Re: Punk Is Dead
It's odd you keep saying "Punk is dead", without having the band who coined that phrase on your list...but listing the Exploited, who responded to "Punk is dead" with "Punk's Not Dead".
Anyway, punk is still alive, in my opinion. Maybe you live in a little town and don't notice, but even small cities seem to have fairly active scenes. I guess some argue it's dead because it's become trendy (though it was shortly after it started, as well), but I say as long as there are kids out there playing music for fun or to spread a message, writing zines, booking shows, or running a distro/record label then it lives.