Ok, I'm going to redo this page, on account of me not making any sense on the first draft. Also, I've delved deeper into the world of punk, and I've listened to a wide variety of bands.
What I want to do with this page is sort of a history of punk, with band reviews for each point in punk history, and perhaps even some record recommendations. But, as I can already tell, this will take quite some time. First of all, I'm not exactly rich, so that limits the amount of records I can buy at a time. And downloading music has become harder and harder.
I really want to put some effort into this page and help out some of you amatuer punks (or even show some misguided teens that you won't find real punk on Mtv), but I don't want to miss any good bands, so I'll wait until I have a little more knowledge of punk history.
Also, I want to address modern day punk and a whole lot more, but this will take time. If you'd like to see this page up and running soon, e-mail me band/song/record recommendations, or even your opinion about anything relating to punk. I might put up another page with articles from young punkers, but I can only do so much at once.
UPDATE: Okay, since I haven't updated in a while and I have nothing to do, I thought I'd share my feelings on punk at this point.
Punk is saying what you want and not caring what anybody else thinks. The teens of the 70s were tired of being told what to do and what to say and what to wear, so they stopped doing it.
At the time, most bands played complex songs that no one without professional training could play. And these kids wanted to get their message out, so they used the simple 3-chord system. A whole new scene was formed, and for the first time, kids who had no musical talent at all were picking up guitars and spilling their guts to anyone who would listen.
ALBUM RECOMMENDATIONS (okay, I've only begun to delve into the punk scene, but here are some records no punk can do without):
*=album of the same name
The Damned: Damned Damned Damned
Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks
X: Los Angeles
Fear: The Record
The Germs: MIA
Minor Threat: Complete Discography CD (all conveniently collected on one CD, it's a dream come true!)
That's all for now, but check back later. If I'm bored I may put something up.
My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oi! Oi! Oi!