I never got to see Warzone and never met Raybeez so it feels kind of odd to post something like this but here goes. My introduction to modern hardcore came from Victory Style II. I already liked Minor Threat and Bad Brains but that was still “punk” in my mind. Warzone’s “United Worldwide” was the first song of theirs I heard and it was one of my favorites on the comp because it sounded more like punk than any of the other songs on it. I mail ordered some CDs from Victory not too long after and a zine/catalog of their stuff came with it and it was a Raybeez tribute issue. I read it cover to cover and it introduced me to tons of bands I’d never heard and some I only knew in name until I had the money to seek out a few years later. “United Worldwide” is essentially an explanation of what the hardcore scene can be in about 1.5 minutes. Some might call it simple or cheesy but to me it still stands as straightforward lyrical brilliance. I’m glad I spent $4 on this CD because it, and by extension, the music and lyrics of Warzone introduced me to a subculture in which I learned to express myself in ways I never knew possible before. So thanks for the music and the message, it has and will stick with me for life. #warzone #ripraybeez
Another round of awesome stuff arrived in the last few days. Pure Fun Skate Zine No. 11(ordering info @purefunskatezine ) Not Like You Fanzine No. 1 (@notlikeyoufanzine) Colden Issue 3 (@coldenusa ) and the re-recording of the Absolution 7” via Lush Life. All of these zines are great and you should order them immediately!