Punk culture

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  • Iron Maiden

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    #2
    What is your opinion about punk sub-culture ? Does this culture exist in lebanon..

    Communist and socialist punk bands
    Punk was given a propper thrashing by heavy metal in the early 80s and just like communism its is fading away to oblivion.

    U can still find a couple if hobos here and there sporting mowhawks and vintage jean and leather jackets getting wasted in a dirt cheap bar, but thats about it.
    As a subculture it has lost the race, safly now we have an even worse subculture, gangsta rapper and their autotuned music.

    Bas alla kbir they will go extinct too one day
     

    mrsrx

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    #3
    Punk à chien ftw!!!!!!

    Punk culture is now just a bunch of gauche caviar claiming to be social outcasts as they think it is cool....I have seen it in Lebanon but weirdly they mostly listen to georges wassouf the ones i saw regularly out in the wild which begs the question if you can call them "punk" only because they look like an emo that the "Dutch Boy" puked on.
     

    spacecreature

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    #4
    What is your opinion about punk sub-culture ? Does this culture exist in lebanon..

    Communist and socialist punk bands
    Not sure what year she was refering to, it was before the war, so I am thinking maybe 60s (was that the punk era?), I am not sure if they were punks or hippies or fetishists into BDSM role playing, but you had women walking their men on a leash like dogs, I think 3al corniche if I am not mistaken ! That is my Lebanon, weird , avant-garde and tolerant ;) Try doing that now you will get arrested, or more likely attacked first by people around, coz u are disturbing el saleme el 3amme and el selm el ahli or some stupid shit .
    I think we have many subcultures here, but unless you are part of their scene you will most probably rarely happen to be at the right place and the right time to cross paths.

    About 15 or so years ago I remember the emo kids would hang out at ABC Ashrafieh, you would spot like 30 of them all at once, you would think they were having a convention or something.

    When I was in school , being dark and gothic was the trend and we had groups like that. Not sure if it was just clothes and superficial or they shared the goths values too. A while ago a goth/punk couple that got married, suddenly became the topic of the town for a week. I am sure you remember that.

    We have those biker guys too on their Harley Davidson , those have become quite popular and mentioned numerous times in TV reports, and I am sure you have spotted them on the roads sometimes.

    Now the trend is to be Syrian...smoke shisha, listen to horrible Arabic music, watch syrian or syrian dubbed tv series, and talk about the war in Syria.
     
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    manifesto

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    Punk was given a propper thrashing by heavy metal in the early 80s and just like communism its is fading away to oblivion.

    U can still find a couple if hobos here and there sporting mowhawks and vintage jean and leather jackets getting wasted in a dirt cheap bar, but thats about it.
    As a subculture it has lost the race, safly now we have an even worse subculture, gangsta rapper and their autotuned music.

    Bas alla kbir they will go extinct too one day
    Thank God Heavy Metal faded away too!
     

    Iron Maiden

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    #9
    At least in Lebanon, it stopped being relevant.
    It never was to my knowledge, very niche and most importantly no suitable places for gigs.

    We used to attend concerts in industrial yards and a couple if other venues b jounieh but thats it.

    Also in lebanon, not a single radio station plays any rock let alone metal.
     

    manifesto

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    It never was to my knowledge, very niche and most importantly no suitable places for gigs.

    We used to attend concerts in industrial yards and a couple if other venues b jounieh but thats it.

    Also in lebanon, not a single radio station plays any rock let alone metal.

    Mbala at some point a 1/3 of my classmates were headbangers who grew their hair and wore Metallica or AC/DC shirts.
     
    #13
    It never was to my knowledge, very niche and most importantly no suitable places for gigs.

    We used to attend concerts in industrial yards and a couple if other venues b jounieh but thats it.

    Also in lebanon, not a single radio station plays any rock let alone metal.
    Don't forget cherry's ...some 'back to the roots' were good aswell ...
     

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