"Punk rock is like Catholicism.
If it's your first musical experience, you'll never escape it. It comes with an ethos attached, a mixture of "Fuck you" and self-reliance. And I'm still into that."
""Punk Rock" is like "Film Noir" as it is simultaneously a genre and an era. To say that is only "lasted a few years" really doesn't make any sense. Its influence is far-reaching and really unquantifiable. There are many neo-punk-rock bands that exist and flourish today and many musicians have infused and/or appropriated it into other genres, some popular, others not so much."
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