Modern Rock Music -> Punk????

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RhythmBassist01, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. RhythmBassist01


    Aug 31, 2005
    Why are modern rock bands using the label of Punk or Punk Rock?

    Sorry, but I just don't get it.

    Or has the word Punk just became "trendy". I know the Sex Pistols had a stylist at one stage.
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Because it makes trendy teens feel special and rebelious. The whole "rebel" thing sells.
  3. Punk was always just a loose label, describing those that fit against the norm and played simple yet heartfelt music, fighting against the rules and standards of society and building their own genre. I guess new bands like Simple Plan fit the genre since they're playing that simple rock, expressing their feelings, and building their own fanbase. Punk is trendy, if you haven't noticed. Thankfully, though, there are many punk bands to listen to nowadays that aren't crap, even though these bands are hard to find in the mainstream. One needs only to listen to Pennywise or Bad Religion's new stuff, or even Rise Against, to hear some good stuff amidst the mainstream. They're no Sex Pistols but they're making some really good music with a point.
  4. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Marketing to the Hot Topic crowd.
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Because now it's punk to say how punk you are, punk.

    It's hella sweet to say punk...
  6. trog


    Nov 8, 2003

    'Punk' is trendy, so it sells.
  7. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    No one knows what the labels mean anymore.

    They just enjoy labeling.
  8. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    An even more important question: who cares?
  9. RhythmBassist01


    Aug 31, 2005
    I care.

    Where there's one, there's many.