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What does Punk mean to you?

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

  1. JRapp

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    I find it pretty comical that 239 people have posted on this topic. I'm sure most of you were playing Doobie Bros covers back around that time. If you were even born yet...
     
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    I don’t work on Wall Street but I can tell you what it means to me. The guy didn’t ask “where were you in ‘76?”
     
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    I really want to agree with this. In theory I might even say I do, but maaan them variables. Inspired by the thread I watched The Decline of Western Civilization and I think I would rather hear Hitch a Ride than anything by the Germs.
     
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    Would you guys consider "Green Day" as Punk?
     
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    Labeling something as punk is not really punk. :cool:
     
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    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    Anyway, I'm an ex manc, but too young to remember the punk scene.

    But in 1976, The Sex Pistols, played a gig at the "Lesser Free Trade Hall" on June 4th.

    This is one of the most important gigs of all time. There were 42 people at the gig.

    From 24 hour party people:



    Also there was Morissey in attendance. While Johhny Marr wanted to go he was a little two young.

    I think what English punk triggered matters more.

    post script: I remember seeing Joy Division as a kiddo when they made their first appearance on Granada TV
     
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    I do but remember, after London Calling and Sandinista , there’s a lot of folks who didn’t consider The Clash “punk”.


     
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    Punk as a term was applied/misapplied to so many types of music, it became pretty meaningless... I love the days of The RAMONES and early Blondie... great edgy music, “punk,” if you will, but with great respect for old pop rock, bubble gum, comic books, and all. Ya had the “angry young men,” Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson that got lumped in there, etc...am still a big fan of Costello’s new stuff, he “grew” like The Beatles did...he’s a genius...a wordy one, but he still brings it in his current form 43 years later
     
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    As someone from a younger demographic than most in this thread, punk is much different to me. I got hooked on punk music watching skate videos in the 90’s and continue to love it.
     
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    It means to be white and on dope!:confused:

     
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    In a nutshell, The Stooges, not The Sex Pistols.
     
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    I was born in '84....missed the original punk phase. However, I got caught in a rabbit hole one day and watched hours of Johnny Rotten interviews through the years. I learned to play guitar by listening to my dad's Waylon & Willie albums. I LOVE Johnny Rotten/ John Lyndon interviews. He's way smarter than he gets credit for and most people he's talking to. I don't listen to Sex Pistols or punk rock, but I love Johnny Rotten.

    So, while trying really hard to refrain from politics here, going by his standard means anti establishment.

    Does that mean you are just anti- whatever is the establishment?

    Does that mean you are just anti- the establishment at the moment?

    What if what you are fighting for becomes the norm? Did you win or become an anarchist?

    I love his take on things from 1980 to 2020...he recently caught hell for wearing a shirt that picked a political side. Do you think he changed or punk changed?
     
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    Well, this will just get people mad at me, but the truth is that I always found punk to be mostly a silly poser trend. Both PiL and the Clash were as much determined commercial products as the Monkees or Strawberry Alarm Clock. In the US, particularly, the self-described punks were often middle class or higher stylers; poor, working kids were poor working kids and not about to have the resources to do the punk thing. I respect the few genuine punk musicians, with the emphasis on "few." I don't mean to offend, but this was my experience.
     
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    Garage punks sure had attitude.:cool:

     
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    Being true to yourself. Rob Halford coming out was punk, Ozzy shaving his head was punk (I mean, who wants to be David Coverdale the rest of their career, right?), Bad Religion making a prog rock album was the most punk thing they did.

    The opening to this song is punk as hell...



    "You ain't hardcore 'cause you spike your hair" is probably the most important lyric in NPFO, the rest was just obvious.
     
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    Punk was a British misinterpretation of speedy, stripped-down basic major/minor chords only rock and roll. Contrary to most rock fans, I do not believe the Ramones were punk, although they may have spawned the genre via British bands who were impressed by them. The Ramones had long hair, didn't write political songs, didn't spit on people or curse (much), wore Converse tennis shoes, wrote basically humorous pop songs and idolized 60s girl groups. Nonetheless, I have always liked a lot of early punk, especially the British versions.
     
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    DIY...
     
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    This song has been updated.


     
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    Having been a „light“ punk I was happy that the days of simple music where coming. How I dig cowpunk.
     
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    Yeah, i love cowpunk too. That is the kind of punk i can relate too !
     
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