2005. True punk has no set style or gimmick.
REAL punk rock: Dead Kennedys, Ramones, Rancid.
FAKE punk rock: Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Green Day.
by CManX55 December 04, 2005
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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.
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.

Freddaay: Hey Bryan what do you think of these cantalopes?
Bryan: They're so punk rock

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
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music that is commenly used a punk rock with dumb ass bands such as simple plan or avril lavigne this is not true many local bands keep it alive it is a way of thinking not dressing or "jumping up and down alot"
blah123: these jeans are so punk rock
blah123: i cant wait for the concert i will jump up and down to the beat
me: you suck at life. you are not punk rock eat shit and die
by anonoymous May 05, 2004
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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
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Contrary to what alot of people think about punk rock, it isn't a completely individualistic musical movement with no rules or boundries. If this were true, than pretty much anything could be punk rock, so long as the musicians intent was not adhere to any rules while composing the music. This would mean that classical, folk, new wave, pop, heavy metal, or any combination of the above, or a completely new genre of music never heard of before could all be punk. Bands such as mr bungle or fantomas who incorporate many genres into their music, and seem to never have two songs that sound the same should than be considered more punk than the ramones or the sex pistols, since they conform to no previous musical standards. The truth is that Punks tend to be very rigid about what they consider to be punk or not, more rigid than alot of people who listen to music other than punk. As soon as someone playing punk rock tries to incorporate some other genre into punk you'll here people say, "that's not punk, that's pop punk or new wave". Punk rock began, and is still considered today to be fast loud 3 chord rock and roll music characterized by either nihilistic lyrics about sex, drugs and violence, or some kind of anarcho-communist utopia. Some punks will say to you out of confusion that bands like avirl lavigne or simple plan aren't punk rock because they don't write their music or cause they are just playing music to conform to the rules of the masses, but who the hell are they to say that avril lavigne doesn't really believe what she's writing or playing is good, and she's just conforming to the masses. The fact is that Avril Lavigne will never be punk, not because she's dishonest, writing music just to make money and please people, but because she doesn't wanna have sex with a dog, drink whiskey by the gallon or shoot up heroin like dee dee ramone, iggy pop, sid vicious or captain sensible. Or Start some kind of anarchist or communist utopia like the clash, crass, dead kennedy's or bad brains. People get all caught up with the saying and doing whatever you want aspect of the music, but not enough on doing something that actually distinguishes you from the crowd, such as smoking crack, not brushing your teeth, living in a jungle, being an angry hippie ect.
Punk rock makes my parents ears bleed, and my grandma unrinate alot.
by angelo manfredi December 31, 2005
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It is not about how cool you are, or how much better you are. Its about community. Its about expression. Its about going into a pit and being able to beat the shit out of someone and 5 min later you are friends. Its about not giving a shit what others say or think. Its being true to yourself.
upon seeing someone new

Fuck 1 = man those guys look so queer
Fuck 2 = yea we are so much better than them. We are punk rock.

Punk 1 = cool...
by Trevor Crass September 28, 2006
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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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