Catalog #21: Hardcore

Catalog #21: Hardcore

Boo-Hooray is pleased to present our 21st antiquarian catalog dedicated to hardcore punk. Emerging from the punk scene of the late-1970s, hardcore was louder, faster, and angrier than anything that had come before, combining raw, crunchy rhythms and jarring tempo shifts with lyrics that provided seething commentary on the state of music, politics, and culture. At a time when the music industry was veering away from hard-edge punk in favor of more radio-friendly New Wave bands, hardcore actively reaffirmed punk’s fury and rejection of commercialism and the mainstream.