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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 Go ahead and try it by clicking on my example below.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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