Originally Posted by Bert Slide
The best thing about punk is it broke the rock n roll free from the baby boomers who had tried to freeze it in time for 10+ years. It made kids realize that you didn't have to play like Clapton and be in a giant stadium to be in a rock and roll band.
It did and I love it for that reason. That is the whole point of being an artist or an creative person in general, to break out of the rules that somebody laid down before you, that make no sense and are completely outgrown at a given moment. But then the problem starts when a bunch of phonies use that as a shield, as an opportunity to hide their lack of eloquence and talent. I think that is the thing that the OP is describing here...