The Development of Punk Rock

Instruments play a huge part in making music. It has been the backbone of every music industry in making great compositions. These amazing musical instruments are every musician’s bible and basically their first love. With every instrument, a new kind or another music genre is born. Fascinating musicians who use electronic musical instruments to create their kind of music makes use of synthesizer to create sound which gives listeners a classical taste yet could still hear an array of synthetic and electronic rock sound.

Electro Rock Music

When it comes to electronic rock, the kind of music produced could be dynamic and often displays instrumental solos which give it a distinct sound. With the emerging bands which utilizes different electronic instruments, the appellation of electronic rock is subsequently altered to synthrock, techno-rock, digital rock or electro rock.

However, the electronic rock world seems to be extensive for most musicians and so, a variety of new electronic genre was created to dub different sets of electronic music that are produced, which greatly depends on the sound generated from the instruments and the music expressed by the musicians. An example of this is Punk Rock.

Punk Rock, often characterized by their appearances and styles of clothing, is actually a form of rock which was established from garage rock. It originated in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia from 1974 to 1976. Their music swears off from the common sentimental 1970′s rock music and produced a faster, aggressive sound with stripped-down instrumentation.

A classic punk rock often uses one or two electric guitars, electric bass and a set of drums with songs that are shorter. The lyrics would also tend to be political and were as aggressive as the sounds. Their musical approach is normally loud and fast. Punk music is often used in rebellious movements and rallies. Most punk band in the 1970′s also self-produced and distributed their albums in informal channels.

Because of the kind of music the bands portray, most rebellious youth embraced this kind of music and associated them with their style of clothing with offensive-printed t-shirts, spike bands, studded earrings, spiked hair and jewelry.

Punk rock spread worldwide within a year despite the negative reviews of critics and an obvious rejection of the mainstream, it was even quoted by John Holmstrom, the founding editor of punk magazine, as “rock and roll by people who didn’t have very much skill as musicians but still felt the need to express themselves through music”.

Bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and The Ramones set the standard when it comes to punk music during the late 1976, yet the following decade a new form of punk rock was produced by the Hardcore and Oi! which is more intrusive .

With the continuous change and alteration of punk rock comes more variety of this kind of music such as the post-punk and alternative rock. It was only during the end of the 20th century that punk rock was finally accepted by the mainstream. The popularity and acceptance of punk rock in the music world was upheld by bands such as the Green Day, The Offspring and Blink-182.