Thursday, October 06, 2005

Straight Edge

I know Philip and I have shared a laugh and a head scratch or two over the somewhat ascetic, hardcore punk movement known as 'straight edge', but I wasn't sure if anybody else had heard of it. Anyway, here's a really interesting article...but be warned, as the author points out, they may be pure of body, but they're not pure of mouth.


Blogger Andrew Middleton said...

Very interesting, indeed! I knew there was something different about the DC music scene (come to think of it, I saw Fugazi in Chicago in the early 90's)...I wonder if these are the type of folk that "Death to the World" was focused on? Definitely seems like there is a fair amount of common ground...but, then again, Communism and Fascism have also tended to "encourage" a "healthy" lifestyle...not to mention Puritanism, etc....there's always a temptation the other direction, towards Manichaeism, etc.

2:49 PM EDT  
Blogger Mark Montague said...

Whoa - that was helpful. It explains an encounter I had years ago. Thanks.

4:01 PM EDT  

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