How to define punk music?

Define punk musicPunk 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 bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Many punk bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels.


Ramones were first punk band ever. They started it all. Their songs were short, simple, and often stupid, but they were still the single most influential and one of the best bands ever to be in the punk genre. The band went through several lineup changes, and unfortunately disbanded in 1996.


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