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Punk Music Dead? When people say, "punk is dead", they mean true, original punk. The style of music that a true punk rocker is a part of has been perverted and watered down into a commercial friendly profit making scheme. The off shoots of punk: pop-punk, emo, etc. are not concidered "punk" to some people that were truly into the original punk movement and see it as an insult to punk as having their genre dragged through the mudd for these crappy new genres. That's why when someone says, "punk is dead", they mean the new punk genres out now are not really punk and no "real" punk music gets attention from anyone in the music industry.

The real punk music is dead. The new bands don't have the classic style that the original punk bands did.

Punk is dead because it is now just another commercial genre that the record companies market. Punk was dead the second the damned released their first album.

The term punk was a label put on a certain group of band in New York in the 70's to more easily categorize them. Original "punk" music was very experimental and the idea was to deconstruct any previous ideas of what music was, including labels. This label was not embraced by the "punk" community. So we can have arguments on whether punk is dead or not or we can honor the spirit of those few pioneers and just appreciate and play music for the sake of creativity. Punk means something different to every person you ask, so if anyone says "punk is dead" than maybe their idea of punk is dead and what "punk" means to me is to think for yourself. So, figure out what it means to you and leave everyone else alone.

Punk is not dead it never died it's just evolved!

A genre of music cannot die, simply because a lot of people listen to punk music and are still in punk bands. what they mean by that is the style is not thriving any more like it was back in 70s.

Punk was invented in Britain in 1976. Unlike the above posters, I was there. It was dead by 1978 - *None* of the music that now aspires to be punk is, or ever could be punk. It's dead - carry on enjoying more recent stuf, but it ain't the real thing.

Punk is not dead, unless you mean dead in the mainstream (and mainstream punk should be an oxymoron) and the only people who say so are old men living in denial, who think that the entire modern punk scene is made up of bands like Green Day, and have no idea that there are still bands in the underground that are way less commercial than many of the bigger bands in the 70s. Being older doesn't mean you're right.

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