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'The X. It’s more than a fashion'

The term ‘Straight Edge’ was coined in the early 1980’s by then Minor Threat vocalist Ian Mackaye. The song ‘Straight Edge’ became a platform for Mackaye’s philosophy about abstaining from substances, such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs, even abstaining from promiscuous sex.   470 more words


Don't pay more

Another Minor Threat record for the collection, I found it cheap, so I couldn’t say no, despite already having a copy. I was hoping for an upgrade but it wasn’t as mint as expected. 12 more words


My 10 Favourite Dischord Songs

I am by no means a completest but Dischord Records is easily one of my favourite record labels.  I’ve had a lot of great records in the last 25 years of listening to them.   746 more words



Screaming at a Wall – Minor Threat

Especially as a teenager, I really loved punk music. Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Black Flag etc. In terms of the music and the sheer intensity Minor Threat are right up with those bands but songs like ‘Guilty of Being White’ and ‘In My Eyes’ meant that I never really connected with them in the same way. 41 more words

Song Of The Day

Fugazi - "First Demos"

First, a disclaimer: Fugazi was my favorite band when I was 16 years old. Yeah, I was “that guy.” I made a “This is Not a Fugazi T-Shirt” shirt, even though it was 2009 and no one had any idea what I was talking about. 462 more words

Minor Threat - Betray

Straight-edge Hardcore from Washington DC here. The band don’t really need any introductions, so just get your skateboards out and carry on.