Top Punk Music Quotes

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1. "Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle."
Author: Billie Joe Armstrong
2. "There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap."
Author: Billie Joe Armstrong
3. "I live in Nashville, and I don't know how many people there would call me country. I really started in punk and anti-folk, but one of the reasons I originally gravitated towards country music is because most of those songs only use three chords. That was the easiest place for me to start, but I'm always trying to expand what I do."
Author: Caitlin Rose
4. "When you're thirteen and listening to punk, the aggressive nature of music can sway you to the dark side."
Author: Dave Grohl
5. "Hardcore without punk isn't music, it's a genre of porn. And punk isn't a genre of music, it's a thought process."
Author: Dominic Owen Mallary
6. "When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues. It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times."
Author: Frank Iero
7. "Punk was sort of an angry stance against things that had happened just before, against the pop of glam rock, against progressive rock. Music had become very staid and it was about the playing and people obsessed. Eric Clapton was God and we needed an enema within the art form, and punk did do that."
Author: Gary Kemp
8. "Your mother is probably right," Dad said. "Social services frowns on drunk ten-year-ols. Besides, when I dropped my drumsticks and puked onstage, it was punk. If you drop your bow and smell like a brewery, it will look gauche. You classical-music people are so snobby that way."
Author: Gayle Forman
9. "You know what punk is? a bunch of no-talent guys who really, really want to be in a band. Nobody reads music, nobody plays the mandolin, and you're too dumb to write songs about mythology or Middle-earth. So what's your style? Three chords, cranked out fast and loud and distorted because your instruments are crap and you can't play them worth a damn. And you scream your lungs out to cover up the fact that you can't sing. It should suck, but here's the thing - it doesn't. Rock and roll can be so full of itself, but not this. It's simple and angry and raw."
Author: Gordon Korman
10. "I'm in a band. I don't go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I'm obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior."
Author: Hayley Williams
11. "I enjoy punk, the attitude as well as the music, but I don't feel like I have to be a carbon copy of it and invite all this controversy just to be punk rock."
Author: Hayley Williams
12. "The deaf people there with balloons, holding them up and feeling the vibrations of the balloons to the Germs, all these fuckin' great bands, and using these balloons and dancing around. For a tough old punk, it just made your heart -- it gave you that beautiful feeling. They loved the music, and we were making money for them."
Author: Jack Boulware
13. "I made the big turnaround in the early Nineties when I started hearing all the tenth generation punk bands like Green Day and Offspring and all those people. It just made me fall in love with punk again and remember my roots, and since that time I've always wanted to do more of that kind of music again."
Author: Jane Wiedlin
14. "Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s."
Author: Jello Biafra
15. "To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people."
Author: Joey Ramone
16. "Punk is just like any other sub culture or music. Straight rock music has those elements. I grew up in a place where the punk rock kids fed the homeless in the town square."
Author: Justin Sane
17. "Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
Author: Kurt Cobain
18. "Punk's influence on music, movies, art, design and fashion is no longer in doubt. It is used as the measurement for what is cool."
Author: Malcolm McLaren
19. "Punk is not really a style of music. It was more like a state of mind."
Author: Mike Watt
20. "Musically, New York is a big influence on me. Walk down the street for five minutes and you'll hear homeless punk rockers, people playing Caribbean music and reggae, sacred Islamic music and Latino music, so many different types of music."
Author: Moby
21. "When punk rock came along, the one thing you were not supposed to be was musical."
Author: Nick Lowe
22. "I was in punk rock bands, heavy metal bands, world music bands, jazz groups, any type of music that would take me. I just love music."
Author: Reggie Watts
23. "I was the only punk rocker at my high school. And there were at least a handful of black kids who liked hip-hop. Both were kind of the new music of the day, and it was lonely being the only punk."
Author: Rick Rubin
24. "Rap actually comes out of punk rock, not black music."
Author: Stanley Crouch
25. "Punk was more based on social change than on music, so it didn't bother me too much. It wasn't really a musical threat."
Author: Steve Winwood
26. "Back in the "leather and lace" eighties, I was the fantasy editor for a publishing company in New York City. It was a great time to be young and footloose on the streets of Manhattan—punk rock and folk music were everywhere; Blondie, the Eurythmics, Cyndi Lauper, and Prince were all strutting their stuff on the newly created MTV; and the eighties' sense of style meant I could wear my scruffy black leather into the office without turning too many heads. The fantasy field was growing by leaps and bounds, and I was right in the middle of it, working with authors I'd worshiped as a teen, and finding new ones to encourage and publish."
Author: Terri Windling
27. "I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock."
Author: Travis Barker

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