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Old 08-21-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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Classic Punk - these bands are considered to be the classics of the genre and you've probably read about them from some jaded asshole older than your parents as the "true punk", utter crap if you ask me but they are nevertheless very important and created great music:
Sex Pistols
The Ramones
The Dictators
The Damned
The Clash
Black Flag
The Germs
Dead Kennedys
The Misfits
Iggy Pop and the Stooges

Hardcore Punk - as opposed to what is known now as simply "hardcore" hardcore punk were the parents of hardcore and are more tightly knit with the original punk scene of the 70s and early 80s than a lot of bands that are known as hardcore in 2012, you'll probably hear a lot of people refer to these guys as "the classics" of hardcore and that's not necessarily incorrect, just a sense of nostalgia based admiration for bands that introduced the word hardcore, the concept of straight edge, and the general fashion that follows to this day (band shirt, jeans/shorts, short/shaved hair):
Minor Threat
Black Flag
Bad Brains
Circle Jerks
SS Decontrol
Reagan Youth
Suicidal Tendencies
Agnostic Front (see Victim in Pain and United Blood for their hand in this era, they're still going today though in much more current context)
Die Kreuzen
Negative Approach

- a blistering fusion of metal and hardcore, grindcore is some of the most extreme music ever created. the early bands were dirty ass punks with virulently political and anti-mainstream ideal. now-a-days most bands in this genre are more akin sonically to death metal, but more often than not still rise out of the gutters of hardcore shows and punk houses:
Napalm Death
Pig Destroyer
Brutal Truth
Extreme Noise Terror
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Cripple Bastards
Rotten Sound
Trap Them

Hardcore - where bands separated from punk and created something new, while it's own genre, there are obvious points of reference back to punk, just the scenes have diverged in aesthetic, attitude, and sound. this is probably what that kid with the straight edge shirt and camo shorts meant when he told you about his hardcore band playing a show in a couple weeks:
Gorilla Biscuits
Youth of Today
Earth Crisis
Have Heart

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