1st i would like to say that not only has punk rock been a major part of my life for over 20 years ive also respected it for that long also and thats why I'm sick of little kids and record producers and music stores and websites thinking little pop groups and little artsy emo groups and dance groups like blink 182 and simple plan and Good Charlotte and greenday and Hawthorne Heights and afi and Dashboard Confessional and Panic! At the Disco and Taking Back Sunday and All American Rejects and Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance and Yellowcard and Relient K and Less Than Jake and Coheed & Cambria and Armor for Sleep and Bowling for Soup and Jimmy Eat World and Motion City Soundtrack and Offspring and the plain white t's and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and My Chemical Romance and Hellogoodbye and Gym Class Heroes and Boys Like Girls and ...(well, i could go on for hours)...are punk rockers. because it should be clear to anyone that has listened to them for less then a second that they aren't close to being in the same realm as real punk rock in anyway!. If they want to listen to that junk fine ill live after all i made it through junk like the backsteet boys and all of the boyband junk (like there real is a difference when you look at most of it) but at least call it something else (like art rock or neo goth or just pop or alt would work) and let real punk rock rest in peace with what little respect it still has.It died in 84 so it wouldnt become some soft kiddy pop trend (yeah there might have been 1 or 2 albums that came out afterwards but nearly all were from bands that came out pre-84 and were just kind of giving punk rock its last gasp of breath because they refused to look at the big picture and see the truth)...
Real punk rock is timeless so stop saying that just because an album isn't made within the last 5 or 10 years its not worth your time thats being closed-minded and if any bands these days were really punk rock i would say so TRUST ME! i love music from lots of kinds genres (just not all.. but for good reason!and can you guess what is not only one of my 10 favorite of all time, but may very well be the best band of the last 16 years and has one of the most innovative, breathtaking, and transcending sounds of any band in the history of not only rock but music period? its Sigur Rós and they are FAR from punk rock but if you just look at their musical expertise and nothing else they may be one of the best bands to come out in the last 25-50 years...
THE BOTTOM LINE IS: If you want to know what real punk rock is then listen to the sex pistols album -Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols- they are and it is punk rock in its most raw, ungrateful, destructive and greatest form and the place to see if you are truly part of punk rock or just in its way! and i hope at the very least you see how foolish and childish it is to even try and call all the pop and emo and artsy crap of today punk rock and wake up and realize Real punk rock is about creating conflicts not stopping them!. Thats why im sick of people bring up the clash every time they talk about punk rock. The clash were just u2 with a little more of a rock edge (And u2 are just tree hugging save the world so we can fill good new age hippies with a little bit more of a rock edge.). So in the end im sure all of the kids and so called adults would hate for people to think that the little emo and pop groups and that you listen to were about what real punk rock is about anyway. And remember i said REAL punk rock you know, the kind of music that is about destruction, chaos, anarchy (And when i say that i don't mean it as some buzzword there are real anarchists out there and and we use punk rock as our political stance and our way of life and not just some pop music trend!.). And also, punk rock can be used be used to scare and intimidate and just make the rest of the world suffer for your own enjoyment on the side (A nice plus if you ask me). The bottom line is when you step on punk rock your stepping on something bigger then just music and you wont like what you wont like the outcome that you make for yourself and other by doing so!. And i would like to also point out that punk ROCK is just that, a form of ROCK!. I think most people forget that it IS a form of rock and not only that its the hardest form of rock there is and how can a band be called a punk rock band when its not even a rock band to begin with? and i would also like to note that im not just saying that the sex pistols are the only real punk rock group or the only good punk rock group why i only mention them is because i am writing this to try and show people the difference in punk rock and all of this pop and emo crap and not bore them to death on some history lesson and what better way to do that then to simply let them listen to the best example possible and then if they really like what real punk rock is then they will not only go and find other real punk rock bands but, will also try and see what real punk rock is all about on they're own. If they don't and they want to go back to the fake pop and emo crap of today then fine but at least they will know what punk rock is really about and know that the weak pop and dance and emo crap that they listen to is by no means real punk rock and thats the important thing and also hopefully places like amazon and mtv wont try and promote the lie with them (wake up emo is newage goth music amazon and mtv, and pop is just that pop and dance music again is just that dance music)!.
