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Punk rock


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Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk" music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands typically produced short or fast-paced songs, with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels and other informal channels.
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  • Garage rock and beat music 

  • Proto-punk 

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  • New York City 

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  • Australia 

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  • 1979–1984: Schism and diversification 

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  • Post-punk 

  • Hardcore 

  • Oi! 

  • Anarcho-punk 

  • Pop punk 

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  • Alternative rock 

  • Emo 

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  • Riot grrrl 

  • Revival and mainstream success in the United States