"Punk Is Dead"

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  1. In light of the current state of the world, i can see why people say punk is dead. You see we have this generation of people calling themselves punk, but they do everything that is NOT punk. An example would be following orders from authority. I firmly believe that you cannot do both and expect your material to ever come out sounding like real punk rock. Lets argue.
  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I think most people who themselves "punk" were always posers. A bad haircut, a spiked leather jacket, and a sullen facial expression is most of what you have always seen. People who don't follow authority are called convicts.
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Meh, I don't feel like arguing. :p
  4. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
  5. If you were not around when punk rock started - it was merely a challenge to the establishment music industry in the mid ‘70s, which had become lame and boring and followed a pop formula. Not fresh and exciting like Elvis, Eddie Cochran, or Gene Vincent. It achieved its goal by ‘79. It died by the time it became defined by safety pins in the early 80s. Anything else is not true punk
  6. El Güero

    El Güero Inactive

    Oct 5, 2015
    Okay, punk is dead. Does it stink any more now than when it was alive?
  7. If you lived everything punk YOU would be Dead.

    P.S. Signing up at a chat site automatically revokes your punk card. :whistle:

    < Turns back up his Chaos UK after turning it down for a brief break to write this post.
  8. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    There's an excellent 3-part BBC documentary on YouTube called Punk Britannia.
    E1 "Pre-Punk: 1972-1976" (pub rock, Dr Feelgood, Ducks Deluxe, Eddie and the Hotrods, etc)
    E2 "Punk: 1976-1978" (Sex Pistols, Clash, Sham 69, etc)
    E3 "Post-Punk: 1978-1981" (Joy Division, Public Image Ltd, the Slits, the Specials, etc).
  9. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    "Punks don’t like to hear it but they and Mrs. Thatcher were both on the coattails of something bigger, which was the rise of individualism where we could be whatever we wanted to be,” he explains. “The Sex Pistols’ song ‘I Wanna Be Me’ came at the same time as a speech by Mrs. Thatcher that had pretty much the same message."

    Adam Curtis.

    I'm with Curtis.

    "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
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    I say whatever. Music is good or bad, and labels are for marketers.
  11. Guitalia


    Jun 7, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    Punk died after the first two Ramones albums (and the first Dictators album). The beginning of the end was the first album by the Sex Pistols, who were the punk Monkees, assembled by Malcolm McLaren after seeing the Ramones and realizing that he could make some money by ripping off their sound.

    But at least the Pistols got that punk was supposed to be a joke, unlike the dead-serious bands that came after, like the Clash and the rest. Taking punk seriously it as anti-punk as it gets.

    I got your punk right here ("I . . . drink Coca-Cola for breakfast . . . "):

    " . . . Beatin' up the kids from Spain . . ."

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  12. Yango

    Yango Inactive

    Apr 14, 2008
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  13. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    We also have a generation of people with beards that make themselves look like lumberjacks but in reality they couldn't swing an axe for more than a minute.
  14. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    Remembering some punk band member's complaint about 'old geezers like Zeppelin', I have only two words for this conversation: Dread Zeppelin.

    Half-ass reggae, snappy wardrobe, and some sort of Elvis fronting the players. Playing at the St. Joseph's CYO this Satur . . . . . . whoops, cancelled.
  15. ELG60


    Apr 26, 2017
    Correction: Arguably, people who don't follow authority are called criminals (I would argue that nonconformists is perhaps a more accurate term).

    People who do so poorly (or unluckily) are called convicts.
  16. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I was listening to Chaos UK this afternoon!

    I was also jamming out to this today. I love 80’s hardcore. The drums on this are so good.
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  17. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Dude, if you think punk died after the Ramones and the Dictators albums, you're missing out on a LOT of great music.
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  18. Its Dead again??????

    I was a fan in the 70's. Music is just music. Nothing dies. Somewhere someone is rocking out to Frankie Avalon.
  19. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Punk is just a state of mind. It was around long before the Sex Pistols and Ramones (or even the 60s garage bands). The Dictators (mentioned above) were a comedy band and a great one at that, not punks...I loved that first album. The toruble with punk is that once you get to the point of thinking you're punk you aren't punk any more.

    Cleoma Falcon started playing guitar and singing with her accordion playing husband Joe in the late 1920s in heavily Catholic Louisiana. In those days a woman playing dance music in barrooms was scandalous, no better than a hooker. Now that's punk!

  20. El Güero

    El Güero Inactive

    Oct 5, 2015
    LOL Sometimes the truth hurts, sometimes it makes you laugh.
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