Monday, August 31, 2009

Middle Class

Middle Class from Santa Ana, California, were one of the first “hardcore” bands in history. (Debate continues to this day as to whether Middle Class were the first hardcore band or if Black Flag or Bad Brains were.) Their sound evolved from being a blistering, shouted, arty version of punk which would be extremely influential to the hardcore sound that would emerge in the years following their first release.

If you hear this band you would say 'Joy Divison has gone hardcore'.


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