What is punk music?

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  1. FutureProf88

    FutureProf88 Well-Known Member

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    This is the most real post on here. I was going to say "well it's whatever edgy early teenagers think their parents hate... that's punk," but decided against it. But Dogs is right here. It's sort of just general angsty-ness at whatever the world around you is. I can enjoy the older punk bands from the late 70's and 80's, but past that it is, again as Dogs said, just annoying. And the whole bit about the irony of punk music being corporatized is just perfect. I used to like bands like Blink and Green Day when I was in high school, but after a few years I realized that 1) they were formulaic and often just sounded like they were whining, and 2) they represented everything that they, and their fans, acted like they resented. I mean when you dominate radio airplay and have touring, multi-day festivals dedicated to your music, you are the establishment.
     
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    Punk is all the guys who weren't good enough musicians to be in better bands writing better music lol

    Also, I guess I didn't realize that Australia = the "rest" of the world. Sounds like an American mindset if I ever heard one :lol:
     
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    I liked a lot of the pop punk that came out in the 90's. To me it was just good fun rock music. It was kinda like the hair bands of the 80's without all the drag queenishness.
     
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    I still love "punk (stupid word)" music. But I hate the stupid "punk" ideals/laws.

    I'm an adult for God's sake!
     
  5. FutureProf88

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    I like hair band stuff. I have no desire to wear a leopard print leotard around in general public, or even on stage for that matter (because nobody really wants to see that), but I dig the shiny, pointy guitars, perm'd hair, etc.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    My most pointy-guitar was an explorer,
    I never once sprayed hair spray on my head , but I am guilty of wearing spandex, and sometimes knee high moccasins !!
    Cheers
     
  7. Crikey

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    Punk is an attitude. Im an old skool punk rocker. Still got that attitude. But i know anarchy dont work nor does communism.
    Musically, i will take anti establishment music over corporate rock any fucking day of the week.
    I think Pink Floyd was punk rock im their hey day as theshitcanned the corporate song structure and song length. Same with Queen in thier attitudes and their sings being so diffrrent.
    Punk opened up music for guys like me who cant shred, though i do wish i had that talent. punk for me is telling the elites to shove “their new normal” ip their asses
     
  8. Matthews Guitars

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    Bare knuckle simple rock and roll, lyrics are about being pissed off at something or being in an altered state of mind....and no solos.

    The Ramones is an archetypical American punk band. With anthems such as "Beat on the Brat" and "I Wanna Be Sedated", they will always be my favorite punk act.
     
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    I watched this last year.
    This is the spirit of Christmas.
    In '77 The Sex Pistols did a free gig for the striking Yorkshire Firemen and their families.
    Including a children's matinee!
    Enjoy.

     
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    Lol^3

    I like how all the band default to being "Rock" after all their previous labels expire. They were usually opposed to Rock too but find it convenient when their genre goes by the wayside.
     
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    GBH and the pistols were british....just sayin'.

    The british punk movement was a youth culture/fashion thing that rejected societal norms (like most youth movements). The music that sprang from it was characterised by a rejection of bland over produced of the time and the excesses of mainstream rock resulting in the emphasis on diy and a focus on lack of instrumental competence. I'm not sure the us version was quite the same.
     
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    Sex Pistols didn't view Pink Floyd as punk..

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    David Gilmour responded that PF was targeted because they had substance whereas it would have been boring to say "I hate Yes".

    Kind of pissed me off because I'm a Yes fan as well as of PF.
     
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    The Exploited were British (Scottish) too!

    And while Siouxsie Sioux was one of the Bromley Contingent of Original Punks, the Siouxsie and the Banshees recorded output was not punk.
     
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    This is punk!

     
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    Same with Rage Against the Machine. Anti-corporate yet they sign a big deal with Sony. I read an interview with the guitar player and he said he is a Maoist. I'm sure that he didn't give everything thing away like a true communist.
     
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    Can you be anti anti- everything? Would that be punk? :hmm:
     
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    The edgy singularity, you mean?
     
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    Gbh in imo had the best guitar riffs out of many
     
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    God, Guns and Guitars has become counter culture
     
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    I wonder what wake up call all the heavy metal fans had when they realuzed all the metal studs and leather were from gay bondage theme. Lol!
     

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