Hi Dudes!!! Today I'm gonna tell you a story about Hardcore. First of all, what is HC? Have you ever heard about it? Or do you still know it? I would like to define HC in this way: It's a very fast and melodical kind of music. HC is faster than Punkmusic, but as melodical as Heavy-Metal. But where did it come from? Slumped it down from the sky? Could you buy it at Woolworth? Decamped it out of an armee testlaboritory? Came it on a bananafreighter from Africa? Landed it in a jet from California in Frankfurt/Main? Or was Hardcore just another development by the industrie? No, no and one more no!!! I start my story in the year 1984. In this year the Punkscene is still living.But there aren't much new impulses and activities, and only some Megagroups like "Peter And The Test Tube Babies", who fix the fashion and the agreement of most Punks. But there is something in the air. Too many people are dissatisfied and want to leave this blind alley of Punkrock.
And then.......... Some guys enter the scene like aliens!! They don't wear leather and spikes and extremly styled hairs (the typical Punker outfit), but Jeans, Con's, T-Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts. Even Pogodancing is displaced by Slamdance. This is the point of time when the first signals of a new style appear. And from now on more and more Punks, but also a lot of Skins shift the sides and join the Hardcorescene. Over and above they realize, that "Dead Kennedys" is not the only HCgroup in the world. And so they discover the really excellent groups from the States,e.g."Youth Brigade". Other very salient groups are: "Misfits", "Bad Religion", "Minor Threat" and "Bad Brains". In Germany especially "Negazione" from Italy and the german combo "Spermbirds", by the way one of my favourite groups. So, these are the most important facts about the "revolution" in the Punkscene and the development of Hardcore!! Yo, folks, that's enough for this time!!!
This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #4" by Brainstorm 1990.
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