from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of hard-driving rock 'n' roll originating in the 1970s, characterized by harsh lyrics attacking conventional society and popular culture, and often expressing alienation and anger.
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- n. A fast, often distorted rock music originating from the 1970s which is usually associated with angry, offensive, or "politically-charged" lyrics.
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- n. rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
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We probably pioneered the entire concept of reality shows when we just took a camera and followed me from rehearsing and putting a band together in L.A., to New York’s CBGB club, where me and my band, The DXXX, gave a rock-and-roll show that had slam-dancing and all the punk rock that New York could handle.
One kid, a hardcore-looking punk rock chick, comes running backward past us.
His jumpily cut scenes are backed by propulsive punk rock that catches his teens’ 1980s-speed minds.