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Punk music has gone through an evolution ever since the punk explosion in the late seventies Although todays punk music retains most of the ideology and sound that defines the punk genre there are some distinct differences between Nineties and Seventies punk Most of the punk bands to emerge and gain popularity in the nineties mostly hailed from California Green Day the Offspring etc Punk vanguards from the seventies hailed from the East Coast and from Great Britain the Ramones the Clash etc The Sex Pistols Liar and Blink182s Whats My Age Again demonstrates how conditions social political and physical are reflected in the nature of the music produced by these punk bands The Sex Pistols emerged in the late seventies as one of the first politically charged punk bands advocating anarchy in most of their tunes The band embraced and produced songs that reflected the punk ideology rebellion and nihilism The Sex Pistols also reacted to the stark social conditions that infected Great Britain in the late seventies rising unemployment a hard-line conservative government and a depressed post-industrial economy With a hopeless future at the horizon the restless youth in Britain had plenty of things to get angry about The Sex Pistols embodied the eras anger and restless ambition Blink182 first gained popularity as a local band from San Diego The Southern California environment was completely different from the harsh cold urban environment of London The environment from where Blink182 cultivated their style was sunny and suburban San Diego The mid-nineties were economically good in the United States The youths of Southern California did not face the same despair as the youths of Britain in the seventies Moreover Blink182 gained popularity by producing songs that reflected the skater and teen culture of Southern California Their music is fun carefree rebellious and filled with adolescent bathroom humor The harsh dense noise that is the hallmark of every Sex Pistols song can be heard in Liar
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