HARDCORE

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This postpunk style retained an emphasis on the raw, hard rock basics typifying late 1970s punk. The major centers of activity during hardcore's heyday in the 1980s included London, Los Angeles, and the SST Records stable of bands in Minneapolis. It remained a force throughout the 1990s, thriving on the edges of speed metal and alternative rock (the cross-fertilization with the latter genre produced Seattle-based grunge).

 

Top Artists and Their Recordings

Alien Sex Fiend--Acid Bath (1985)

Bad Religion--Bad Religion EP (1981; How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (1982); Into the Unknown (1983); Back to the Known EP (1984); Suffer (1988); No Control (1989); Against the Grain (1990); Generator (1992); Recipe For Hate (1993); Stranger Than Fiction (1994)

Black Flag--Nervous Breakdown EP (1978); Jealous Again EP (1980); Everything Went Black (1982); My War (1984); Family Man (1984); Slip It In (1984); Live '84 Cassette (1984); Loose Nut (1985); Process of Weeding Out (1985); In My Head (1985); Who's Got the 10 1/2? (1986); Wasted...Again (1987); I Can See You EP (1989)

Butthole Surfers--Butthole Surfers EP (1983); Live PCPPEP (1984);

Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac (1985); Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis EP (1985); Rembrandt Pussyhorse (1986); Locust Abortion Technician (1987); Hairway to Steven (1988); Independent Worm Saloon LP (1993)

Christian Death--Only Theatre of Pain (1982)

Circle Jerks--Group Sex (1981); Wild in the Streets (1982)

Dead Fucking Last--Dead Funking Last (199?)

Dead Kennedys--Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980); In God We Trust, Inc. (1981); Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982); Frankenchrist (1985); Bedtime for Democracy (1986); Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death (1987)

Flipper--Album--Generic Flipper (1981); Gone Fishin' (1984); Blow'n Chunks (1984); Public Flipper Limited (1986); Sex Bomb Baby! (1988); American Grafishy (1993)

Gwar--America Must Be Destroyed (1992)

Husker Du--Land Speed Record (1981); Everything Falls Apart and More (1982); Metal Circus EP (1983); Zen Arcade (1984; New Day Rising (1985); Flip Your Wig (1985); Candy Apple Grey (1986); Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987); The Living End (1994)

Meat Puppets--In a Car EP (1981); Meat Puppets (1982); Meat Puppets II (1984); Up on the Sun (1985); Out My Way EP (1986); Mirage (1986); Huevos (1987); Monsters (1989); No Strings Attached (1990); Forbidden Places (1991); Too High to Die (1994)

Minor Threat--Out of Step (1983); Minor Threat (1984); Complete (1988)

Minutemen--Paranoid Time EP (1980); The Punch Line EP (1981); Bean Spill EP (1982); What Makes a Man Start Fires? (1982); Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat EP (1983); Double Nickels on the Dime (1984); The Politics of Time (1984); Project: Mersh EP (1985); 3-Way Tie (For Last) (1985); Ballot Result (1987)

Moho Pack

New Model Army--No Rest For the Wicked (1985); The Mark of Cain (1986); New Model Army EP (1987); Thunder and Consolation (1989)

The Plasmatics--Metal Priest (1980); Beyond the Valley of 1984 (1981)

Prong--Primitive Origins (1987); Force Fed (1989); Beg to Differ

(1990); Rude Awakening (1996)

Rancid--Rancid (1993); Letís Go (1994)

Suicidal Tendencies--Suicidal Tendencies (1983); Join the Army (1987); Suicidal for Life (1994)

The Unforgiven--The Unforgiven (1986)