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Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels.

The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees. By late 1976, bands such as the Ramones in New York City and the Sex Pistols and The Clash in London were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world, and it became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom. For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies.

By the beginning of the 1980s, faster, more aggressive styles such as hardcore and Oi! had become the predominant mode of punk rock. Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk also pursued a broad range of other variations, giving rise to post-punk and the alternative rock movement. By the start of the 21st century, pop punk had been adopted by the mainstream, as bands such as Green Day and The Offspring brought the genre widespread popularity.

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Echo Rain
3,089 plays, 47 followers

Brighton, United Kingdom

Pop, Punk, Emo

2,315 plays, 28 followers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Pop, Punk, Rock

384 plays, 7 followers

milano, Italy

Rock, Alternative, Punk

Middle Class Trash
205 plays, 6 followers

Paducah, KY, United States

Punk, Rock, Progressive

89 plays, 1 followers

Los Angeles, United States


Stray Dog Strut
35 plays, 2 followers

Adelaide, Australia

Metal, Alternative, Punk

Sods Law
56 plays, 1 followers

Derby, United Kingdom


My Thoughts In Color
0 plays, 1 followers

Grove City, United States



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