Friday, December 12, 2008

Start Today

Don't act like you didn't love this album back in '89 when it dropped. With its ice cream truck-looking graphics and its goofy lyrics about "the scene" and "what's in your heart," I can understand why you might want to disregard Start Today as part of the fabric of your being, but fuck that weak shit. Put this on and remember what it was like to be 16 and so fucking sure you know everything there is to know and your feelings mattered and all that bullshit.

28 comments:

Cursed Rabbit said...

Yeah, this is great. Talk about an air-guitar album...Also, I love the song about respecting your pets!

Dwight said...

aw man! This is so long ago! Thanx

theheft said...

Oh man this rules. Jesus fucking Christ this is so fucking good. Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

benjamin said...

Check this out courtesy of the Hardcore Archeologist (http://hardcorearchaeologist.blogspot.com).

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRYMXSW6

This is really good stuff, sure Start Today is unbelievable, but it is awesome to hear some different vocals and lyrics. Much better than Walter Sings the Hits...

Aesop said...

XCOOLX

brandi said...

Awww... this brings me back and makes me want to go to a hardcore matinee at CB's.

RSS said...

I've loved this since Day 1. As fucking lame as it sounds it really pulls me out of a bad mood too, and is actually one of my favorite records to get high to. Fuck the haters. This was when hardcore was about actually being positive instead of just talking about it.

ifdead said...

This makes me feel old. Thanks.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Lets quit today. Smoking. Hell no!

I will listen to this one tonight, because I love it and its been a year or so (probably lost the last download of this I got, whatever).

Aesop said...

ironically, "biscuits" is what me and my friends called pills back in the day.

nickabe57 said...

I dont think im too embarrassed to say that instead of this album, when i was sixteen, I rocked the shit out of screeching weasel and the queers. hey, they sang about drinking cheap beer in their moms basement. had alot more in common with that than being straight edge. but then again im from oklahoma.

cdg said...

Oh man, this was the first vinyl I ever bought. I still have it somewhere. Great record.

TMM said...

I was just thinking about how i hadn't heard this in years when i was at work this morning. Of course I was 9 when it came out and didn't hear it until 4 years late.......

cultureshot66 said...

They just played Sydney- it sold out. I didn't make it and wasn't eva a big fan- no doubting there influence tho!

Aesop said...

Wow, I bet they don't jump as high anymore.

brandi said...

if Iain feels old, you and I are fucking ANCIENT, dude. I just listened to Youth of Today in honor of your post. It's not as good as I thought it was when I was 15.

RyGar said...

Aesop, not sure if you've been to www.pissinapod.com but they've got a grip of Rudimentary Peni bootlegs. I wet myself with joy when I found them.

Anonymous said...

ok...

my gb ended w/ the demo. i'm sure ya' can find it on the interwebs if ya haven't heard it by now... caught them many times @ cb's sunday matinees.

but...

by the release of this album i over the youth crew scene. on to greener pastures/the core had gotten soft kinda thing. well, more like a sXe jock-o-gap clothes, krishna bead wearing wannabe's >> DO NOT WANT << to be exact.

what had the potential to be inclusive, radical, & revolutionary had become pretty formulaic, clicky & just way too violent to support. (while it predates the late 80's nyhc scene, the big boy's damage 43, is a SPOT on critique.)

i know everybody's history differs & kids who 1st heard this album when they were like 14 (ever seen the double cross blog?) think this record rules, these were the halcyon days of hardcore, blah, blah, blah...

whatever... that's just nostalgia talking...

-jeff

Chris said...

I got this during my tape trading days in the late 80's early 90's. It can't have been out long. If I remember correctly Biohazard's first one and The Melvins - Ozma were also on that particular tape.

BLASTBEATS FOR FREEDOM WEBZINE said...

Best straightedge hardcore record EVER!!!

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

Aesop, I ain't done yet! next on the list might be "fucktard" and till then I'll continue to spread the "ass-candle" gospel!

awesome post b.t.w. and in case you liked the alternative version I might have a better rip of it (if it didn't die with my hd).

Aesop said...

"Fucktard" is quite popular in the US, as well ass "jagoff" which is making a comeback. "Douche bag" and "Asshat" are overused, Ass Candle is a nice break from it.

Anonymous said...

Missing Track 11

Anonymous said...

"ironically, "biscuits" is what me and my friends called pills back in the day.'

We call pills biccies still, different country though.

Devil Dick said...

fuck all that N.Y. XXX shit...

do a post on NJ's greatest drug core bands like mental abuse and lethal agression...

RagnarR said...

It's true the band's name is a variation for "ape shit" or what NYC people were then calling 'ludes. I'm still wondering if they're the only SxE band to ever be named after a drug.

Re: the reunion shows, I recently heard at a few of the recent shows, Civ sang from a teleprompter. Sad! Still, this is a fuckin' classic, hella posi in the best way.

e normous said...

Thanks, never heard this one before. It's actually quite good...I'm a bit surprised, I thought it'd be fairly "light" given how much flak these guys get. Stuff like "New Direction" is hardly light. Are their lyrics the only reason they get mocked so much?

Anonymous said...

Heroin, from San Diego wasn't technically sXe but kinda, I think. they were definitely named after a drug though.

ouchee:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2100/2201330611_ffca83c3e8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/NJX/starttoessmall.jpg