As a now old guy who saw No Trend then and remembers singer Jeff stopping by my college radio station, not sure I buy this theory ( and I kinda liked No Trend) --
Instead, all of those old punk songs from the ’80s about corporate control, ecological ruin, government malfeasance and the stupid arrogance of American exceptionalism began to sound like prophecies come true. The youthful indignation at the heart of the music was still pumping as hot as ever, but now it sounded wise, too. Maybe hardcore wasn’t a reaction to the times. Maybe it was a warning.
Either way, we should have been paying closer attention to No Trend, a band of outsiders from the bucolic Maryland exurbs who wrote scathing songs about the poison clouds they saw gathering on the horizon.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 24 May 2020 05:41 (one month ago) link
high-speed American punk made famous by Bad Brains, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Hüsker Dü, Die Kreuzen, the Dead Kennedys
― circa1916, Sunday, 24 May 2020 09:41 (one month ago) link
they've always been on the A-list, speaking as someone who was there The MRR review of tgr debut was literally just Tim Y saying THIS IS FUCKING GREAT over and over
― sleeve, Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:42 (one month ago) link