What has the internet done for old school punx from the 80’s? It’s given us a chance to see each in a way that we couldn’t back in the day! In the 80’s, it was all about face to face contact, fanzines and illegal calling cards to stay abreast of what was happening in the global scene. The pictures in zines sucked for the most part because they were xeroxed copies, and we had to search hard to find the new bands that were coming out. Actually, MRR was one thing that helped connect the global community, because they gave us access to punk from all over the world. Fast forward to 2015, and now the internet rules, and has given birth to one my favorite instagrams: HARDCORE Old School, which is full of never before seen photos from the 80’s…have a look below and get lost in a blast from the past!
CRO MAGS PIC MURRAY BOWLES
Social Distortion 1985
FANG 1983 PIC by Murray Bowles
Suicidal Tendencies 1987 in Germany
Upright Citzens live at CBGB´s New York 28.06.1985
Social Distortion Mike Ness #DennisDanell — withMike Ness.
The Faith, 1983 (photo by Jim Saah)
Black Flag, photo by Vern Evans
Amebix Official ROB MILLER
Youth Of Today [Official] Photo: Ian Lawton – Liverpool / ENG
SS DECONTROL (SSD)
BL’AST! Santa Cruz Skateboards Poster 1985 With Rob Roskopp SCS pro skater. (Courtesy Steve Lima)
Verbal Abuse at John Barley’s in Vancouver – Oct 1985
The Accüsed 15.12.88 Villingen-Schwenningen, photo by Tom Münch
Die Kreuzen, James Madison Park
CHRIST ON PARADE, photo by Kent Jolly
Dead Kennedys @Stanley Greene Pic.
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
G.B.H. Photo by Fer Youz
Henry Rollins — with Bundu Pandu.
Youth Of Today [Official] Porcell and Richie Birkenhead
Descendents Photo Naomi Petersen.
Attitude Adjustment at Ruhtie´s Inn, Berkeley, CA, photo provided by Kent Jolly
H.D.Q. photo by Anne Ullrich #UKHC
Welcome to Venice tour -1985
Gary Floyd (Dicks), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Randy Biscuit (Big Boys)
Epe/Kaaos and Jonsson/Anti-Cimex discussing stuff in Vaasa,Finland 1985, Manne/Disarm in the background(with scarf)
#HENRYROLLINS & Edward Colver
The Adolescents Rikk Agnew & Tony Cadena
Agnostic Front Freddy Madball
Agnostic Front pic #bjpapa
MinorThreat hanging out at Tesco Vee’s (meatmen) house 1982. Ian / Tesco / Jeff / brian / Lyle.
Dave Insurgent Reagan Youth
Jos Houtveen LÄRM, 08.11.1986 at Bauplatz Venlo, Holland
Useless Pieces of Shit (UPS)