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Definition of the noun punk rock

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  1. rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

Alternative definition of the noun punk rock


  1. A fast, often distorted rock music originating from the 1970s which is usually associated with angry, offensive, or "politically-charged" lyrics.


Punk Rock a.k.a. Nannup is a musical group.

  • also known as Punk-Rock
  • albums: "1000km", "Adrenaline"


Punk Rock is a fictional character from the 2012 film Alex Cross.


  1. Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1969 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels.
  2. "Punk Rock" is a musical album of The Mekons.
    • released on (10 years ago)


Punk Rock is a play by the British playwright Simon Stephens which premiered at the Royal Exchange in 2009 and transferred to the Lyric Hammersmith directed by Sarah Frankcom. The play concerns a group of private school sixth formers during their A Level mocks exams.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1970s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

PUNK ROCK 291 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. The new medical discipline of psychophar- macology came into being in 1970 when the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the drugs lithium and L-dopa. L-dopa was an effective, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Punk Rock and the Making of a Style. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1989. Heylin, Clinton. Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge. New York: Viking/Penguin, 2007.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2014)

by Alexandra Kindell, Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.

Punk rock music is a reaction against corporately controlled music and popular culture. It is a return to simple chord structures and lyrics that focus on social, economic, and political stress. The genre offered an opportunity for musicians and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Classic Rock (2017)

by David Luhrssen, Michael Larson

Soon enough, rock critics such as Lester Bangs, Richard Meltzer, and Greg Shaw advocated punk rock as they railed against the tendency of early 1970s rock bands toward self-important artiness, sterility, and loss of connection with the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

The preferred venue forpunk performance was the small, intimate club, such as CBGB on the Bowery, where punk rock and ...

Google previewThe Rock & Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007)

by John Kenneth Muir

The Punk Rock Movie < . 978)(doc) Starring: Billy Idol, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Slits, Subwav Sect, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Eater, Slaughter and the Dogs. Director of Photography: Don ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

The New York Dolls, a prominent New York City punk rock band whose flair for attracting publicity inspired many imitators, posed in female attire and wrote songs with ambiguous, overtly sexual song lyrics and titles that suggested male or ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism (2010)

by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Punk rock emerged as a music genre in London and New York City in the mid- 1970s. The cacophonous and edgy music provided an outlet for radical antiau- thoritarian politics to be screamed into public consciousness by disaffected youth.

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I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock. (Travis Barker)
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