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Straight Edge Punk
A look at straight edge punk and the message it delivers.
# 72565 | 675 words | 3 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Music Studies (Contemporary) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the music and message of straight edge punk. The paper explains that straight edge punk music and musicians not only encourages young people to stay away from drugs and irresponsible sex, but also encourage its followers to make choices that allow them to take responsibility for their own actions and for the effects that their actions have on the world around them. The paper explains that the movement emphasizes simplicity and a rejection of the excesses of modern life.

From the Paper:

"When most people, at least most people, think about punk and other teen-based musical lifestyles they tend to think of excess - as much sex, drugs and rock-and-roll or punk or reggae or rap as possible. But some subcultural corners of youth music have actually preached a lifestyle of restraint and abstinence. This paper examines the development and ethos of straight edge punk, perhaps the most extremely restrained of these music-based subcultures. Straight edge punk not only encourages young people to stay away from drugs..."

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