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Published on June 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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The Website That Will Tell You If Your Favourite Band is Punk or Not

The definition of “punk” can be stretched a thousand different ways. What started out as a description of specific sound and musical aesthetic can now be applied to all sorts of different non-conformist attitudes. Primarily, though, it’s still used as a musical signifier of some sort.

Because of all the gray areas surrounding the definition of punk, a website has ridden to the rescue to settle any and all arguments. Exclaim points us to IsThisBandPunk.com. Go ahead and try it by clicking on my example below.

 




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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