Punk is a state of mind. You can be a nerd, jock, loner, skater, whatever... as long as you have an anarchist attitude, you are punk. Punk is basically the ideal of not conforming to any ideals. Anyone who says otherwise is a poser who is trying too hard to be "punk". studs, mohawks, all of that is just an image, it doesn't mean shit.
soulboy you alway's make me smile mate , mod was a great time would have loved to be around the 69 era, loved the look of the original hard mod's/skinheads as well. Northern soul is fucking amazing as well
Oh, Punk is dead? Excuse me then while I don't go see Tragedy in two weeks and while I don't anxiously await the new Nux Vomica LP and while I don't chat with record labels about awesome power violence.
Oh wait, I am going to do all of that because punk isn't dead you twit.
By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.
I would say it's not only a music style but a lifestyle too. We don't care what people think and we aren't frightened to speak up and fight for what we believe in.
We've always got your back, but be careful if you cross us
There doesn't have to be a specific uniform, it's more an attitude.
I think more than a genre of music, it's an attitude of rebellion and individualism. You could play the most generic old school hardcore punk, but in the end if your just doing it because you think its cool and makes you "punker than everyone else and don't really believe in that state of mind, your not really punk.
personally if you want it to mean anything it's a style of music, and somewhat of an attitude or a state of mind, but like everyone else before me said depending on who's saying it to you makes a difference. most people see the punk "movement" as dead now so most will be calling you a punk ass bitch basically, and those who aren't are probably punks or young girls that wanna fuck you cause it'll "piss daddy off".
Mods are snobby. Thats why punks take the piss out of them. Same with emos, kinda. Emo takes the bandwagon of the already poorly-understood world of mental illness and abuse the shit out of it - and having dealt with mental illness shit all my life, it pisses me off. That's what I hate about them, and their music of course.
Also, thePunisher, this is the punk forum. "You guys would make great punks!" NOOO, YOU DON'T SAY?
its alot of DIY surviving fun... the beer and the drugs the sex and the even the violence of whatever scene you claim to belong too are just what happens when you mash a bunch of free minds together... its something different to everyone...
"i'll dig up some dirt, and throw down some seeds. Cause this world needs more spinach not more motherfuckers like me..."
Punk, in an abstract way, stands for the absence of meaning and the opposition to the idea of accepting definition. Whether that meaning is political affiliation, social acceptance, consumption, or the mass production of formulaic and/or traditional music. In that sense, I view many writers, graphic artists, and even film makers as being punk in their own right.
However, I typically define punk first and foremost as an encompassing musical genre that, like metal, has broken into several subgenres and has merged with other genres since the beginning of it's rather deep roots.
As with a lot of genres you have to sift through a hell of a lot of formulaic and beige bands to find groups which really stand out. It seems a bit ironic how formulaic and generic punk is seeing as how it's often likened to rebelling against the mainstream and authority and being an individual.
People with an allergy to showers, spending their wellfare payments on beer, of which they drink whilst pissing on people`s property, whilst also loudly proclaiming everyones a cunt, before calling police officers fascists whilst being escorted down to the cells for the night, potentially facing charges of public disturbance, public indecency for exposing themselves, vandalism and drunken disorderly.
Alot of the ones I met were smack heads.
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It is what it is for the individual because one can only see things for themselves through their own eyes. Personally people should get past labeling, it's kinda sickening since we're all homesapiens in the end.
It doesn't have a solid meaning. It's organic, and something you've got to determine for yourself. Nothing I nor anyone else says here will really define it in concrete terms, and overall, a gamut of political views, opinions on society, sexuality, the music itself, fashion and more have been espoused through the whole ordeal. Some say it ended in '77 with the second wave, some say that's when it began. The Sex Pistols' manager and his sex shop definitely had a part in early punk fashion in the U.K. I think I recall Johnny talking about Sid flipping through fashion magazines and putting together his own look from them. If punk is left to be only for those with mohawks and liberty spikes then I'm screwed, because I shave my head. I'm more technical than some, but I still only play guitar on four strings like I do my bass. I just do what I do, and it's good enough for me. So I don't have the coolest vest or jacket, latest patches, piercings, or coolest tattoos. I don't need another's approval to justify what I do, like and am. Just do your own thing and be able to stand for yourself when the time comes. 'Nough said.