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06 Oct 2006, 1:05 pm

Anybody else like punk rock besides me? and no, I'm not talking about the fake pop s**t like good charolette, simple plan, blink 182 ect... I'm talking bands like Rancid, NoFX, The Unseen, The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag and the old stuff like the Sex Pistols, The Exploited, the Adicts, The Dead Kennedys and others.



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06 Oct 2006, 1:57 pm

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Anybody else like punk rock besides me? and no, I'm not talking about the fake pop s**t like good charolette, simple plan, blink 182 ect... I'm talking bands like Rancid, NoFX, The Unseen, The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag and the old stuff like the Sex Pistols, The Exploited, the Adicts, The Dead Kennedys and others.


Dude... those are pop punk bands........
Those are the EXACT same people Pipe Bomb on Lansdown where written about.
Nofx, The Unseen, all those others... they ain't Punk Rock.


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06 Oct 2006, 2:05 pm

I love old punk, even realy old stuff like Iggy and the Stooges. I grew up on stuff like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, PIL, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, plus alot of "new wave" ( not the bubble-gum-pop new wave, but the real stuff).



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06 Oct 2006, 2:35 pm

I don't really care whether something is "proper" punk or not. I like the Sex Pistols and The Clash (both 'manufactured' bands to a certain extent, don't forget), Green Day, Compulsion, 30 Amp Fuse, late Redd Kross (their early albums were rubbish, but then they were only about 12 years old at the time), the Vandals, some Dead Kennedys stuff, Killing Joke...

In general I prefer bands with something interesting to say, rather than those who are just abusive for the sake of it. The Sex Pistols were a cartoon punk act, but I forgive them because "God Save The Queen" was such a necessary political statement.

I like The Pixies, Nirvana, Faith No More and Rage Against the Machine for speaking out against the norm, too (though Audioslave are an embarrassment).

I know the "real punk" people won't like my tastes, but I really don't care.


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06 Oct 2006, 2:39 pm

imho only TRUE punk bands are the Ramones, the Clash and the sex pistols and a few other lesser known bands because they were formed as a DIRECT protest against the stones and other bands of the late 60s/erly 70s that were becoming less outspoken and more 'PC'. NOFX carry on the punk tradition but they cannot be called true punk as they were formed after the original punk movement, by the time they started, there were POST-punk bands, therfore if a band is formed in this period it cant be punk, only a good imitation of :wink:


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06 Oct 2006, 4:40 pm

Punk rock became a consumer commodity as soon as grunge hit the mainstream, I remember this well, I was just coming out of childhood... Prolly has to do with the fact that punk engendered grunge, so to speak. Set the stage for it, in more rock n' roll terms (hehehe)...

But the fact is, the basic ideology morphed from "F#@% everybody, including myself, and f%@# the mainstream, especially...!" to "F#@% everybody, including myself, and f%@# it if the mainstream wants in on this!" I grieved for the "original" punk spirit for awhile, but soon came to the inevitable conclusion that nothing considered cultural (i.e.: music, art, film...) remains unchanged. If it did, the never would have BEEN any punk rock to begin with.

This is not to say that bands like Green Day, NOFX, etc... are no good. Well, *I* like them. Even if they're not as "authentically" punk as the Pistols or the Clash or the Ramones or the Stooges... To sum up my thoughts on the subject, though, I'll have to quote Billy Joel (who's pretty punk rock himself, actually, if ya ask me... :wink: ):

What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing?
Can't you tell that your tie's too wide?
Maybe I should buy some old tab collars?
Welcome back to the age of jive
Where have you been hidin' out lately, honey?
You can't dress trashy till you spend a lot of money
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me

What's the matter with the car I'm driving?
Can't you tell that it's out of style?
Should I get a set of white wall tires?
Are you gonna cruise a miracle mile?
Nowadays you can't be too sentimental
You best bet's a true baby blue Continental
Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk
It's still rock and roll to me

Oh, it doesn't matter what they say in the papers
'Cause it's always been the same old scene
There's a new band in town
But you can't get the sound from a story in a magazine...
Aimed at your average teen

How about a pair of pink sidewinders
And a bright orange pair of pants?
You could really be a Beau Brummel baby
If you just give it half a chance
Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers
You get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers
Next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways
It's still rock and roll to me

What's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing?
Don't you know that their out of touch?
Should I try to be a straight 'A' student?
If you are then you think too much
Don't you know about the new fashion honey?
All you need are looks and a whole lotta money
It's the next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways
It's still rock and roll to me
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me



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06 Oct 2006, 6:14 pm

Very well put, DrowningMedusa. If you like it, you like it.

One point that I would like to make about being a punk teenager during the late 70's-early 80's is that I used my "punkiness" as a sheild to keep others away from me, physicaly and emotionaly. I went from being the little girl with her nose in a book to that punk chick standing on the corner with the purple mohawk. I came from a fairly rural area and back then being different was not cool at all. The sight of a punker was downright scary to most people.

So, for me, the thought of all of those original punk bands brings back a flood of great memories. The post-punk bands just can't do that for me. It's not that I don't like them, I just don't have the same kind of attachment to them.



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06 Oct 2006, 7:05 pm

Celeste wrote:
(...)I went from being the little girl with her nose in a book to that punk chick standing on the corner with the purple mohawk. I came from a fairly rural area and back then being different was not cool at all. The sight of a punker was downright scary to most people.

So, for me, the thought of all of those original punk bands brings back a flood of great memories. The post-punk bands just can't do that for me. It's not that I don't like them, I just don't have the same kind of attachment to them.


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06 Oct 2006, 10:20 pm

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Further questions?

I have been into punk music since 1981. The first show that I went to was in July '81 featuring Slow Children and Pastiche, who were both top rated Boston bands at the time.

I have also seen Tre Cool of Green Day open up for Attitude Adjustment,Vicious Circle ( Victoria Qld, AUS.) and MDC when he was in his original band, hung out with Will Shatter of Flipper, as well as GG Allin, and ran PA for The Queers when they were another unknown punk band from New Hampshire playing for 5 drunks in a dive bar.


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06 Oct 2006, 11:30 pm

tikidweller wrote:
Anybody else like punk rock besides me? and no, I'm not talking about the fake pop s**t like good charolette, simple plan, blink 182 ect... I'm talking bands like Rancid, NoFX, The Unseen, The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag and the old stuff like the Sex Pistols, The Exploited, the Adicts, The Dead Kennedys and others.



I like Misfits very much, in the past I listened to Sex Pistols, The Exploited, GBH, Agnostic Front, Dayglo Abortion, Bérurier Noir, Black Flag, Cro-Mags, I saw S.N.F.U. in concert.

I still listen to Siouxie and the Banshees and Skinny Puppy.

Did you saw Sid and Nancy ? I found it cool !



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07 Oct 2006, 7:57 am

I like Sex Pistols, The Clash. That's it. I don't have much of a wide range in Punk Rock music. Unless you can call The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, & The Damned Punk Rock as well.



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07 Oct 2006, 9:50 am

The Jam were New Romantics or Mods or something im not sure, but not punk. great band regardless though


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08 Oct 2006, 8:50 pm

Alternative wrote:
I like Sex Pistols, The Clash. That's it. I don't have much of a wide range in Punk Rock music. Unless you can call The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, & The Damned Punk Rock as well.


If you like the Sex Pistols, you should try listening to the Adicts. Although they aren't true "punk rock" they're pretty good and they sound similar to the Pistols.