Also, having good gear doesn't mean anything. Musicians are always starving to preserve or improve their equipment, but that says nothing about their background. I've got a nice rig that cost more than my car, and I can guarantee you've got more money in your pocket, and likely a richer upbringing than me.
I think to an extent having good gear doesn't mean anything. Just from watching bands and playing in them, it seems that the people who want to express their music in greater ways tend to have nicer equipment to do so. Don't get me wrong, I've seen absolute shit bands with preteens playing Mesa Dual Rec's that I know they didn't get by working at Micky D's.
We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war.
I'm not wrong though. There's people every now and then that can do something great in every genre but being pissed off and using the same chords isn't really expressive. If somebody's really feeling angst then they can do it in their own unique way, not copying the last thirty years and covering clash songs.
I'm sure I don't have more money than you, I live off 40 bucks a week while the rest goes to bills(paying the last 9000 on my car as well as the past 1800 in insurance). I'm actually holding off on paying on the equipment I'm borrowing for the sake of saving money, it's 100 dollars for the guitar and amp but my friend's nice enough to let me hold on to it until I'm done. Plus I'm fat so I have enough reason to be angsty but so what, I exercise.
I'm all about sloppy music as well and I'm not saying punk needs to be organized and be the next blink 182 or Against Me(which I like because their songs are generally about being disillusioned with punk culture) or even another Sonic Youth. I'm saying there's no feeling.
I'm sure you're going to hate my analogy but what don't you hate, amirite? But say when you're a young teen/adult whatever and you don't understand religion and you're wondering why people that are religious are dicks. Well you start to really resent them and depending on how you are you probably lash out at them at any moment. years go by and you realize you're a dick too. After a while you "grow up" but every few years you see the process repeat and you see little 16 year olds that are like "Hey, religous people...jesus was a fagg lololz I love the crow." You kinda wince both because it's immature and because it reminds you maybe a bit of yourself. That's how punk and it's culture is to me.
Punk isn't a style, it's an attitude. You're defending the approach/attitude and the style which is fine. I'm saying people should ignore the style and focus on the approach.
WOW, you should hear this beat I did. I drummed on a Five Star binder and a tin cubby and tweaked the sound on goldwave. It sounds like a noise techno song. After my yardwork I'll upload all the songs I did this weekend!
Yeah, there's an instrumental song on Chemistry of Common Life that I love. I tried finding it but couldn't. It's just this wall of keyboards and guitar effects then it leads into another hardcore song.