Fri 8 Jul 2011
This is a piece I wrote for Jim Grimes (of Extinction/ Stormtrooper Fanzine fame) to be included in the fourth installment of Stormtrooper Zine – which was one of the better zines operating in the 90’s hardcore scene in my humble opinion. The latest issue was released recently at The Rumble in Chicago after a long hiatus. Hopefully he doesn’t mind me posting here as well.
What it Meant, and Where it Went
I’m generally really wary about writing from the perspective of nostalgia, and talking about the “good old days.” It’s an easy trap to fall into, and it seems like an endless cycle of people expressing how their time spent in the punk/hardcore scene was the “real” scene, or was more significant or meaningful that it is today. Change is a reality of course, and the scene in the span of five years is never going to be exactly what it was five years previously. more