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Hardcore: The Official Soundtrack to Nazi Ass Kicking

Real Talk: Nearly twice a day I fantasize about beating up Nazis.  I’m not talking Inglorious Bastards killing and scalping, I’m talking more along the lines of giving a good solid ass whooping to some white trash, swastika wearing douchebag, … Read More

By / April 27, 2010

Real Talk: Nearly twice a day I fantasize about beating up Nazis.  I’m not talking Inglorious Bastards killing and scalping, I’m talking more along the lines of giving a good solid ass whooping to some white trash, swastika wearing douchebag, then standing over his crushed body and laughing à la Zangief from Street Fighter 2.  The soundtrack to this dream beatdown is usually New York City Hardcore like Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, The Cro-Mags or Sheer Terror. Anybody who knows me can vouch that I’m a pacifist, but how incredibly awesome would it be to beat the tar out of a Nazi with any of the early Revelation Records singles playing in the background?  I guess you can ask the people that did it at a Murphy’s Law show the other night in Philadelphia:

"Three men who showed up in full Nazi regalia to a hardcore punk show at an Old City bar Friday night were attacked by as many as 50 people on the streets after leaving the venue, according to witnesses and club management."

 

As a youngster, I frequented my fair share of Murphy’s Law shows.  While I’ll admit they aren’t exactly the most highbrow of cultural affairs, I’m not really sure what kind of point you’d be making by dressing up in SS gear to go and mosh to a band whose greatest record is titled, Back With a Bong.  While you could argue that the bands lead singer’s nom de plume of "Jimmy Gestapo" might attract an audience of Fuhrer fanatics, I don’t think his very Jewish birth name of "Drescher" would be too popular among those three guys that are at home nursing their wounds.