PUNK is the personal expression of
uniqueness that comes from the experiences of growing up in touch with
our human ability to reason and ask questions”
-Greg Graffin, Singer of Bad Religion
There is no one definition of punk to say that one person’s definition would be right would be an insult to the whole concept.
is socially that you make your own rules and do things your own way I
would very much have a DIY or die ethic but then im in it for the long
haul as for the music side I would say that Avril isn’t punk or Good
Charlotte I would define them as pop (I like both but they aint no
Punk!). Punk to me would be The Sex pistols, the Ramones….
is no dress code, it's just plain and simple- think for yourself. It's
not selling out and sticking with what you believe in.
marked with a label saying punk doesn't necessarily make it punk. I
think that pop/punk is that bubble gum sh!t with punk elements that’s
totally different that’s genres nothing to do with the definition of
Punk is to be yourself, and believe in your self and your
opinions... punk isn't a special clothing fashion, or A special sound
(in music), it's YOUR way to dress and YOUR sound (In music).
isn't about Pete Wentz being hot (not that I don’t like him), and it’s
not about MCR (no offense to MCR shippers). It’s not about crusty
leather jackets and Mohawks, punk is just standing up and shoving your
fist in the air and saying what you believe in. Any true punk -
(whatever that really means) will tell you the same. Don't let any
other individual in this world silence you, or put you down or tell you
different to what you strongly believe in. Punk isn't about being a
loud mouthed shooting crap out of your yap like towers of London; it’s
about rebelling with reason and wits. Punk rock is about YOU.
Let me tell you the reason Mohawks became a simple of being a punk:
It all began in the 70’s Punk was an attitude against what the music
career was at that time, you had to be reeeally talented to make it in
music, and you had to be good-looking' and all, the reason punkers
looked like they did in the seventies was a protest against that,
instead of dancing like little fairies on stage they just threw
themselves about, and the reason punk music sounded so aggressive and
so rude was because many punkers was fed up with all the crap that was
going on, or simply because they couldn't play and were so tired of all
those pretty tunes that was around at the time.
A part of the
message was you don't have to play guitar or bass or whatever like a
hero to play it, as long as you enjoy it.. Do it! Another part was to
be your self. As simple as that, cause that wasn't how things was at
the time, not that I was around at the time, but I’ve heard the
stories. As soon as the media got hold of "Punk" and named it and
defined it, it was over, it was spoiled, cause they turned into A
special sound, and A special aptitude and A special way to look. Punk
wasn't A persons view or a persons creation, the whole thing of it was
that it was your way to think and act, to be an individual instead of a
"punker" or even more simple, boy or a girl.
1 not letting anyone stop you
2 rejecting the mainstream
3 not being afraid of the problems in life (unlike how some people think the world is perfect and only care about themselves)
4 never forgetting whats right (or not selling out)
5 "DIY or die" (credit to whoever said that)
6 being different
is difference, definition with Mohawks and leather jackets are just
what the media want you to think it is but that doesn't make it that.
Blond "punk princesses" "singing" about how they got into a food fight
isn't punk just lame.
seems to me that "punk" is something you are born with; how many of you
felt as if you had just found a missing part of yourselves when you
first heard the music, listened to the lyrics... For me it's a state of
mind. I don’t want to generalize, but punks form a minority: they know
much more about personal freedom than others do; another thing is that
they aware, that it's people who should create norms (if we accept that
the basic ones , e.g. the right to live, should exist), while nowadays
many people still believe, that only thanks to shaping your character
and behavior by even the stupidest social standards you can become a