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My poor mom…looking back, once I hit 13, I became mommy’s little monster! I was not the only one, because the hardcore movement spread across Southern California like wild fire. So many kids went from being the apple of their parents’ eyes to little shits that they could no longer

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Text and Photos via Quixotic Dreams. Written by Freddy Alva One of the more enduring motifs in the development of American hardcore is the oft-repeated description of this burgeoning youth subculture as being a predominantly white suburban dominated one. While this might have been true in certain quarters of the

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Being a youngster in the 80’s punk scene was the shit, and it exposed me to all kinds of freaks. I remember looking up to some of the older punks because they had certain knowledge about life and the world that they could share with me. I knew some of

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Two weeks ago, one of the raddest DIY punk and hardcore festivals took place all around the almighty Big Apple, called New York’s Alright. From what I can see, over the course of four days punks invaded Brooklyn and the L.E.S., where they were treated to some awesome music. What

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Yesterday I watched the Dazed Digital documentary Soap & Stamps about the 80’s hardcore scene in the UK. For almost the entire film I had chills, because it was just so spot on and reminded me how special it was to grow up during this period. I’m not going to

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Piss-stained streets, CBGB’s matinees, junkies, Reagonomics and no hope were the kind of things that NYC punks had on their plates during the 80′s. I have a different kind of respect for east coast hardcore kids from back then, because we had it good on the west coast. Yeah, we

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How do I like my hardcore? Super dirty & Ultra raw! This why one of my favorite L.A. bands is Stoic Violence. They have just released a new 12″, Chained, that is out now on vinyl via Deranged Records // Video Disease Records plus it’s on cassette via Overdose Records.

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When I was a teenager, there were many things that I feared, like the threat of Nuclear War or the L.A.P.D., and there were many people I hated like Ronald Reagan or P.W. Botha. I had issues with these beings these fears motivated my youth rebellion. While I was going

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On a crazy night in May 1984, the first all Skate gig took place, featuring Ill Repute, Faction, Tales of Terror, J.F.A., Agression and the Mighty BIG BOYS. For so many different reasons, this one of the most fun gigs I ever went to in the 80’s. All the bands

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Today I want to share with you the world’s largest punk photo archive called Karl Nagel’s PUNKFOTO. It has over 12,000 pictures dating from 1978 to 2000. What I really dig about this site is how it is a real life look at how German punks were living at the

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Gifford Stylus Interviews Robert Williams 1984 – Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA – A quaint herring-run lined square in a suburban mill town outside Boston first had its peace disturbed by a new, deafening degree of dissonance blasting from a church cellar Fellowship Hall rehearsal space. SIEGE spewed raw hatred for war

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Spitting and swaying as it lurches from your speakers, Everything Black, Everything Dead, the debut album by Australians Black Jesus, is steeped in cheap beer and arrives throwing punches. As soon as you hit play, Black Jesus ensure you’re covered in their grime, filth and backwashed tinny* of Melbourne Bitter. Everything Black, Everything

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