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Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands,
by Al Jourgensen

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

It's typical of record companies.
They sign you because you're unique,
and then they want to put you in a mold so they can sell records.
- Al Jourgensen

This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
- Al Jourgensen

Everyone reaches their point in time where either they
die or they get sick of doing drugs.
It started getting debilitating.
I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs.
- Al Jourgensen

 

You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale
that is as inarticulate as Bush.
Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot.
- Al Jourgensen

Art is commenting on what's going on around you in your life.
- Al Jourgensen

Nothing exceeds like excess.
- Al Jourgensen

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I've never seen the Osbournes, I've never seen Paris Hilton.
I'd rather read than watch reality TV.
I'd rather live life than watch somebody else living it.
- Al Jourgensen

I'd still prefer to do five nights at a club than one night at Allstate Arena.
- Al Jourgensen

This administration affects the everyday life of the common person.
- Al Jourgensen

Everything shapes you to be the person you are today.
Sometimes hard lessons pay off dividends.
- Al Jourgensen

It certainly is gravy every day above ground right now,
after kicking that heroin habit.
I've been given a second chance in life,
and I don't want to let a minute go by without enjoying it.
- Al Jourgensen

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.
- Ben Harper

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

When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying,
I hate these people with the pins in their ears.
I said, Thank God, something got their attention.
- Neil Young

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.
- Nick Rhodes

Rap actually comes out of punk rock,
not black music.
- Stanley Crouch

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

Absolute 80's is three hours of mainstream 80's music.
I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge.
It is more punk stuff from the 70's to the 90's.
- Nina Blackwood

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

The funniest thing happened in one of my first scenes.
In the beginning Emma was really arrogant and punk
and in every scene she would slam the door when she walked in or out.
- Dannii Minogue

I'd been a Bowie fan before punk and used to get no end of trouble.
I was always getting knocked about and having to run up the street,
getting chased by people.
It was horrible.
- Gary Numan

Punk is not just the sound, the music.
Punk is a lifestyle.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

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

There are several books out on punk history,
but I haven't read any of them.
I was there.
- Greg Ginn

By the time I was 19, punk had occurred.
It had a completely different cultural dynamic to it
which rejected everything and started again from the year zero.
- Billy Bragg

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

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm,
use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
- Travis Barker

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

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

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

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

I was once a student in a punk T-Shirt hooked on screwed-up scenarios.
That's how I became the esteemed cultural figure that I am today.
- Bruce Sterling

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

A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I love punk rock, but I also love metal.
- Penelope Spheeris

I think punk rock, especially for me,
was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
- Mike Watt

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.
- Arto Lindsay

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

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock,
but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
- Travis Barker

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.
- Siobhan Fahey

I started going to Madame Louise's, the lesbian club
where all the punk bands used to go -
the Sex Pistols,
the Clash.
I remember seeing Billy Idol walk in there;
he was gorgeous.
- Boy George

I've always worn jewellery but for a time it went out of fashion.
Like grungy and punk bands didn't wear jewellery because it was stupid.
- Tom Jones

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

Country music is completely punk-rock.
It's the original punk-rock.
- Neko Case

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

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

Even though we're not the most punk rock band,
the way we've done things is pretty punk rock.
Just kinda say it with a big middle finger to the record
labels and do it ourselves.
- Brandon Thomas

I'm thinking of remaking Psycho again.
Doing a third remake.
The idea this time is to really change it -
we're talking about doing a Punk rocker setting.
- Gus Van Sant

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap.
I thought it was the new punk rock.
LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
- Dee Dee Ramone

I was in a little punk band and we put out a few punk
records that weren't very political,
at all.
- Billy Bragg

I just think that playing bass, like punk rock bass with a pick,
wasn't meant to be done for 25 years.
- Kim Gordon

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.
- Joel Madden

I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me.
I used to run around like Johnny Rotten.
I had a jacket like his.
- Gavin Rossdale

My son has followed fashion since he was a punk.
He and I agree that fashion is about sex.
- Vivienne Westwood

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.
- Travis Barker

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

I think people are too hard on the Pistols.
The Pistols started the whole punk thing and never saw much money.
- Gavin Rossdale

There's not much music I'll listen to if it doesn't have pretty heavy swing.
Rhythm is so important.
Punk rock would have more power and feeling if it had swing.
- Greg Ginn

Punk is not really a style of music.
It was more like a state of mind.
- Mike Watt

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.
- Avril Lavigne

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The problem is we moved to LA...
The only way to be punk rock in L.A.
is to be a Republican.
- Trey Parker

It's really hard to imagine there ever being the kind
of impact there was when punk rock happened in the late 70's.
I wish there would be one big change like that again,
but I don't know if that'll ever happen.
- Penelope Spheeris

I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context,
and it took me awhile to find the proper context.
It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want...
and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.
- Billy Corgan

I like the bad-boy types.
Generally the guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the
club with all the tattoos and nail polish.
He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar.
But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut,
nice guys.
So it's strange.
- Megan Fox

It's all magic to me.
Country to punk rock, all of it.
Chopin to Kurt Cobain.
But it always all comes back to punk for me,
because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock,
was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves.
- James Marsters

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.
- Matthew Shipp

I didn't know who was on the team, but I saw every
eye as I walked down the aisle.
It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying,
'Who is this young punk?' I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
- Al Kaline

Punk rock really came out of N.Y.
as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded.
I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of
creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.
- Greg Ginn

My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows
when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life.
So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose
that's why I've ended up going out with musicians.
Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends.
- Winona Ryder


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