A Moment with Despair and Anger

Hardcore PunkTough day at the office? Kids getting on your last nerve? Parents getting on your case? Husband/wife/significant other/bum that lives in your extra bedroom taking more than their share of the world?

Come sit with us and enjoy a few songs to get your jangles out. If you feel it, get on up and do a little slamming. Against the wall if you’ve been told to “go to your room.” Against the shed if you’re outside scaring the neighbors. Against the Man if you’re one of the Occupy Something folks.  Here are some fan favorites of ours.

Suicidal Tendencies – “Institutionalized”

We like this one a lot. It’s clever and hasn’t aged much except for the Cholo outfits that your uncle used to wear.

Black Flag – “Depression”

Again, another goody. Early American punk  at its best.

Agnostic Front – “Blind Justice”

New York City in the early 1980’s was a cesspool of filth and depravity. Drugs, STDs, wide ties … what’s was a girl to do? Agnostic Front shared their thoughts on the state of things.

Rollins Band – “Liar”

Yeah, sometimes Henry Rollins is a bit pretentious (OK a lot pretentious), but he’s also clever about it and this video’s the bomb.

Rise Against – “Give it All”

Alright, this is sort of a chaser, we suppose. Rise Against isn’t hardcore but it’s a good song and if you’re starting to come off your blood-in-the-eyes fester, this will help you down a bit easy.

OK, by now, your sense of humor should have returned but you’re most likely still a little hyped. Back to Black Flag but this time for one of our very favorite punk songs about TV and parties and tonight and such.

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