Similarities Between Punk And Punk

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Too Punk to be Pop The musical world has an almost limitless amount of sounds and styles to choose from. The genres range from the smooth melodies of jazz to the energetic, heart-pumping beats of electro. In a world almost of limitless music variety, Pop and Punk - through the eyes of many - seem to go hand-in-hand. Pop and punk, in reality, are two very different genres altogether. Though there are vast differences in these genres, very close similarities exist that tie the two together. Punk music is not generally for the softhearted. Merriam Webster dictionary defines punk music as, “rock music marked by extreme and often deliberately offensive expressions of alienation and social discontent.” Performers and followers of punk music are distinguished by their extreme outfits and socially defiant nature. American singer-songwriter, Patti Smith says, “To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be…show more content…
The revival of the pop punk genre happened in 1988 which is when Lookout! Records was established. They helped release music by new artists that soon became very popular, such as Green Day. One major thing that brings the two genres together was the creation of the music series titled, Punk Goes Pop. In these albums, punk bands, ranging from hardcore to gentle, sang covers of pop songs. Mayday Parade covered When I Grow Up which was originally performed by The Pussycat Dolls. A more emo band called August Burns Red sang a cover of Wrecking Ball, made famous by Miley Cyrus. So far there are seven albums in this series, but they also have Punk Goes Metal, Punk goes 80s, Punk goes Acoustic, Punk goes Classic Rock, and many

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