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  Punk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punk aesthetics determine the type of art punks enjoy, which is usually underground in origin with minimalistic, iconoclastic and satirical sensibilities.
Punk is, except for the riot grrrl subculture, largely male-dominated, though punks rarely tolerate overt sexism.
Christian punk fashion is similar to that of typical punk fashion, though often incorporating Christian-themed symbolism such as the cross, the crown of thorns, the Ichthys, the Labarum, and the newly-created "Alpha is Omega" symbol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Punk   (5478 words)

 Punk rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punk rock was also a reaction against tendencies that had overtaken popular music in the 1970s, including what the punks saw as superficial "disco" music and bombastic forms of heavy metal, progressive rock and "arena rock." Punk also rejected the remnants of the hippie counterculture of the 1960s.
Punk rock in Britain coincided with the end of the era of post-war consensus politics that preceded the rise of Thatcherism, and nearly all British punk bands expressed an attitude of angry social alienation.
Gradually punk became more varied and less minimalist with bands such as The Clash incorporating other underground musical influences like ska and rockabilly and even jazz into their music, but the message of the music remained the same; it was subversive, counter-cultural, rebellious, politically incorrect and often anarchist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Punk_rock   (2810 words)

 Punk Imperative
Punk allowed you to express your individuality and creativity, and introduced powerful and diverse music that would change the scene forever.
Punk - The bands that broke through from 1976 - 1980 with the edge and diversity that defined punk.
Pre Punk - These were the bands that were way ahead of their time, and were an important influence on all the groups that broke through in the punk era.
members.tripod.com /~punkimperative   (266 words)

 Pop Punk Work @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pop Punk is a musical style which emerged at the on-set of punk rock in 1974 with America's counterpart of England's Sex Pistols and the Clash - The Ramones (who actually formed before the Sex Pistols or the Clash).
By this point punk in America, which had been confined to urban environments in the late 1970s and 80s, was really permeating all across the country.
They were perceived as adding little-to-nothing to the pop punk sound that already existed and were criticised from certain quarters that viewed them as pure careerists, apeing a sound that had reached its conclusion years ago, purely to become rich and famous.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Pop_punk   (2113 words)

 Punk Downloads - Download Punk Music - Download Punk MP3s
The new wave of punk rockers followed the same template as the original punks, but they tended to incorporate elements of heavy metal into their sound.
Thus it was that as the first stirrings of punk began to make their own presence felt on the same circuit, the Stranglers were on board the bandwagon from the beginning.
One of punk rock's longest running bands, the Vibrators emerged from the UK punk scene in 1976 and quickly found themselves sharing the stage with such notable acts as the Sex Pistols.
www.mp3.com /genre/423/subgenre.html   (5569 words)

 Urban Dictionary: punk
punk is all about being yourself, liking what you like, doing what you do and not having to live upto someone elses expectations, only your own.
De definition punk came up in the late 70's but the music has ben alround probaly for decays, but the name was given after the English music magazine "punk" wich featured bands as patty smith and the sex pistols.
The punk music label has become simply a matter of perspective, for example: a common streetpunk might say that The Casualties are a punk band, while a crust punk would simply laugh at this, and then proceed to listen to Axegrinder.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=punk   (2376 words)

 History of punk rock: origins and significance
Some say the underlying roots of punk was the frustration and anger from being treated as sheep, while others say punk stemmed from the "politics of boredom." It was both.
Therefore, many believed that punk rock began with the Pistols, while others believed it made punk into a novelty and signified the beginning of the end.
Against the backdrop of mass consumer conformity, the punk rock movement made a statement of individuality that was heard worldwide.
mt.essortment.com /punkrockhistor_rapl.htm   (619 words)

 A History of Punk
By the time punk was underway in 1977, Richman's teary-eyed optimism and fantasy came forth in the form of silly children's songs at a time punctuated by bitter nihilism.
Punk may have cosmic and sometimes conscious artistic ties to past radical movements, but most of its significance lies within the barriers of language and expression that were broken down.
Punk chicks might also wear this costume, or they might vary it with hot pants, side-slit skirts, tight angora sweaters and spike-heeled sandals; their boyfriends favored heavy "shit-kicker" boots.
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 The American Spectator
Punk and New Wave were the soundtrack of their rebellion.
Punk as a left-wing political movement was partially the product of clever marketing by band managers like Malcolm McLauren, who draped the New York Dolls in Soviet flags and helped craft the Sex Pistols'; anti-establishment image (although the establishment at the time was the Labour government).
Left-wing politics were not necessarily synonymous with the punk scene or sound, as the existence of Johnny Ramone proved.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=7169   (982 words)

 punk - Wiktionary
(uncountable) The music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.
Usage note: An informal plural used within the punk subculture is punx.
Note: The most common usage is as in Punk rock, the social and musical movement.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Punk   (249 words)

 Punk Rock Chrismas
One of its most enduring novelties, "(It's Gonna Be a) Punk Rock Christmas," is the linchpin of this collection of 18 snot-nosed holiday classics, some of which originated in the original punk rock explosion of the late 70s but others are of later vintage.
Another punk rock Christmas record, this British EP from 1981 features four songs by four different bands, two of which are pop Christmas covers and the other two holiday chestnuts.
Still another Christmas punk tune from 1983 by a British band, with a nod to "punks and skins (skinheads) everywhere," keeping in mind that Brit skinheads of the 80s were not quite as sinister as American skinheads of the 90s.
www.mistletunes.com /punk.html   (1233 words)

