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  • Stoppard

    Stoppard

    #10369075 - 11 years ago

    I'm so glad that the commercialism of old punk like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols is gone. Long live the true punk rockers, Green Day and Blink-182, thank god they saved us from that drivel.

  • BobLablaw

    BobLablaw

    #10370363 - 11 years ago

    In reply to Stoppard, #1363:

    Yeah. Goddamn it was so bad back then. You couldn't escape the commercialism of all that mainstream punk.

  • Stoppard

    Stoppard

    #10372540 - 11 years ago

    In reply to BobLablaw, #1364:

    I know, it was just people singing songs about how "girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money" thank god Good Charlot came around

  • faceforface

    faceforface

    #10376585 - 11 years ago

    In reply to Stoppard, #1363:

    The sad thing is your joking, when in many ways the Sex Pistols were a commercial construct.

  • Stoppard

    Stoppard

    #10377096 - 11 years ago

    In reply to faceforface, #1366:

    well really every one of the bands that are idolized for being true to punk are commercial to some extent, its just how well they pull off hiding it

  • faceforface

    faceforface

    #10377133 - 11 years ago

    In reply to Stoppard, #1367:

    There are some pure constructs. Television and the MC5 being two that I enjoy.

  • BobLablaw

    BobLablaw

    #10380153 - 11 years ago

    In reply to Stoppard, #1367:

    What about The Sonics or The Stooges?

    I suppose they are a bit more Garage than Punk.

  • kitcorpse

    kitcorpse

    #10380865 - 11 years ago

    There also the Dead Boys and Pere Ubu....

  • Stoppard

    Stoppard

    #10381094 - 11 years ago

    In reply to BobLablaw, #1369:

    how many commercials have featured "Lust for Life"?

  • kitcorpse

    kitcorpse

    #10381154 - 11 years ago

    In reply to Stoppard, #1371:

    Are you really that dumb? Lust for Life was Iggy as a solo artist, not the Stooges.

  • Stoppard

    Stoppard

    #10381420 - 11 years ago

    In reply to kitcorpse, #1372:

    sorry, my mistake, but you still understand what I'm trying to say. there is a lot of commercialism in everything, even if there are exceptions here and there.

  • kitcorpse

    kitcorpse

    #10381529 - 11 years ago

    You also have former members that tried to prohibit use of commercialism with their stuff, i.e. Jello Biafra and the use of Holiday in Cambodia and Police Truck in Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk.

  • BobLablaw

    BobLablaw

    #10383233 - 11 years ago

    Plus, he had already "made it into the big time" before those commercials came out.

    But really, there's nothing wrong with commercialism. Two of my favourite bands have songs in commercials right now (although I suspect that The Hives commercials have to do with their new contract.) But that doesn't make them any less good. The Len Price 3 simply owned up and said (basically) "Well, we don't want to do it, but we have to. We're just not popular enough to make it on our own." Because without advertising these days you will simply be buried under the waves upon waves of crap pop stars who have more buying power and thus can shut out anything and everything but themselves.

  • domovye

    domovye

    #11194086 - 10 years ago

    How about that NoMeansNo? Fucking amazing band. Wrong is one of my favorite albums ever.

  • NIghtwaker

    NIghtwaker

    #11622357 - 10 years ago

    I too tried to post my own thread and some duch bag contorqued it into a link vs master chief thread so i will post what i posted there here
    Classic Punk compared to Post punk (1980-Recent)
    Ok Im fucking sick and tired of hearing these so-called "punks" saying that they like punk but they hate classic punk. What they are so fucking stupid to comprehend is that without classic punk there wouldnt be ANY punk today. Also im sick of hearing punks that start a punkband just to make money and get famous. Punk is NOT about that. Its about playing music that you put to your heart, playing it live yes sell CDs (or preferably Records) and not selling out. A prime example is the band The Exploited. They were all about not "selling out" and look at thoes asshats now having a music video called "never sell out" and they arnt even punk anymore... seriously what the fuck is that all about? Back in the day (in the 70s) yes bands got record deals but only to show their music to the world around them not to make millions of dollers and making major produced music videos. For godsake the Sex Pistols just wanted to start a band and thought they'd get nowhere and look where they are now! NONE of the punk bands back then thought theyd just be little time band and look what they have influenced today. And comparing Classic to post, classic is music based on what the musicians feel like writing about like anti-government being yourself random things etc. But post punk (still good depending on the band like The Dead Kennedys) is waaayy different. its turning into a hateful violent genre that mainly consists of screaming. Now for the people (punks) them selfs, like straightedge vs "regular" Punks. Where i am in my town ALL the straight edges are duchebags and their music is all "fuck you fuck you im a duche and if your not like me i hate you" and they beat kids up like me just because im not "one of them". If they are really agenst Drugs smoking drinking and sex, then why are they so violent and consider themselfs better then the rest of us.Its not about that either punk is about being your self and not givng two shits what the rest of the world fucking thinks. Add shit if you agree/disagree or if i left anything out thank you.

  • kitcorpse

    kitcorpse

    #11623048 - 10 years ago

    Punk as an attitude was about D.I.Y. in music and attitude. What everyone fails to see is that punk is also a conformist scene... you follow ways of others and really don't do your own thing... Therefore punk as a music style and attitude is a contradiction. Welcome to the real world.... leave your shoes at the door.

