What are your thoughts on hardcore punk? ?

Rock & Pop, what is your take on hardcore punk? Personally, I love it; I’ve liked hardcore for years. I love the idea of hardcore punk; it’s a faster, extremely intense version of punk that increases the urgency. Hardcore can have visceral music, and I like the speed & ferocity of the genre. I think that it’s very cool, when hardcore crossed over with genres such as metal, post-rock & doom metal. I love it when bands experimented with the templates of hardcore, as well. 

BQ: Favorite hardcore punk albums? 

BQ2: In general, what is your take on the evolution of hardcore? 

BQ3: In your opinion, what was the best decade for hardcore punk? 

BQ4: Would you say that the Stooges & Black Sabbath influenced hardcore punk? 

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  • 1 month ago
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    "What are your thoughts on hardcore punk?"

    Dont have much to say on it really. Im a big fan of the more extreme leg of hardcore that came with bands such as Siege, Infest, Disrupt, Destroy, Unseen Terror, Napalm Death, and Extreme Noise Terror. 

    "BQ: Favorite hardcore punk albums?"

    Circle Jerks "Group Sex"

    Minor Threat "Complete Discography"

    Siege "Drop Dead"

    Black Flag "My War"

    Husker Du "Everything Falls Apart And More"

    Unseen Terror "Human Error"

    Jerry's Kid's "Is This My World?"

    Dead Kennedy's "Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust Inc."

    Negative Fx "Negative Fx"

    "BQ2: Im a firm believer that Hardcore Punk's legacy carried on through Crust Punk, D-Beat, Powerviolence, and Grindcore to a lesser extent. 

    Notable bands of those 4 genres would be Amebix, Asocial, Discharge, Siege, Larm, Extreme Noise Terror, Destroy, Disrupt, Gasp Infest, Destroy, No Security, Bombanfall, Gasp, and Apartment 213.  

    This whole notion that Pop Punk, Metalcore, that horrible New York hardcore scene in the early 90s, and emo carried on the legacy of hardcore punk, is schit.

    BQ3: 1990s

    BQ4: "Would you say that the Stooges & Black Sabbath influenced hardcore punk?"

    Well, that maybe so for the early hardcore bands like The Germs, Misfits, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Husker Du, Circle Jerks, and Dead Kennedys to a lesser extent. 

    But your younger bands who came a few years later like the Descendents, M.D.C., SSDecontrol, Suicidal Tendencies, Reagan Youth, ; most didnt look past The Sex Pistols or Ramones as influences. 

    Do keep in mind though that bands like Black Flag, Misfits, Husker Du, Dead Kennedys, and Flipper had much older members in their ranks than did the groups I mentioned above. So, their musical tastes were more varied. 

    THEY were the ones likely sitting around listening to a lot of Stooges, Black Sabbath, and Led Zepplin. But also probably a lot of Can, Jethro Tull, Creedence, Neil Young, and Queen. You know, your traditional rock and roll. 

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  • 1 month ago

    I like it once in a while.  I'm a metal guy myself, but it's good to listen to the other flavours of music on occasion, even if it's just for a change of scenery.

    Hardcore punk is like punk on steroids with more technical ability.  Straight punk was meant to be as simple as possible, putting all the focus on the rebellious and outrageous nature of rock & roll.  Hardcore punk just turned the aggression up a few notches.  My take is that it evolved, and yes the Stooges and Sabbath influenced it.  So did Motorhead, Judas Priest, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Plasmatics, Elvis, and ZZ Top.

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  • Lilly
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    I ran across your Pumpkins question, so that led me to your page where I found this still open question. I'm like the biggest Pumpkins fan in the world perhaps, lol. Idk, maybe not. But I love them dearly. I'm going to answer both questions here cause I'm rebellious like that. No, idk, I just will.

    BQ: Siamese Dream or Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness?

    Mellon Collie by a hair or two. :D

    BQ2: What are your thoughts on Billy Corgan’s vocals?

