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Portraits of…American 80’s Hardcore Punk Culture

Would CVLT Nation be what it is without MRR? The answer is hell no! That zine changed changed my life and gave me information that I still use until this very day. Check out this portrait essay of 80’s American Hardcore. Looking at these pictures brings back many memories of friends that I have lost, but also of fun days that bled into nights! So journey with me down memory lane – I know it sounds corny, but this is just how I’m feeling today! R.I.P. DREW BERNSTEIN.

Photos from 80s hardcore punk photos

10364128_665052020241205_3672444789462210430_nRKL Rich Kids On LSD

10371404_666201723459568_648073104415637950_nMDC @ 1982

10338336_666716760074731_112972326348336675_nUnited Mutation

photo by Murray Bowles

10389983_670980216315052_6262728942542518284_nSeptic Death @ Cathay de Grande in L.A. March 1984


Minor Threat playing while Jimmy G of Murphy’s Law jumps off the PA

10394599_689101157836291_777720871255859542_nSiege @ 1984


Battalion Of Saints @ 1985

10553480_697636883649385_5675322993071493197_nChrist on Parade. Bradford, UK 1989
photo by Matt Broughton

10525786_699163436830063_5808238238329649063_nSeptic Death



10593051_705337689545971_6032815783838083768_nCabaret Metro Chicago March, 1988
with Martin [who would go on to form Los Crudos, Limp Wrist] and Dan and Brian, both of whom would later become members of Screeching Weasel…)
Photography: Jeffrey Jinx

10559750_708093959270344_9153522778447299873_nState Of Alert
Photo Tina Angelos

10002912_732164706863269_3249051439944614192_nCryptic Slaughter @ Fender’s Ballroom 1986

10374430_757120134367726_3026673117304959428_nADRENALIN O.D. @ Berkeley, Ca 1984

10411046_765706316842441_7688080562743426613_nICONOCLAST (California)


10848050_768533109893095_8915625088207517682_nCapitol Punishment @ Copenhagen Denmark 1987

10259773_769369329809473_8131212113047382099_nRobbie (Cause For Alarm), Rene (BGK), Alex (Agnostic Front, CFA)

10850083_771612786251794_3992302614364148878_nJello Biafra
Photo by Risto Eronen

1514584_772574246155648_3349037344749908913_nNegative Approach

1505516_778118332267906_7394372688403297643_nToxic Reasons @ Tucson 1984
photo Ed Arnaud

1908494_794770743935998_9134666894447598048_nNOTA at the Cain’s Ballroom 1983
Photo by Bruce Hendrickson

1924743_803001076446298_2988486282278029102_nUniform Choice @ 1985



11051960_826979154048490_640551437467695718_nHated Youth


11100231_846819065397832_5971299708180086973_nBattalion of Saints @ San Diego 1982

11156197_847145755365163_6132277124995111166_nChrist on Parade

11164814_850378178375254_5406447643369611935_nUrban Waste

11156275_854709384608800_638402479859770167_nSacred Denial

11013105_858778020868603_989975142853398338_nSuicidal Tendencies

11165284_858777997535272_5677525310380198952_nSuicidal Tendencies/Excel/Beowulf circa 1985

11263090_861195893960149_7844083676631230899_nVerbal Abuse

11667515_891056520974086_5299502133593080612_nYDI @ Love Hall Philadelphia New Years Eve 1984
Jack Brewer SACCHARINE TRUST. Elks Center Philadelphia 1982 with Black Flag and Autistic Behavior
Thanx Chuck Meehan
11873490_907746205971784_4507014921634487559_nTOXIC REASONS @ 1984 at the Narrowboat in Nottingham
photo by Jenny Plaits
ALL Photos Below are from DREWS Collection
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  1. Mark Hanford

    August 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    FYI, the 2nd photo of Septic Death is from the Moose Lodge, Boise ID, 1983

  2. Agostine Braga

    August 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Ítalo Lima, Helvécio Junior

  3. Olivier Püütz

    August 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Pask Armeliet! Look at this, dude!

  4. Phil Rapthor

    August 20, 2015 at 3:52 am


  5. Anthony Oxenbridge

    August 20, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Peter Worrall

  6. Choly Quispe

    August 20, 2015 at 12:52 am

    what a pics! Cryptic Slaughter… Scott Peterson

    • Scott Peterson

      August 20, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Nice!! Thanks Choly Quispe for letting me know about this! Killer pics and stoked that they shared a pic of us!! Cheers.

    • Choly Quispe

      August 20, 2015 at 10:06 am

      you are welcome Scott!!!! epic compilation…

  7. Brendan Morris

    August 20, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Timmy Polson

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