Anon asked: What’s your take on ancientfag hardcore, e.g. negative approach, necros, void, other bands record collectors like?
In a nutshell, when I meet someone under 35ish who is into this stuff, I feel the same way as when I meet some poor little kid who is like 14 and into collecting antique train whistles. He’s probably a really smart, sweet kid, but I can’t help but shake my head and be like “Dude WTF are you doing holed up in the basement with this shit, why aren’t you playing Xbox and skateboarding behind 7-11 like everyone else your age?!”
I’m ashamed to say that I still want to bedroom-mosh everytime I hear SOA “I Hate The Kids”
The tricky thing is that unlike a lot of dumb older shit that kids these days jock, these bands are actually pretty sweet so I can’t totally write them off the same way I can as when kids fap over shitty 90s skram bands and other stuff that is only good if you are blinded by nostalgia. Anybody who has decent taste in hardcore would say that Negative Approach, SOA and Poison Idea are sweet, I just don’t understand how a 16 year-old in 2011 could really identify with it given that most of the lyrics are a product of a cultural context that existed 20 years before they were born and objectively the speaking the music is shit. I guess it would be sort of like some 45 year-old dad being super into The Maine or Cute Is What We Aim For? [in b4 pot calling the kettle black] I mean, I started listening to hardcore in 1989 and even *I* feel like I’m a little too young to be into RECORDCOLLECTORCORE.
“Ready To Fight” is one of those songs where the many covers of it are better than the original
Which brings me to the larger topic of record collecting in general, which is right up there with Real Dolls, grown men who play Japanese dating sims, and Civil War reenactments in terms of shameful beta hobbies. It was bad enough in the 80s and 90s, when vinyl was actually a semi-viable medium for distributing music, and the only weird part was where you spend your free time going through boxes of dusty 7″s instead of trying to get laid, but it’s even more groce now that physical media are dead. Being a record collector these days means you are half hoarder, half Ren Faire weirdo who is clinging to an increasingly distant past because coming to terms with the present is too scary.
What is your favorite RECORDCOLLECTORCORE band?? What do you think about people who are under 35 and fap over Poison Idea 7″s????? Are The Meatmen RECORDCOLLECTORCORE? Did you ever collect records???