    So great. Such an emotional singer. He doesn't seem to have the greatest natural singing voice, but he has such a feel for singing it seems that somehow he makes up for it, and then some. He's so great at singing melodically and softly, and yet he can really scream and roar as well. Corgan was amazing live. I almost lost it when they did Thru The Eyes Of Ruby when I saw them many years ago. Maybe their best song. I also love Bodies a ton.

    BQ3: What is your favorite part, of the Smashing Pumpkins’ music?

    Everything really. The writing, the vocals, guitars and drums. Billy is an amazing song writer. And the amount of songs he has written is quite amazing. I agree with you. Definitely the best alternative band of the 90's. Still going too though. I love the newer song Silvery Sometimes(Ghosts). I also really loved the Zwan album. It pretty much sounds exactly like the Pumpkins, but with more layered guitars I think. Corgan and Chamberlin basically equal the Pumpkins to me. 

    BQ4: How would you react, if Muse or Green Day covered the Smashing Pumpkins?

    I'd rather not hear it, lol. Only Corgan can sing Pumpkins songs in my view.

    What are your thoughts on hardcore punk?

    Well let me start by saying that I find genres a funny and misleading thing. They're just categories that we lump things into. I often prefer bands and artists in general that go beyond a single genre whatever their art may be. Who is and who isn't in this or that genre can also be very arguable.

    BQ: Favorite hardcore punk albums?

    Idk, maybe Bad Brains Banned In DC. It's special for sure.BQ2: In general, what is your take on the evolution of hardcore?

    I can't say I have a ton of knowledge in this area, lol. I haven't heard many newer good bands that I would consider hardcore punk.

    BQ3: In your opinion, what was the best decade for hardcore punk?

    I think the 80's is when many of the best bands were going strong. Perhaps the late 70's as well.

    BQ4: Would you say that the Stooges & Black Sabbath influenced hardcore punk? 

    I'm in my mid 20's now, and my Dad is a die hard Iggy & the Stooges fan. So I too have come to love them after years of hearing them. I definitely think that both bands you mention here are some of the early pioneers of what went on to evolve into punk, and hardcore punk.

    Also the New York Dolls would be in that pioneering group I think even though they were a sort of glam/punk act. They were so trashy, somewhat shocking in their time, and very raw and quite aggressive at times.

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  • 1 month ago

    I'm not well informed about hardcore, things that I've listened to in the past (and which currently I have left out), concern purely Italian hardcore. I like that in hc the lyrics are more involved than punk, less 'aesthetic' and more intimate and with a much more complex and nuanced background of emotions. Negazione, Nerorgasmo, Raw Power and Franti (this last more anarcho-punk than hardcore, mix of various genres, post-punk and even jazz) are the bands that I've listened to and that I like. The saddest landscape, Raein and Saetia, but they are already in other shores.


    Negazione - Lo spirito continua

    Nerorgasmo - Nerorgasmo LP

    Franti - Il giardino delle 15 pietre

    Raw Power - Screams from the Gutter

    and I also love everything that has produced CCCP / Csi, one of my absolute favorite Italian bands. They have embodied a certain hardcore spirit in a wider mix of genres.

    BQ2: post-hardcore, screamo, contaminations? I await informations from those who know more and better.

    BQ3: idk, in my experience I would say mid-80s, but only because it's the period of the bands that I've most listened to. 

    BQ4: I think all it's possible (not necessarily the influences must be clearly felt, but if they are there, or are declared, they are there). surely hc was fundamental for the birth of thrash.

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  • 1 month ago

    I liked some of it when I was in my late teens to early 20s. Since then, it has mostly lost its appeal to my ears. I still crank up some Dead Kennedys once in a great while, but for the most part I find that style of music not as musically pleasant for me as what I like to listen to now.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I love punk rock, in general.  Skate punk, Oi!, hardcore, ska-punk, riot grrrl, street punk -- it's all good.

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  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I will never listen to it. It sucks as music.

    • Brandon
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Ok. That’s fine; it’s your opinion. 

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