Of all the music genres out there, Punk Rock is perhaps one of the most maligned and one that has the biggest cult following in the world. Welcome to this website, where we will give you all the information you need to decipher the complicated word of punk music.
On these pages, you will find interesting articles and profiles of all these bands and others that continued to develop into post-punk and pop-punk, such as Green Day. This site also features information of how punk outgrew itself and gave rise to other genres such as Grunge and Ska. This website also takes a look at the punk culture that spread as a direct result of the music genre’s influence.
The punk scene took off in the early 1970s in the United States, UK and Australia. The birthplaces of Punk could more accurately be ascribed to New York, London and Melbourne. Before the term Punk was coined, no one really knew what was going on, the first bands literally looked like angry kids making a whole lot of noise and egging the crowds in dingy nightclubs to start fighting. But it evolved from there into its own mainstream genre. Punk bands formed because they rejected the road that traditional Rock and Roll were on, opting for short fast tracks that were typically stripped down with caustic melodies and – most importantly – lots of sound and harsh lyrics. Punk Rock also became more edgy in terms of political and anti-establishment lyrics.
Another typical aspect of the Punk Rock world is that many bands produced their own tracks and distributed them through underground channels such as bootleg tapes and pressed vinyl. The first Punk bands to be recognized as mainstream were The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and The Clash.