Lastly, i would like to call out all the so called punk rockers (remember what i said earlier people punk rock is a form of ROCK so maybe if real punk rockers would use the word rock people wouldnt think its some pop tread) that say that you really shouldn't care about something this much. Well, why put your time into it? real punk rockers know this is worth fighting for and thats why we do it and also to all the nerds (why do nerds even think that anyone with half a brain would think that weak little nerds could really be punk rockers anyway?!?!?!?!?!? they are like the least punk rock thing i know of!) whos heads are about to explode because i didnt use the best gramer writing this GOOD! there are more important things in life to worry about!.
AND STOP WATCHING TRL ITS THE ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WHY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT REAL PUNK ROCK (OR WHAT ANY REAL ROCK) IS THESE DAYS
I was unaware that the punk rock movement shunned grammar. Perhaps following simple syntax rules are too "mainstream" for hardlined punks?
Thank you for informing me on this matter, sir. You may have a brilliant message to give the world, but most (including myself) will stop reading after the fourth line. Remember: Periods are you friends at the end!
Dear Old Guy who has been in the "Punk Rock" scene for 20+ years,
Is that an essay you wrote in 8th grade or do you always type like a mongoloid on acid? There's this little thing called grammar check, check it out sometime.
Anyways, I just wanted to ask someone who claims to be so fluently versed in the world of punk rock why you do not say one word about this little band from Detroit called THE STOOGES, who started punk back in 1969. They put out this little record in 1970 called "FUNHOUSE" which pretty much paved the way for what you know as punk. I know you think The Sex Pistols were the first punk band (even though they covered "No Fun" by The Stooges), but you sir are a retard. I'm surprised you didn't break the internet with that post's ignorance and complete stupidity. Please choose death immediately and do the future of the human race a favor.
In the mean time, when you're not jacking off to Crass or running in a circle to some band playing the same 3 chords over and over, you should probably go back through your little punk rock catalog of records and make sure you have the following albums:
Minor Threat - Discography (or any of their 7''s) The Wipers - Is This Real? The Stooges - Funhouse Black Flag - Nevous Breakdown
Then once you have wrapped your mind around that homeboy, you can come back here, gimmie your best broken English reply and SUCK ME.
I have but one question for you and one question only...........
Who were the inspiration for the Sex Pistols to pick up instruments? (They never really did much more than pick them up, either, as witnessed by Sid's poor, poor playing!)
I'll also fill you in on the fact that it was the same act that inspired those, according to you, "u2 with a little more of a rock edge performers," The Clash. Oh yeah, and that's not to mention veritably every other pure punk band that came to be. Answer that and you'll see poor musicianship that was so bad it was good and was shown in a 20 + song set in under 30 minutes.
To the post about the Stooges, good points all, but as usual, the debate of the "firsts" can go on and on. Trust me, I'm with you, I love the Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones, etc., etc.
I must also admit that I do agree with the original post as to the state of "punk rock" now. There are very few good punk rock acts out there today and you certainly will never hear them on the radio, XM, or Sirius. Of course, obviously the Sigur Ros (which is crap!) fan tends to listen to these entities which infuriates him to no end, but then again, when you want to hear the popular Sigur Ros, that's where you have to go!
Word of advice: Get an iPod, lisetn to your precious Sex Pistols and Sigur Ros, and don't offer any more opinions on music. You're embarrassing yourself and your knowledge of the issues.
Hahaha that is the most boring irrelevant, shamelessly corny post I ever read. Please overdose on heroin and kill yourself immediately. Wow, and the Sex Pistols, thats only the most well known and over rated punk band ever. I hope that whole long winded piece of crap you called a post was a joke, because you appear to be an 8th grader in special ed classes, far from a punk or anything else of significance. Try heroin, it will brighten your life and when you o.d. the world will be a better place.