Punk subculture (Punks, the punks, punk counter-culture) emerged in 1976. Punks were consciously working class, scruffy, earthy, dirty in clothing and language, but at the same time with a sense of parody and steeped in irony.
Punk bands sang of dole queues, high rise flats, exile, alienation, hopelessness white riots, anti-royalist sentiments and anarchy. The whole Punk style was embedded with anarchy and nihilism. It was a celebration of chaos. The clothing and hair styles were corresponding with the swearing, spitting, vomiting, amphetamines, and crude and chaotic music.
Punk was a culture that reflected a consumer-based society moving out of affluence into real economic, social, and political crisis. The Punks intentionally disconnect themselves from the parent culture and represent themselves as aliens, inscrutable. Their rituals, accents, and objects were used to signify they belonging to working class.
‘Put simply, a Goth is someone who finds beauty in things others consider dark. They love all that is dark and mysterious. That doesn’t mean Goths are evil, it just means they have a different perspective and Alternative Lifestyle to many. And it also doesn’t mean Goths are unkind, violent or lacking in humour, in fact quite the opposite is true. Goths love to laugh but their humour is more of the black comedy sort. They aren’t sad because they like dark things – dark things make them happy and inspire them. Goths are often intelligent, romantic and artistic realists. Being Goth is not about how one dresses but when Goths get together and do dress, they are a site to behold.’
Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. If Jules Verne or H.G. Wells were writing their science fiction today, it would be considered “steampunk“.
Like the social and fashion trends of eras long gone, emo is not simply about the way you dress – it is an alternative lifestyle. It culminates in your clothing, shoes, hairstyle, attitude and – most importantly – musical selection.
People do tend to adopt at least the attitudes of the music they listen to most even if they don’t admit it. This is because a lot of people are not able to separate themselves from the ideas that are expressed. Music is different from other art-forms in that it penetrates the soul in a way something visual cannot.
People seem to like to group together for some reason, its in our nature, and “emo” is just another group or sub-culture. People “join” it because they might agree with some, most or all of what the group is generally about.
Being “Emo” is just another way that people are trying to express themselves, really the same as other street styles, just with a different soundtrack. In the end, each of the people who have chosen to follow the scene is their own person- they are just part of a scene that is tipped as being defiant and unacceptable – something most young people are drawn to.
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