The punk subculture, which centres on punk rock music, includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashions and forms of expression, including visual art, dance, literature and film.

The subculture is largely characterised by anti-establishment views and the promotion of individual freedom. The word “punk” often comes in quotation marks, due to its expansive and multifaceted definitions. It was mostly associated with the working-class and a degree of society induced apathy, despite the effort’s that often went into the unique look. Probe Records was and still is a legendary record shop and their steps were one of the main hideouts for local punks in Liverpool. 

Punk in the United Kingdom was born on the edge of Thatcherism, in that transitional time when you could still survive on art-school grants and the dole. In many ways, punk was a rebellion. A time where the peace and love of the 1960s unravelled itself to find war was everywhere, romance was a con and questioning if love truly existed. Human beings have this funny way of constantly trying to belong and punk was a huge subculture, especially in Liverpool.

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