Friday, 31 August 2018
A brief history of my obsession with this early 2000's Boston Hardcore band. I picked up their split 7" with Canadian Straight Edge Thrashcore band Radical Attack, really liked their side then years later I happened to find their 2nd EP in Tome Records (DIY Space For London is a pig to get to but the upside is you can shop for records between bands if you want). Recently I got curious about their 1st EP and found you can actually find it pretty cheap on Discogs. This was actually the first release on Don Giovanni Records, a label I would like to point out would go on to put out records by acclaimed Indie rappers such as Moor Mother and Sammus, and the fist song on their debut 7" on their label is a song about record collecting titled I Don't Like You Because You Are Black......can the term Edgelord be applied retroactively before people started using it, because I feel it really applies here.
Record collecting is cool, and that's not a lie, but why let colored vinyl determine what you buy? "If it's on black vinyl I'd rather bum a CD" you sound as dumb as someone in a fraternity but when frat kids do it there is more to admire, they respect their friends and against corporations they conspire. In the other corner are Hardcore kids, who copy CDs instead of buying records, and disrespect their friends who run labels, and also their peers who run distro tables. They share MP3s instead of supporting bands they enjoy, unless there is a marketing ploy, when the record is rare, it doesn't matter if it sucks, 'cause it can always be sold on eBay to schmucks. People who see records as an investment, disserve to fucking be molested, go play the stocks and wear a suit, 'cause I really don't think your attitude is cute. You have no right to cash in off of others hard work, seriously, you are a fucking jerk. I'd love to sink a knife into your brain, but that wouldn't really cause enough pain.