The DC hardcore
trailblazers (though they were so much more than mere punk) were a permanent fixture on our bedroom wall, we sported Converse gutties and cut-off army bags in homage (yeah, we know) and we even considered getting a wagonwheel tattoo, just like singer Guy Picciotto (above).
Tim DeWit was the DC hardcore
drummer who moved to New York with Brian Degraw to co-found the 'oos-defining, electronic psych collective Gang Gang Dance.
Next to her is HR, lead singer of the pioneering Washington DC hardcore
band Bad Brains.
You go back and listen to an old DC Hardcore
record and think, "This inspired us to be a band." We tried to recapture a bit of that spirit.
EBN: "We've been likened to a lot of DC hardcore
bands - this track particularly.
OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS, GIRLS AGAINST BOYS HAS developed their own unique sound borne of '80s DC hardcore
post-punk experimentalism and raw power-pop.
Speaking of feeling like teenagers again, Leeds band Blacklisters are a glorious throwback to the DC Hardcore
scene we loved so much in our youth.
* JOINS DC HARDCORE
BAND SCREAM * JOINS NIRVANA, REPLACES OLD DRUMMER * NEVERMIND RELEASED * KURT COBAIN COMMITS SUICIDE * FORMS FOO FIGHTERS AS GUITARIST AND SINGER FOO FIGHTERS RELEASE THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE RELEASES METAL STUDIO PROJECT PROBOT
Capturing the early DC hardcore
sound and expanding to cover other stuff.
They caught the tail end of the '80s DC hardcore
scene and they've got some catchy tunes, although the lyrics that deal with emotional pain, angst, etc, kinda make me laugh more now than I did then...