Punk Music

Punk music or hardcore punk or simply hardcore are all aliases of the same genre of music that is said to have literally rocked the musical scenario everywhere in the word. Considered to be a lot heavier than the punk rock, this music genre was in the early 1980s in the United States of America and United Kingdom. Traditional hardcore has never met with as much commercial success as the fusion and sub genres of this style of music.

Influence on other genres:

The punk music had a lot of influence over other genres of music such as alternative rock, electronic rock, Emo and post hardcore, metal and thrash core. Each of these had separate bands of music that played music belonging to these fusion genres and worked on further improvisation in their technique.

Here are a few fusion sub genres and their bands and solo artists who contributed a lot.


>> Alternative rock is a fusion genre where we get to listen to hardcore punk and rock music. Famous bands are Meat Puppets, Minutemen, The Replacements.

>> Electronic music is a musical amalgamation of electronic music, techno and hardcore punk.

>> Nintendocore is a mish mash of hardcore punk sprinkled with music for video games and chip tunes.

>> Emo and post-hardcore are fusion genres wherein the style of music evolved from mere screaming and heavy metal use. Noteworthy bands are Big Black, Naked Raygun, Rites of Spring and Nation of Ulysses.

>> Metal has many takers and these artists and band members took the punk music to a whole new level by adding heavier hardcore elements to it. Noted bands are Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Metallica, Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity and Suicidal Tendencies.

>> Thrashcore consists of crossover thrash and is characterized by the presence of blast beats.

Music and clothing style:

Punk music was a genre of music which not only rocked the music world but also heavily influenced the cultures. In terms of music, hardcore punk laid more emphasis on the rhythms than the tunes. In fact, one can observe a lot of screaming, chanting of verses and poetry which are extremely loud. Stage diving and slam dancing are two styles of dancing which is influenced by the punk scenario. People who were the fans of this kind of music had a very distinct way of dressing up. Their clothes such as their T-shirts, jeans had a totally different feel to it. There was a lot of extremism to it such as wearing clothes that were styled to look like torn, studs, spikes, use of safety pins etc. The hairstyle was another feature of their personality which separated from the rest of the masses. They weird crew cuts on them and a few even colored their hair in bright shades of yellow and pink.

Some of the noted bands of punk music style are 88 Fingers Louie, Angry Samoans, Antidote, Bad Religion, Biohazard, Blood for Blood, Career Suicide, Civil Disobedience and many more.

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