- A rock form characterized by aggressive volume, short, angry vocals and often bitter political or hopeless emotional content. It was born as a reaction to the bland, corporate rock of the 1970s. Early exponents of punk include Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones and Buzzcocks.
- Subversive street culture movement that originated in London in the mid-1970s. Embracing art, music and fashion, followers of Punk were recognizable by their aggressive visual appearance and anarchic behavior.