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What does Punk mean to you?

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

  1. Ghostdriver

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    9 months, probably more like 6 ! It was over before it began and yes, as I said earlier, after Bill Grundy, it was all over.
     
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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    First punk bands I heard were certainly rebellious, high energy, enthusiastic, not too big into tuning, made up for lack of musicianship with lots of noise.
    But hey they clearly enjoyed what they were doing, and produced some good bands in the long run.
     
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    Punk means hair gel to me.
    Or a stick to light fireworks. E9AABA5E-880A-4D5E-8D83-C792A83074A4.jpeg E9AABA5E-880A-4D5E-8D83-C792A83074A4.jpeg E9AABA5E-880A-4D5E-8D83-C792A83074A4.jpeg
     
  4. offsideref

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    It was all that!
     
  5. Wrighty

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    Never reckoned the Ramones to be real punk...............nothing like the Sex Pistols. The UK weren’t following them and their genre, we were first with punk. Never liked it at all, but, never saw Blondie as punk either, liked them a lot.
     
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    Growing up in London, and seeing the mohicans, and the tourists taking photos of them...and then later, the great bands that were inspired to go their own ways, like mentioned in the other posts here...just picking two examples, Wire and Minutemen.
     
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    The sex pistols and the clash actually both got started after the founders of those bands had seen Ramones shows. Punk, The UK version of it, all started from that moment in time

    Copying American artists, as per the usual :cool:
     
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    I’ve thought about it. What I really meant was “what does Punk music mean to you” but I didn’t think it was necessary to add “music” after “Punk”. When you’re playing, you don’t have time to kick any bollocks or stamp on any heads, unless you put your instrument down, at which point you’re not playing any more.
     
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  9. offsideref

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    Aye, me too.

    I wasn’t expecting that!

    Yes, I am. If you’re not learning something, you’re not doing anything.
     
  10. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Punk is a state of mind more than anything else and a stripped-down, DIY approach to making music.
     
  11. offsideref

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    Well that’s just not good enough! We didn’t write all this pish so that you could ignore it!
     
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    By the way, @offsideref - I see you are in the Kingdom of Fife - Great part of the world ;)

    I have family near you (Burntisland)
     
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    When I left Album Oriented Rock behind and dove headlong into the '80s "alternative" scene, I stopped listening to pretty much all the "Classic Rock" bands except The Who. Somehow, their music continued to have a place in my world.

    April 1976: Ramones debut LP released
    July 1976: Ramones play London gig attended by members of the Sex Pistols, Clash, and basically every first generation UK punk band
    May 1977: Sex Pistols debut single released
     
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    Heck, about half the UK Punk bands were formed after all seeing one particular Ramones show.
     
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    Yass!
     
  16. offsideref

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    Love it.
     
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    Power chords are the devil. :p Just ask Angus.
     
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    Not true! Nope! There were guitar solos. See for example 1:10-1:13;
    1:16-1:19; 1:38-1:40 and 1:43-1:45.



    See? Solos! Greg Ginn tearin it up. At times I still really dig the SKRONKK!!! that guy could get out of a guitar.
     
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    Nothing unique about that---Big Joe Williams made his own 9 string
    Television had lots of guitar solos. They were definitely not a typical 'punk' band, whatever that means.
     
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