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What does Punk mean to you?

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

  1. Mike Eskimo

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    Isn’t it funny how punk was created by baby boomers almost completely and yet, on average, the group that hates punk the most - is baby boomers ?

    come on people now, smile on your brothers, everybody get together, and try to love one another right now…

    F*%# that...:lol:
     
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    Bad Brains.
     
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    So true. Ditto metal and hip-hop.
     
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    my father is as old as Ian Curtis would have been today. younger than I am now when minor threat, black flag, and bad brains were in their heyday. I don’t know how someone that age could mess up so bad.
     
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  5. Mike Eskimo

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    I was having a discussion with one band member about whether I was in the Gen X group or the baby boomer group because I’m right toward the end of one and the beginning Of the other.

    Another band member said “Beatles or Clash ?”

    I said “The Clash of course”

    He said “you’re probably Gen X or possibly self-loathing boomer...”

    I said “thank you”
     
  6. Mike Eskimo

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  7. MilwMark

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    Man. The trope that punk = poor musicians is so tired and lame.
     
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    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

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  9. aging_rocker

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    Yeah, I think I must be a self-loathing boomer. The Beatles and the Stones have always belonged to my parents. But not the Who, strangely.

    I've felt 'out of step' with most of my peers since I was a young teenager, and it's only gotten worse as the decades have rolled by...
     
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  10. Festofish

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    Punk intersects with my life every time I grab a slab guitar with simple controls. Punk, to me, is simplicity. Bare essentials. Been playing for 30 years and I’m finally warming up to the idea of more than 2 knobs. I’ve owned plenty of guitars with knobs and switches but there’s something freeing about making due with what you have which, again to me, is punk.
     
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    This. 100% this. And you can add the Butthole Surfers, Suicidal Tendencies, and the Dead Kennedys, just for good measure.
     
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    Punk = DIY
     
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  13. AAT65

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    Punk = meaningless arguments about what is punk, which bands are real punk bands, when bands stopped being punk, who thought of it first etc etc.
    My bass player can play that game all night long — we try not to get him started!
     
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    Something you dont hold in the same hand as the bottle rockets...(you can guess the story)
     
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    A wide spectrum of those that were angry that could play and those that were angry that couldn't. And also blind loyalty to those that could play as well as to those that couldn't.
     
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    They might have been a lot cooler and way more edgier if their impresario was Malcolm McDowell instead of McLaren. I always thought Steve Jones was the real rock n roller and deserved another band.
     
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    After all these years, I find it difficult to sum up the music. But I think this is probably all you ever need to know.

     
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    That pretty well sums up the Pistols and Clash. It's interesting that of those two bands, the individuals who went off to collaborate with other disparate musical endeavors seem to have made much more of a substantive impact.
    I - personally - view the Ramones and Stooges as authentic rather than a fashion statement.
     
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    When I'd said "style movement" I meant musical style...but I do not disagree with you
     
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    I fell into punk 1980..15yrs old. Local bands like Black Flag with Keith, Red Cross.. TSOL...others 7seconds,Clash,GBH,Discharge...my favorites.
    The Pit was a SLAM PIT and you SLAM DANCED... “mosh” meant nothing and still does..
    Punk meant escape and friendship.
    Played my first punk gig 10th grade at the CATHEY DE GRANDE down town Los Angeles...
    PUNK Was my gateway to writing, and thinking I could sing. Telecasters were cheep and had thick necks....
    Punk meant Wasted Youth and rebellion.. getten drunk till ya puked..which was right around 4 beers...alls I got left from those days are memories and a stack of albums..
     
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