Punk Music

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Punk Music Introduction: Often when people think of punk music they still think of the eighties “down with government beat the hell out of your neighbor get wasted” stereotype. It oges without saying that punk music has earned it’s reputation for being high impact, loud, energetic and intense. However people often associate the message of all punk music as containing nothing more then violent anti-government statements and messages of alienation. Many people share the view that it has nothing to say and has offered nothing but a continued sentiment of hostility towards it’s fans. This is an unfair judgement of a genre of music whose fans are as variable as the messages of the music itself. Punk music has indeed offered a messages of abstinence rather then promiscuity, faith rather then hopelessness, understanding rather then hate, and love rather then hate. My argument isn’t that punk music is the savior of humanity and that if we all listen to punk music we will be suddenly endowed with knowledge and understanding far exceding our predecessors. My argument is simply that punk music is not always destructive and that it has indeed done something to improve the world we live in rather then destroy it. Body: 1).Punk music is often cheifly known for it’s political statements. The messages are often perceived by the public in general negative , angry and mostly childish. Often overlooked are the positive attempts has made to better the world in which we live rather then beat the hell out of it for not being the way we want. 2).Many bands have strong political feelings on nearly every subject that the politicians of our country speak of. Using their music as a way to raise awareness of theirr fans on topics such as racism, tolerance of same sex couples, and sexually transmitted diseases 3).One of the most outirght examples of this found in a monologue at the beginning of the less then jake song ”All my best freinds are metal heads” in which the voice over politician states “I promise I will not juge any person only as a teenager if you will constantly remind yourself that members of my genereation judges people by their race or belief or the color of their skin and that this is no more right then saying all teenagers are drunken dope addicts and glue sniffers”.

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