THE PUNK MOVEMENT Origins of Punk Style • The TradiTional “Punk” image was sTarTed in The UK, Australia and the US in the mid-1970s. • The traditional Punk image (Mohawks, patchy clothes, drainpipe & bondage jeans, strange body art) is known among Punks simply as Punk. Some Punk icons are Sid Vicious, Rat Scabies and Johnny Rotten. This kind of Punk evolved from a kind of music formerly known as Garage Rock. • Punks were against all the ideals and morals that society were trying to impose on them, so they were, for the most part, rebellious, nihilistic youth out to offend the general public, live in excess and die young. Punk Style/Artists Sid Vicious • Born john simon ritchie on may 10, 1957 • Played as bassist for uk punk band the sex pistols, despite his apparent inability to play. • Became a heroin addict, supposedly killed his girlfriend, nancy spungen, and committed suicide via heroin injection (administered by his mother) at the age of 21 before they could convict him. • Vicious is considered the ultimate punk, and is still used as a model for punk ideals today. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV hG5b5ZqXY Streetpunk • Punks who believed that the original Punk movement had too much flash became what was known as the Streetpunk Movement. This eventually became what is known today as Hardcore and Straight Edge Hardcore. • Some icons from this movement are Champion and Throwdown. • Streetpunk was formed in opposition to the excess and flamboyant dress of the original Punk movement, but still with many of the same ideals. • Streetpunk style was very similar to original punk, just grittier. Streetpunk Style/Artists champion • Formed during the spring of 1999 in seattle, washington, by vocalist jim hesketh and guitarist chris williams. • After a multitude of line changes, they finally came out with come out swinging in 2000. they eventually disbanded in 2006, for fear of selling out. • http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=wKK7Rx9jVLU Anarcho-Punk • Anarcho-Punk was an idealistic form of punk that promoted anarchy and social dissidence, but not violence. • Anarcho-punk style is very similar to punk, grunge and streetpunk. • Some anarcho-punk icons are jello biafra, crass and the dead kennedys. Anarcho-punk style/artists Jello biafra • Born eric reed boucher on june 17, 1958, biafra has also been known as occupant, count ringworm and osama mcdonald. • Former frontman of punk band the dead kennedys, now a spoken word artist, policital activist and musician in various other tracks. • http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=KRwUlLahpiI Grunge • Another offshoot from traditional Punk was Grunge, also known as Seattle Sound, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Grunge fashion was a mixture of Punk and Streetpunk – acid wash jeans, pins, buttons and patches, boots, plaid flannel shirts and various other random articles of clothing. • Grunge icons include Nirvana, Mudhoney, the Melvins and the Meat Puppets. • Grunge was not necessarily a form of ideals, more a congealing of similar minds who shared the base nihilism of Punk. Grunge Style/Artists Kurt cobain • Born kurt donald cobain on february 20, 1967. • Frontman, guitarist and co-founder of seattle grunge band nirvana. • Died of overdose and shotgun blast to the head on april 5, 1994. • http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=l-hk4IkTPgI Emo • A popular offshoot of the violent Hardcore Punk scene is Emo Punk, which originated in Washington, D.C., in the mid-1980s. • Emo Punk has, over the years, blended with Pop Punk and Indie Rock. • Some Emo Punk icons are Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory. • Emo Punk was an offshoot of Hardcore, focusing more on the individual than the community with passionate, often confessional, lyrics. • emo style is strange coloured hair for girls, long, half-spiked hair for guys, skinny jeans, band tees, sneakers, tattoos and facial piercings. Emo Style/Artists Jimmy eat world • Formed in 1993 in mesa, arizona, by frontman jim adkins and drummer zach lind. • First ep released in 1994, latest released in 2013. • http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=uaP6Kg wbOvo screamo • Screamo is a more aggressive offshoot of hardcore, with screaming lyrics and semi-dissonant music. • Screamo ideals are almost identical to those of the hardcore movement, but some are more extreme. • Some screamo icons are portraits of past, alexisonfire and we came as romans. • Screamo style is to emo what streetpunk is to original punk – emo, but grittier. Screamo style/artists alexisonfire • Formed by vocalist george petit, guitarist, pianist and vocalist dallas green, guitarist and vocalist wade macneil, bassist chris steele and drummer chris hastings in 2001. • Alexisonfire describe their lyrics as The sound of “Two catholic schoolgirls in midknife fighT.” • Disbanded in 2011, after a farewell tour and special releases. • http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=H3LiYg__Sso Rapcore • In essence, a mixture of anarchopunk, hip hop and hardcore. the style (lyrics and aesthetics) of rapcore is a mixture of hip hop, streetpunk, straight edge and emo. • Some iconic rapcore artists are linkin park, rage against the machine and deez nuts. Rapcore artists/style Rage against the machine • Formed in 1991 in los angeles by frontman zack de la roca, guitarist tom morello, bassist and backing vocalist tim Commermerford and drummer brad wilk. • In essence, a promoter of anarchy, social dissidence, protest, antiamerican sentiments, even violent action. • http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=w211KOQ5BMI Punk’s influences Today • Some of the influences punk has had on music is the various number of different genres that have sprouted from original punk. Many of the ideals still exist, and there will always be punks. Pins, buttons, skinny jeans, heavy boots, tapered ears, facial piercings and tattoos are still highly prevalent in adolescent society today.