I want to make some punk rock riffs, but when I try to, the come out sounding bluesy, and I don't want that. What can be done about this?
Listen to punk rock songs and see what they do, and learn the theory behind it. Then use your ear to write your own.
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Theory is descriptive, not prescriptive.

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theory states 1+1=2 sometimes in music 1+1=3.
Don't use the blues scale?
Don't do twelve bar blues chord progression?
Use power chords not barre chords?
Listen to punk, listen to blues, notice the difference...