Originally Posted by Cantankerous
hardcore really is just a genre for people who don't know how to play their instruments properly, just like overproduced glittery pop shit is a genre for people who aren't really musicians at all but they've got sex to sell, etc etc etc.
Oh, c'mon, that's not cantankerous, that's just silly.
Mike Watt and the rest of the Minutemen, the Sun City Girls, The Ex, NoMeansNo, East Bay Ray and the rest of the DKs, Bad Brains, Sacharine Trust... The list of incredibly talented musicians to come out of the hardcore scene is staggering. The fact that they were outnumbered by lesser musicians and an often particularly close-minded fanbase does not diminish the reality of how great the best were.