The Birmingham Straight Edge

Mike Parsons. Birmingham, AL USA

108 - Curse of Instinct 

My friend Justin Dolce from NYC put this song on a mix CD he gave to me the weekend of Furance Fest 2002. There was a lot of other great stuff on it, too but this song struck me the most. I had read about 108 in zines but had never heard them even though I was buying stuff from Victory and Very distro as far back as 1998. Upon my first listen, I immediately kicked myself for never giving them a shot before and bought all their material soon after. I celebrate their discography, including the two LPs on Deathwish, and listen to them often….but this song, man….it still just sends chills down my spine and makes the hair on my arms stand up. There are very few lyricists in hardcore that have been able to make their personal reflection feels as universal as Rob Fish did here. Emotions I had felt for years summed up in ten or twelve lines. Perfection.

triplebrecords:

MOSH TO BIG AL’S BEAT!

Love this band. Please tour and come to the South.

triplebrecords:

MOSH TO BIG AL’S BEAT!

Love this band. Please tour and come to the South.

Gotta find an outlet.

If you’re Straight Edge and you don’t like the new WW4 demo just go ahead and sell out.

Outbid on an XCHORUSX shirt. Damn it.

merchanddestroy:

Judge Schism Blue long sleeve (miller tag)=This is another RARE gem you don’t see to often from the Schism crew. The print on this shirt is well intact and has very light cracking and fading. I got this shirt 20 years ago through a trade with Ron Brotherhood when he stayed at my house either with Resolution or with Undertow in 89’/90’. I traded my prized possession Killing Time Long Sleeve as he wanted it so bad and he offered this up to me. I tried to find photos of Ron wearing it during a Brotherhood show and struck out. This shirt means a lot to me as Judge is an important band in my life as I have great memories, so I am ok with having the music over a shirt. With all the shitty bootlegs out there (Yea even Porcell’s cheap reissue are lame) those can’t compare to the real thing nor does it take away the value of this gem in my eyes.  

I try not to reblog much here and keep the content limited to my collection….but in my opinion this is the greatest hardcore shirt ever made. Let the jealousy flow through you as it is currently flowing through me.

(via merchanddestroy)

Dropping knowledge on the marker board at my office a couple of years back.

Dropping knowledge on the marker board at my office a couple of years back.

Some photos of Cave 9 shows circa 05-08 popped up on my Facebook feed last week. This is one of them. Not sure who took this or what show this was but this pic is full of kids who regularly attended HC shows at the time. I can spot a few that are still Edge. Good on them.

Some photos of Cave 9 shows circa 05-08 popped up on my Facebook feed last week. This is one of them. Not sure who took this or what show this was but this pic is full of kids who regularly attended HC shows at the time. I can spot a few that are still Edge. Good on them.