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The start of punk music

Punk music came about in the mid 70s with bands like The Ramones, The Clash, the Sex Pistols, and others establishing a new style of rock that captured the ears of the youth. Early punk musicians were disdainful of what they saw as the excesses of rock and roll, overproduction, and crappy songs that didn’t deliver what they were looking for. They came up with fast, hard music that was awfully simple to play, which was good since many of the early punk rock artists weren’t terribly good musicians.
It took no more than a few years for punk rock to become a mainstream phenomenon and sweep around the world. It took hold particularly in social circles that took pride in rejecting the mainstream (while championing a new mainstream, but whatever) and has held firm every since, which is pretty amazing.