IF WE HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT TO YOU- YOU WONT UNDERSTAND!!. the original punk was raw attitude; no particular name, no particular face; just raw attitude. i think that mozart was punk( i base that on what little i have read about him). that first cave-man that got up, looked at the horizon, and walked into said horizon just to see what was there- never to return-PUNK. william s burroughs( being gay has nuthin to do with it) and the other "beat-niks", yeah, thats right, punk! and then of course, the MC5- iggy pop and the stooges- sex pistols. GET IT???