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What does Punk mean to you?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by offsideref, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Correlation is not causation


    The Pistols played their first gig in 1975. In the spring of 1976 they supported the 101ers at the Nashville.

    Punk was already up and running in the UK by July 1976. The NME was over the moon about it, even Charles Shaar-Murray was a convert :)
     
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    Methinks punk was a much different thing in the UK than it was here in the States. Here it was a short lived fad, like goth. BTW, there's no need for name calling. We're all entitled to an opinion. The OP asked what punk meant to me and I responded. Good health!
     
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    Methinks name calling is a much different thing here in the UK than it is in the States. ;)
     
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    Sorry if you thought ‘jazz snob’ was name calling, your post came across as elitist, as if jazz was the only music ‘worthy’ of anyone’s attention, no malicious intent from me at all. Call me a punk snob, I would take it as a compliment !
     
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    What does Punk (and its sub-genres) mean to me?

    Punk - Raw, visceral, three-chord rock and roll, delivered in an anti-social package.
    You can spit on the audience, and they will like it.

    Grunge - Five-chord, slower Punk on Xanax. You don't spit on the audience, but after your mid-set dose of Valium and Zoloft, you might drool down your chest while shoe-gazing.

    Psychobilly - Upbeat three-chord Punk rock with a Jethro Bodine twist. Ellie Mae will bring you some speed with your Budweiser, and you can shake sweat on the audience.

    New Wave - Early 1980's pop-Punk. Video-ready rock and roll with keyboards, sporty haircuts, and cool sneakers. You're too cool to sweat or spit, and your sunglasses cost more than band will get paid for the gig.

    Surf/Skate/Garage Punk - Just like punk, but you only play in your friend's dad's garage. There's an audience of 15 year olds in the driveway, and that slutty girl from your Geometry class will gladly let you adorn her with whatever liquid you care to dispense.

    Glam Punk - Punk with glitter, makeup, and skin-tight trousers. You are generally expected to die of a heroin overdose before you have a chance to dispense any sort of bodily fluids on anybody.

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.

    :(
     
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    this I like !
     
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    No, I never did. Thanks for the heads up, I’ve now read a couple of articles about the place. Some depressing stuff there.
     
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    I think you’re right about that. I would say “mistakes are made because words are misunderstood” but then folk might wonder why I’m quoting Grace Slick on a punk thread.
     
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    To me, it doesn't get more punk, then this version of this song, although I know that it is not a punk band per se, but the the lyrics, the antics, the audience, the lot, just gives me more of a feeling of an upward pointing middle finger than anything I watched from bands from the Queen's backyard.


     
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    (Insert any given genre here)
     
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    Music evolves through imitation but not, usually, direct copying. The UK version of punk was quite far removed from the Ramones. Not really fair to say ‘copying American artists as usual’......................the birth of pop music in the US was via The Beatles and other UK bands.
     
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    Get used to it.

    American site, American culture rules. The rest of the world never invented anything.
     
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    If you view things through a boomer's perspective, sure.
    But some folks have a broader and more accurate view of things.
    Pop music in the US existed well before any beetles boyband hit it big
     
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    Not true, but when it comes to blues, jazz, country, rock n roll, and punk....those are all American inventions :cool:
     
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    I see where you’re coming from here, but the birth of pop music? Ummmmm...
     
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    So modest!
     
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    While I love Never Mind the Bollocks it's production was anything but punk. It's producers were two top industry guys, one of whom was also working with Sir Paul McCartney at the time. There are layers upon layers of guitar tracks and is tight as it gets. Beautiful, powerful production and content.
     
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    I'm British, we're supposed to understand sarcasm ;)
     
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