Punk Rock Compare and Contast

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Miranda Rhodes
Professor Whelan
English 102 Sec A
October 17, 2010
1970s Punk subculture Vs. Mainstreaming of Punk Today
In the 1970’s the punk subculture evolved and shocked the world. They flaunted their anti-conforming and anti-government beliefs. Punks everywhere stood their ground, and made it known to the world what they deeply believed in. In the decade since the punk revolution, they have become common in the realm of society. In comparison to the original years of the punk subculture, so many aspects of have changed to make it an ordinary part of the mainstream of society. Music has always been the soul of what defines a punk. In the beginning, the new and thriving bands were the Sex Pistols and Clash. Today, popular punk bands like Good Charlotte and Green Day have kept punk rock music popular. Nowadays, it is familiar to see woman members of punk, a punk living in the suburbs, going to college, or establishing a career. In the past, advocating for their future was not a goal for the punk community, but today that has all changed. In punk history, many of its ideologies were counterproductive and certain ideologies left punks believing they did not have any hope for a promising future. Today, some members have established positive outlooks on their futures, and this has opened the door to positive pathways for some. However, many characteristics of punk have remained consistently the same. Punks’ ever evolving music industry, their rapidly growing diverse community, the growing number of woman , and the differences in the way they express their beliefs, makes the punk subculture a more common piece of the mainstream society.
In the last four decades since punk music began, it has become progressively popular. While there are still many aspects of punk music that remain the same, much has changed to help it evolve into what it is today. The punk…...

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