Can anyone make a salient distinction between emo and punk??? I hear Rites of Spring, Dog Nasty, earlier Fugazi, Jawbreakers, etc. and I don't hear much if any difference between that and what I played in the late 70's in a punk band.....extremely loud instruments played extremely fast with a marginal singer. As for the bit about the music having more of an emotional element, I don't hear it, unless bands like Fuel get lumped into emo, (and they do). But then, bands like Fuel don't sound like the other emo bands. I know some of you don't like using genres but the store clerk has to organize the CD's somehow.