emo v.s punk

63 replies since 14th July 2008 • Last reply 14th July 2008

I generally gravitate towards punk but a few emo bands are ok i have a ton of friends that play and emo bands but only one of the bands are actually good and thats not just cause the wrote me a tribute song.

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I generally gravitate towards punk but a few emo bands are ok i have a ton of friends that play and emo bands but only one of the bands are actually good and thats not just cause the wrote me a tribute song.

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Oh jeez. Enter Rainbow, punk rock advocate and historian. First of all, I'm not sure anyone in this thread knows what real punk rock sounds like. Green Day is most certainly pop punk, and they always were. Same with Blink 182 and every other "punk" band on the radio. Hardcore came from punk rock - it was louder and faster and more angry than traditional punk, and also appealed more to white suburban teen males who went to shows and invented moshing, also giving punk a more violent reputation. I don't know where emo came from, although I believe it was not directly from hardcore, no matter what the internet says.

That being said, I'm obviously interested in punk rock. You definitely can't buy true punk music at a mainstream store. Hot Topic and other alternative stores peddle a generic, watered down byproduct of the real thing. </rant>

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Rainbow be my friend? Yeah if you want some good punk try bands like minor threat, the dead kennedy's, the buzzcoks and circlr jerks though i perfer horror punk you know bands like the misfits, the cramps and the fuzztones. I find today's punk can be very unsatisfing though i do love anti-flag and bad religions newer stuff i can't stand green day. and about the sububan white males with agonist that mosh i shall qoute the dead kennedy's "you ain' hardcare cause you spike your hair when a jock still lives inside your head"

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I'm a big fan of horror punk, too. The Cramps are my favorite. Dead Kennedys are one of my favorite bands. I added you as a friend. Happy

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PUNK.
EMO(tions) are stooopid XD

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Punk, it's to the point and exciting. I am not such an active listener as I used to, but I still adore it. I don't really know which bands are emo, because it seems that everybody has an own definition of it, but I think most of the time the vocals miss power and the instruments can't really seem to get to the right level. Of course that is only my opinion.

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I don't really like emo as much as I did. I went through a whole emo phase but now I'm over it...I just like punk more now.

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Punk, but I like some Emo too, like you guys said, something not totally mainstream

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Emo did come from the D.C. hardcore punk scene- the main difference being lyrics. The emo scene branched out to more emotional and personal feelings, whereas the hardcore and punk scene stuck more towards political statements. The emo music scene also strayed away from having short brash songs- which the punk scene was known for, to a more intricate drawn out experience. It's been said that those in the emo scene tried to learn their instruments more, and were more experimental than punk bands.

With all that being said, I like 90's emo music, and newer music that connects closely to it, and I like most punk.

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Both are awesome styles of music. I only listen to the underground emo music though, not the crap they play on the radio. That's not emo

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emo. ^-^
punk is nice, but i like emo more.

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Because I'm ancient I remember punk the first time round and I definitely prefer it, though some of the later stuff is a bit lame by comparison=)

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I prefer punk, the older stuff from decades ago, not the new.. stuff too much :/

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if I ave to choose, Punk.
but the most alternative punk they make ;)

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