  • CrimsonGhost

    CrimsonGhost

    #11625003 - 10 years ago

    Punk is the most elitist anti-elitist thing I have ever seen. Everyone in it seems to be completely against "conforming", but if you don't think the same way they do, then you are an idiot and are not a punk. What the fuck happened to enjoying life, not taking anything too seriously, and listening to some good, simple music?

  • NIghtwaker

    NIghtwaker

    #11631164 - 10 years ago

    In reply to kitcorpse, #1378:

    It can and it camt like i said in my entry i miss how it used to be before all the kids in the past year where i live conform to the punk scene. I dress how i please and how i think i look cool in and i dont give two shits what others think of me. If its good I'll say thanks if they dont like it they can just for fuck them selfs because i dress how i feel is right for me and i listen to music that I like to listen to. You have a very strong point that it is a conformist scene but at the same time it isnt. You can obviously tell when a person is a conformist punk or a real punk. Like this one slut i know she gets clothes that are "punk brand" (already ripped punk or HXC artiffically put onto it) and blink off the red light "conformist wannabe". Then there are other people like me that wear what ever the hell i want what ever color i wan ripped or normal new or old as shit. And if its old i try to "fix it up" in a way that i think would look cool. I may not have all the money in the world to make myself look the way i want but as a matter of fact thats how it used to be for original punks. They were dropdead poor and dressed in what they had or could get a hold of. Dont think im trying to Bastardize what you were stating i totally agree with you. Punk has turned into a conformist scene. But not all punks are conformists the ones who are real about who they are and the ones who are comfortable with who they are are the real punks. Its the others that made it into the conformity it is today.

  • DoNothing69

    DoNothing69

    #11631338 - 10 years ago

    So in theory you could dress in clean, unripped clothes all the time, wear your hair short (but not skinhead) and still be accepted by the punk community? I would doubt it. I like some Punk music but don't dress or act like any punk I've ever met in the last 20 years and don't consider myself to be a punk and I'm sure other Punks don't either. Surely someone who buys their clothes "Pre-punked" has just as much right to do that as a "real punk" because maybe they are wearing whatever the hell they want and what they want to wear is high street pre-punked clothing. That's the trouble about differenciating between "real" and "conformists" in any scene because the arguement invalidates itself. All scenes are conformist, the spirit of Punk is all about how you think and not what you look like and the only way to make sure you aren't conforming to the scene is to make sure you don't look punk while still being punk (the irony here is that most punks would rather not do that because they like the way they currently look).

  • NIghtwaker

    NIghtwaker

    #11635714 - 10 years ago

    In reply to DoNothing69, #1381:

    Wow that was exactly what i was trying to say but in better words. i agree. Thanks for reiderating it for me.

  • MrDilliams

    MrDilliams

    #14360321 - 8 years ago

    I found a band called Mischief Brew recently,I would call them punk, but it is because of their attitude not because they play fast loud and scream (because they don't).

  • ThEHurricane

    ThEHurricane

    #14361990 - 8 years ago

    i would argue that rancid and anti- flag and all that new shit isn't punk either, REAL punks bands are bands like black flag, bad brains, minor threat, the minutemen, and X

  • AryaStark

    AryaStark

    #14403842 - 8 years ago

    In reply to MrDilliams, #1383:

    I've known Mischief Brew for a while. Have you ever heard of Guignol? They did a fucking epic collaboration album. Also Mischief Brew plays a few loud and fast songs that they scream along to. Try "Liquor Never Brewed."

  • MyPseudonym

    MyPseudonym

    #14411263 - 8 years ago

    I live and SoCal and the local scene is totally picking up. The ska band that I'm in recently played a house show with a local punk band, and you wouldn't believe how many punks managed to show up. Some crazy shit went down! There was also a local pop-punk band that played, and even though I don't like their music in particular, I've seen some conversation on this thread pertaining to pop-punk as a genre and would like to defend it.
    Now, there's nothing wrong with attacking individual bands for claiming to be "punk" but actually being sceenie weenies, but when it comes to any genre, there are some bands that live up to the genre and some that don't. That means we need to clarify what pop-punk actually is. I think the best way to do so is to break it down to pop and punk. Pop, as I take it (and sorry for being so simple), is generally just more innocent, fun music, that kinds of tends to take on a happy feel; shit that you'd hear on the radio. While the sound of punk, is more loud, wild, fast, and uncoordinated. I'd assume that that makes the criteria for pop-punk a mix of those, which, ironic as it is, would be loud, upbeat, fast, fun, wild music. Then you account for the general "punk" characteristics of just being yourself, doing what you want to do, and expressing yourself in whatever fashion you like (which is really all being a punk is about), you're able to determine if a particular pop-punk band is good. Now, since we know that the ideal pop-punk is loud, upbeat, fast, fun, wild, independent music, what could seriously be so wrong with it that drives you to criticize it? I realize that the lyrics are generally more sensitive than punk, but as long as it doesn't get to the point of being emo what's wrong with them speaking their minds about how they feel? Punk does exactly the same thing in principle.
    Also, I'm seeing The Adicts play at a local place soon and am stoked out of my mind =P

  • kitcorpse

    kitcorpse

    #14494954 - 8 years ago

    In reply to MyPseudonym, #1386:

    How were the Adicts?

    BTW has anyone listened to the Rezillos yet?