I hung out with the non-popular white kids at my school. I wasn't into Ren fair, so I was left with being a psuedo-punk. And I grew up with my mother telling me stories about following around Jello Biafra in her youth and whatnot, so I looked up the Kennedys and it all went downhill from there.
Punk's also just the most accessible music scene around here...
Friend of mine introduced me to The Offspring and De Heideroosjes (Dutch) about 13 years ago I guess. His dad had some contacts in a squatted venue, thats when I got into crust and underground punk. Seems like such a long time ago..
back in the 90s i always used to skate,and my older bro always listened to west coast punk and attended warped and other shows.It truly wasn't till i started smoking pot though,and i began to expand my mind on the fucked up crap within the US congress and mainly the local police.I began to seek others that were on the same page as me,and i eventually got into so much shit at school they had an IEP meeting and they sent me to a treatment facility for borderline teens....which made me grow a hate for the government even more.when i got back after over 2 years of isolation i began to learn the art of deejaying from the traits of being a drummer as a teen.and started to realize there are more tru anarchist in the underground rave scene than there is in the actual punk scene.lol.
I got into punk music and thw whole punk scene thanks to my dad. He was a punk when he was youg and its still nearly the only music he listens to. When I was around 9 I found his old cd and LP collection and I just fell in love with the music <3. To bad we don't have so many punks here in sweden x3
I grew up hearing it as my mum is into it (though she's a skinhead) so i was always a fan of the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Then my brother got me into oldschool Green Day and The Offspring. Thanks to Kerrang magazine i then discovered a lot of new bands, well, they were new back then XD
I really liked Avril Lavigne when I was 12 and I heard people calling her a posuer and wannabe punk. Out of curiosity I looked up punk to see what it was. I heard some bands, and slowly got into it within the next 2 years. Since high school it's been the music I mostly listen to.
It all began in 1983 when a friend made me listen to fucking awesome Crass. I found exactly what I was looking for. Aggressive music with a nice Pop side. Then I discovered a Punk Hardcore band from my country called SNFU http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNFU and I was sold to it.
Been more than 20 years I'm listening to Punk and I'll be a Punker to the bone 'til I die for damn sure.
One of my favorite bands is CIVET, these chicks KICK ASS!!!
Just always loved it. I was really into Bowling For Soup when I was in second grade. And then like 2006-ish when like emo punk was "cool" I found All American Rejects/Panic! At The Disco/Fall Out Boy/Paramore then it kinda went from there. I have never liked anything but punk :')
The message, the freedom, the struggle, the music. I was young, didn't have shit, was taken in by some squatters that listened to Vice Squad and leftover Crack, choking victim, adicts, agent orange, the damned, shit like that, and so much more. I fell in love with it all man, it was like a life revolution. And I'll always be better for it.
2 of my older brothers were metalheads and one of my older brothers was a punker. I got a lot from all 3 of them but once I went to a PUNK show, I knew that's where I belonged. My metalhead brothers' shows were really just too predictable and solemn, but the punk shows were wild and spontaneous and the music just hyped me up waaaay more. I'd never change it.
I like being all PUNK ROCK ANARCHY! but then when someone else says that same thing I call them a lame ass poseur. It's tough as shit.
Anyways, I was (still am, actually. Suck the fattest part of every cock ever if this irritates you.)REALLY into metal for a long time, and hated everything about punk. I started hanging out with my friend Josh and he really likes punk and hardcore and that type of shit. Well, whenever we would play music, he insisted on trying to piss me off with punk. Slowly, I got him to get a little more into metal, and at the same time, I started listening to punk.
Then it hit me that I'm really punk as fuck in my actions anyways, so why was i bitching? (I don't wear spiked leather and spike my mohawk up. I just wear sweatshorts, have a mohawk, and tell everyone to fuck off alot.).
I think the first punk song I finally admitted liking was either Saturday Night from the Misfits or Sick from Ceremony. probably both.
I use to be super scene back in the day. I never listened to anything that wasn't screaming through the headphones. I started to date my ex and he showed me ska, and I really enjoyed it. Then when him and I broke up I met this super PunkRick dude named Aaron who introduced me to a few other bands. Then, I used the good internet to extend my search for punk music and I've just grown to love it after my scene self "grew up"