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As a young kid in America during the Reagan Era, the powers that be really wanted us to fear the USSR and every thing it stood for! Yeah, we thought we were fighting injustices around the world like Apartheid, and the threat of Nuclear War loomed over our heads. Meanwhile over

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In February of this year, I got the chance to head down to L.A. for the book fair at MOCA to help out with an exhibit of the FER YOUZ crew’s out of this world punk collection, curated by Arthur Fournier, who also put out a book of their collection called FER YOUz: The L.A. Hardcore

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Written By J. Bennett Photography by Edward Colver With Reagan in the White House and the economy in the toilet, early ’80s America was a warzone. Our culture reflected it: Tipper Gore and the PMRC held Congressional hearings in an attempt to get Twisted Sister, Judas Priest and W.A.S.P. to answer

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MTV has pretty much sucked corporate balls since it started. That being said, from around 1985 to the mid 90’s, you just might find a couple of shows that were not pure visual vomit! When the Hardcore scene was fading away in L.A., the station decided to do show called MTV

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Last Thursday, I got the chance to have an awesome conversation with Harley Flanagan, one of the founding members of NYC’s CRO-MAGS. In my book, he has not gotten his just due, and with this interview he set the record straight on many topics. His new album entitled CRO-MAGS is all fucking

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Label: Dischord Records Growing up in an era that pre-dated the internet meant that sometimes the closest we could get to seeing bands were washed out xerox photos. Me and all my homies had mad love for the DC scene – it didn’t make a difference that it was 3000 miles

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