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Punk Rock
Stylistic origins Rock and roll, rockabilly, ska, surf rock, garage rock, glam rock, pub rock, protopunk
Cultural origins Mid-1970s, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia
Typical instruments Vocals • electric guitar • bass • drums • occasional use of other instruments
Mainstream popularity Topped charts in UK during late 1970s. International commercial success for pop punk and ska-punk, mid-1990s–2000s.
Derivative forms New Wave • post-punk • Gothic rock • alternative rock • grunge • emo
Anarcho-punk • art punk • Christian punk • crust punk • garage punk • glam punk • hardcore punk • oi! • Riot Grrrl • skate punk
Fusion genres
2 Tone • anti-folk • avant-punk • Celtic punk • Chicano punk • cowpunk • folk punk • Gaelic punk • Gypsy punk • pop punk • psychobilly • punk blues • punk jazz • ska punk

Punk rock (or "punk") is a music genre related to rock music. It is often described as harder, louder, and cruder than other rock music. Many punk rock songs have lyrics (words) which tell angry stories.

About punk rock

Punk rock is a style of music. Many musicians and punk rock music listeners ("punk rockers") want to protest or rebel against the norms or rules of society. Punks say that people should "Do It Yourself", which means that people should try to accomplish their goals using the materials in their own communities. Many punk bands make their own music recordings and distribute them without using a major record company.

Many punks have strong political beliefs. Punk rock musicians are often mad at the government, the police, and laws. Many punk rock songs protest injustice, lies, and unfairness in countries.

Many punk musicians put colored hair dye in their hair or put gel to make it stand up. They wear distinctive clothes as a form of protest or rebellion against the norms and rules of society.

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