Quotes About Punk

“There are several books out on punk history, but I haven’t read any of them. I was there.” – Greg Ginn

“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.” – Dominic Owen Mallary

“Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.” – Jello Biafra

“I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That’s what I do. I’m like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.” – Avril Lavigne

“Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a life-style. There are a lot of bands around who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it’s all about. It’s a life-style I chose for myself.” – Billie Joe Armstrong

“The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies.” – Jello Biafra

“Punk is always something that’s going to be with us and to try and explain that would be stupid at this point” – Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day

“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.” – Kurt Cobain

“Punk is not really a style of music. It was more like a state of mind.” – Mike Watt

“A guy walks up to me and asks ‘What’s Punk?’. So I kick over a garbage can and say ‘That’s punk!’. So he kicks over a garbage can and says ‘That’s Punk?’, and I say ‘No that’s trendy!” – Billie Joe Armstrong

“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.” – Justin Sane

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