Street Carnage just posted this epic collection of 80′s hardcore gig fliers and cassette covers. Check out what they had to say about it.
“’80s hardcore happened in the UK too — it was just mixed in with crusty punk and squat culture, kind of as a subgenre of a subgenre. It’s not really remembered, as no British guitar bands reference this stuff because they’re not from any kind of DIY underground. They were too dull for that sort of thing when they were growing up.
But where did all these hardcore guys go? Did they all give up music to edit hip lifestyle magazines? Goober Patrol and Snuff were on Fat Wreck for a bit, but what came of that?
Stampin Ground’s first singer is a guy called Heath Crosby, he made a Facebook group with loads for all his old UKHC buddies to reminisce in. It’s invite only to get into the group, but he let me in even though I was only 12 in 1995 and now I’ve gone and stolen a bunch of flier scans and photos from it. Underhanded of me. I’ve put quite a few up, but that’s because there’s about 650 images in Heath’s group.
All the best early UK hardcore bands’ names are on the flyers below and a bunch of these are flyers for American bands playing in the UK. It’s funny to see a Green Day show for £2.50 and see NOFX on the same bill as a grindcore band.
P.S. Inside Out was Zach De La Rocha’s band before RATM, fun fact fans.”
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