 Genres: Punk & Hardcore
The punk and hardcore genres are inspired by a variety of non-literary aesthetic forms that became popular in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s.
The highly sophisticated freakishness of punk attire and standards of beauty are instanciations of this kind of taste preference: all notions of what is transgressive are turned on their heads and a seductive anti-standardization is achieved.
Hardcore as an aesthetic (not the punk subgenre) takes punk taste a step further, leaving much of its politics behind and focusing largely on transgression a means of escape from the routinized, labor-intensive human life cycle in late capitalism.
english.berkeley.edu /Postwar/punk.html   (416 words)

 Canadian Punk Music - CanEHdian.com
Dayglo Abortions, The - Purveyors of putrid punk perversions, the infamous Canadian band.
DOA - This Canadian punk band has been bucking the system for over 20 years.
Son of Bronto - A punk band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
www.canehdian.com /genre/punk.html   (416 words)

 Punk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Over the course of its three-decade history, punk has consistently taken rock and roll's inherent rebelliousness and politicism and made those qualities violent and explicit.
Its most obvious roots lie in the aggressive, sometimes abrasive rhythms of '60s garage rock, the theatricality of glam rock, the ironic nihilism of New York's The Velvet Underground and The New York Dolls, and the raw, visceral power of Detroit proto-punk icons The Stooges and MC5.
As you might expect of such a huge social phenomenon, punk has been endlessly co-opted by mainstream culture.
www.epitonic.com /genres/punk.html   (181 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Punk.: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I realize that punk books are completely dominated by the Sex Pistols (I'm a seventeen year old, and brand-new to the entire '76 punk scene, although I LOVE it)yet the CD that was made as sort of an accompaniment to the book "Punk" is excellent.
It gave real insight into the original punk being a combination of trendy London scenesters (stand up Philip Salon) who abandoned it as soon as it became mainstream and genuine political and social unrest.
Punk changed my life at the time and its influence can be seen around us to this day.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0304359874   (885 words)

 punk planet dot com: notes from underground
The band is in rare form on this album, reminding us of the roots of punk rock by shattering illusion, creating community, and blasting high-energy music.
For a magazine like Punk Planet, where our ad rates remain very low to cater to independent businesses, those distributor payments are even more critical.
To best support Punk Planet right now, we are asking supporters to visit our merch table and purchase subscriptions, books, shirts, magazines, or anything else we offer.
www.punkplanet.com   (1781 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Subcultures: Punk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Early Eighties Punk Rock Survivors - A spot for that generation of punks that survived the early eighties.
Punk Chronology - An in depth look at punk culture and its subcultures, starting in the 1960's.
Punk History Canada - A living chronicle on punk to honor the years 1977-1987.
dmoz.org /Society/Subcultures/Punk   (442 words)

 Punk/New Wave Downloads - Download Punk/New Wave Music - Download Punk/New Wave MP3s
Essentially, Punk Revival bands were all traditionalists -- they kept alive the sounds and styles of groups...
Essentially, Punk Revival bands were all traditionalists -- they kept alive the sounds and styles of groups like the Sex Pistols, the Stooges, the Jam, the Exploited, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, the Descendents, and countless other punk and hardcore bands.
Since hardcore mutated into speed metal in the late '80s, it wasn't surprising that these punk traditionalists were heavier than their initial influences, but that is partially what made the music appealing to a mass audience in America -- it was simpler and heavier, much like a faster, harder outgrowth of grunge rock.
www.mp3.com /punk/genre/407/summary.html   (708 words)

 Punk Music Dot Com: Punk News, Punk Reviews, Interviews + other punk stuff
The dropouts are a hard working, up and coming punk band from grand prairie Texas.
Guitarist Billy Howerdel has recently told MTV that A Perfect Circle is no longer together and he is not so sure what the future holds for the band.
Cute Is What We Aim For (Fueled By Ramen Records) and The Outline (Fearless Records) will both be live in the studio, yesterday Wednesday, May 17th 2006 from 7-8pm PST www.myspace.com/djrossstar...
www.punkmusic.com   (212 words)

 Dogpile Punk Clothing
This is all about punk, you know punk music, not daft punk or punk clothing - It's not about a punk band who wears punk clothes and sings punk lyrics sung by a punk girl with a punk hair style.
What she found out was somewhere, long ago, long before my time, in fact long before anybody that I know could possibly recall, there was a middle finger raised and a question called against the authoritative power at the time-a big FUCK you to the corruption created by power.
Punk music is and always will be the main factor for Dogpile to create original punk clothing for people whom wish to be individuals and rebel against the clueless mainstream.
www.dogpilecloze.com   (178 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Meet the pro-Bush punks
One would have thought punk's capacity to shock was exhausted when, in the 1980s, GG Allin defecated on stage and either ate the result or flung it at the audience.
A smart, articulate 22-year-old, he founded the Conservative Punk website six months ago, and has since received hate mail from disgusted punks, excited phone calls from the Republican party and intrigued coverage from the US media.
In America, early punks spat in the face of liberalism, establishing a precedent for extreme views.
www.guardian.co.uk /uselections2004/story/0,13918,1255768,00.html   (926 words)

 postpunk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Punk had brought in the DIY ethos but it didn't take it far enough." In many ways, Perry had the edge on Lydon: from its title The Image Is Cracked to its reggae inputs and use of synth, Alternative TV's May 1978 debut album preempted Public Image Limited.
Punk had mobilized a huge audience who were looking for the way forward.
Formed before punk, This Heat spent 1974-76 developing their sound; Hayward lived in a squat in Deptford, subsisting on five quid a week and a diet of porridge.
members.aol.com /blissout/postpunk.htm   (10265 words)

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