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I'm not anti-fashion, but I've always had a bit of a punk attitude. That's important, I think. I do my own thing.

Tags: Attitude, Bit  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely.

Tags: Moments, Words  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

I was trained as an actress. But I wasn't a very convincing actress, so I started doing punk poetry and then fell into doing stand-up.

Tags: Poetry, Started  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I come from the home-grown punk ethic, where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note, it's how you communicate.

Tags: Ethic, Matter  ✍ Author: Siobhan Fahey

When I first played '1234' it was on stage in San Francisco at some kind of, like, sticky-floored club. And it felt like a punk song. I mean it's ridiculous to say that now, but it had that kind of, like, piercing straight melody. And then this fist-pumping ending, you know that pa-dap-pada.

Tags: Mean, Song  ✍ Author: Feist

It's very cliched to go, 'You're not punk.' We don't care if we are, and we don't care if we aren't.

Tags: Care, Cliched  ✍ Author: Joel Madden

I was never really that interested in the punk movement. I was a blues guy: I liked Motown, James Brown.

Tags: Guy, Interested  ✍ Author: Gary Oldman

The only way to be punk rock in L.A. is to be a Republican.

Tags: Republican, Rock  ✍ Author: Trey Parker

By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards, I'm a virtuoso.

Tags: Playing, Standards  ✍ Author: Robert Quine

All punk is is attitude. That's what makes it. The attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Makes  ✍ Author: Joey Ramone

I was a punk rocker when I was a teenager. I wanted to look like Nancy Spungen. I had dyed blonde hair and lots of piercings.

Tags: Hair, Wanted  ✍ Author: Noomi Rapace

Most of the people who call me a sellout were 7 when I was down face-first in the punk trenches.

Tags: Call, Trenches  ✍ Author: Henry Rollins

Damien Hirst is the Elvis of the English art world, its ayatollah, deliverer, and big-thinking entrepreneurial potty-mouthed prophet and front man. Hirst synthesizes punk, Pop Art, Jeff Koons, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Bacon, and Catholicism.

Tags: Art, English  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

After the Ramones, it was more about new wave for me than punk.

Tags: After, Wave  ✍ Author: Eddie Vedder

For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I'm punk in the soul.

Tags: Safety, Soul  ✍ Author: Donatella Versace

My whole back's tattooed. I just wanted a twist. I was always in punk bands when I was little... I think that's where the tie comes from.

Tags: Wanted, Whole  ✍ Author: Gary Allan

I'm a punk rocker. I don't do Christian.

Tags: Christian, Rocker  ✍ Author: Adam Ant

I would definitely say the Oakland Raiders are the punk rock band of football.

Tags: Football, Rock  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.

Tags: Beauty, Rock  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.

Tags: Freedom, Sense  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.

Tags: Concert, Fun  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.

Tags: Music, Sound  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

Punk will never be dead to me. It's my life. I can never just drop this lifestyle. It embodies me.

Tags: Dead, Life  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.

Tags: Lifestyle, Music  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.

Tags: Musicians, Rock  ✍ Author: Travis Barker
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I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk.

Tags: Straight, Younger  ✍ Author: Travis Barker

Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.

Tags: Dead, Die  ✍ Author: Jello Biafra

Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s.

Tags: Music, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Jello Biafra

I think that what's perceived as punk out in shopping malls or in chain stores or on MTV has almost nothing to do with what punk is about.

Tags: Almost, Shopping  ✍ Author: Jello Biafra

The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies.

Tags: Last, True  ✍ Author: Jello Biafra

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.

Tags: Ethics, Rock  ✍ Author: Jello Biafra

Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer, a safety pin and a pair of bondage trousers.

Tags: Bondage, Safety  ✍ Author: Billy Bragg

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.

Tags: Attitude, Rather  ✍ Author: David Byrne

Starting out really punk came from not knowing any better and listening to music like that, not knowing how to play music - well, still not knowing how to play music.

Tags: Knowing, Music  ✍ Author: Beth Ditto

I had this bad-boy-from-New York vibe going, dressed like a punk rocker with spiky hair.

Tags: Hair, York  ✍ Author: Robert Downey, Jr.

I hate Keanu Reeves. I think he's a punk.

Tags: Hate  ✍ Author: Troy Duffy

Teachers didn't like me very much. They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out.

Tags: Thought, Wanted  ✍ Author: Clea Duvall

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.

Tags: Metal, Rock  ✍ Author: Ben Harper

I went to UC Berkeley for college, and it was during the period when the whole punk movement was happening.

Tags: College, Whole  ✍ Author: Susanna Hoffs

Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.

Tags: Pretty, Rock  ✍ Author: Al Jourgensen

I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody.

Tags: Everybody, Wanted  ✍ Author: Anthony Kiedis

I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.

Tags: Age, Hell  ✍ Author: Avril Lavigne

The period right before punk rock where people like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong.

Tags: Rock, Strong  ✍ Author: Arto Lindsay

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play.

Tags: Rock, Started  ✍ Author: Arto Lindsay

I was really into punk. I was 11 years old; I had a blue mohican.

Tags: Blue, Old  ✍ Author: Ben Lovett

When punk rock came along, the one thing you were not supposed to be was musical.

Tags: Along, Rock  ✍ Author: Nick Lowe

I never thought of Green Day as a punk band. Just bubblegum, really.

Tags: Band, Thought  ✍ Author: John Lydon

Mozart was a punk, which people seem to forget. He was a naughty, naughty boy.

Tags: Forget, Naughty  ✍ Author: Shirley Manson

I was a fan of heavy music - first metal, then punk, then hip hop.

Tags: Metal, Music  ✍ Author: Tom Morello

I didn't really see the British punk movement, if that's what it was, as wildly original, because I had been listening so intently to all the New York music since 1973, really.

Tags: Music, Since  ✍ Author: Steven Patrick Morrissey

Nobody got Punk'd and he was still in his season for that show when we were filming. So the kids were very aware that it was filming and that was his show and they were very much on the lookout for that.

Tags: Kids, Show  ✍ Author: Piper Perabo

Hip-hop and R&B is mostly what I listen to. I don't have a connection with punk rock - I just never had that experience.

Tags: Experience, Rock  ✍ Author: Cat Power

I used to hang out with a bunch of old punk rockers when I was a little kid.

Tags: Old, Used  ✍ Author: Norman Reedus

Style has always been very important to us. We grew up in the '70s. Music was glam rock, punk rock and a very stylish movement.

Tags: Music, Rock  ✍ Author: Nick Rhodes

The iconoclastic mode, that specific mode of language, there is an element of it that it is punk - that is confrontational. That's just a part of the language of jazz - at a certain point.

Tags: Language, Point  ✍ Author: Matthew Shipp

When I listen to most forms of music, in their most raw and pure, it all has a punk edge to me, like Lead Belly, Jimmie Rodgers, Otis Redding or Nirvana.

Tags: Listen, Music  ✍ Author: Langhorne Slim

People called me the godmother of punk, but I never name myself anything.

Tags: Godmother, Name  ✍ Author: Patti Smith

I love punk rock, but I also love metal.

Tags: Love, Rock  ✍ Author: Penelope Spheeris

I love punk, I love a lot of British Invasion bands, I love garage bands.

Tags: British, Love  ✍ Author: Anna Sui

I was a punk before it got its name. I had that hairstyle and purple lipstick.

Tags: Lipstick, Name  ✍ Author: Vivienne Westwood

I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle.

Tags: Hairstyle, Rock  ✍ Author: Vivienne Westwood

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