|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|
|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.
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