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80’s Hardcore Footage Battle Royal! Battalion of Saints vs. Minor Threat

Some of the biggest punk shows during the 80’s were held at the Olympic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA and were promoted by Goldenvoice. On the flipside, the Family, which was the Circle One crew, put on rad shows out in Pico Rivera at the Roller Rink. When I think back to all of the insane nights I spent at these spots as a young teen, my mind spins with excitement! Now it’s time to peep Battalion of Saints wreck shop at the Olympic Auditorium, and witness Minor Threat rip shit up at the T-Bird Roller Rink…For all the old heads reading this, share your favorite memories from back in the day. For all of the young heads reading this, you should know that thousands of kids would travel far and wide to be a part of the Hardcore that we all love! The spirit of punk has not died, it’s just beating in new hearts and is full of new blood!

Battalion of Saints

Minor Threat


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  1. CountSebastian Bloodcastle

    February 14, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I fucking hate “v.s.” questions. They’re punk bands not one off comics

  2. Samuel Carter

    February 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Reiss Dawson Al Mackay bit o’ you lads

  3. Joe Townsend

    February 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    The thing I hate about punk & hardcore or basically any underground music is the instinctive need to champion the lesser known band to sound more well versed. I love B.O.T but if you can even put them in the same league as M.T. You’re fooling you and only you. Songs like ” Seein’ Red”,”In My Eyes”, “Guilty of Being White”, “Little Friend” & “It Follows” murder anything Battalion of Saints wrote.

  4. Gordon Douglas Ison

    February 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Battalion all the way

  5. Alejandro Aguilar

    February 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    A zillion kids have x´s on their hands but tons more have beer cans in their hands, fighting boys

  6. Ian K Jay

    February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I prefer battalion of saints but minor threat is undoubtedly more influential. I wish more people would acknowledge BoS though!

  7. Terry Funkenheimer

    February 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Who cares? The are both great.

  8. Alejandro Aguilar

    February 13, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Battalion would beat up minor threat.

  9. Alex Wizo

    February 13, 2015 at 4:59 am

    hahah no offense dude, but Minor Threat are by far the most influential band in punk hardcore ever dunno if you noticed the zillion of kids going around with a X painted on their hands….

  10. Wildan Kilsta

    February 13, 2015 at 4:13 am


  11. Steve Millender

    February 13, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Battalion of Saints wins !!!!!!!!! They are still around and playing , I’m trying at this very moment to get them to do a Tour Of Texas in Aug 2015. Mouse

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