Filed under: NYHC
Major Conflict - Self Titled EP (silent scream records) ‘83
This is The Sound of NYHC in 1983: Teenagers.
We took our father’s overcoats and painted NO EDGE on them
Flannel shirts or pajama top. Jeans and combat boot.
We hung out on the Lower East Side before it became the Upper East Side,
at CBGB’s before it became a brand of t-shirt
and we were bridge and tunnel before even that too became cool.
We helped Major Conflict carry their equipment in shopping carts, and on the subway,
because cars were not an option.
And this was when no one would even consider watching MTV or listening to
the radio. How could you? Why would you! how could you afford it!!!!! Did it exist?
Would you believe me if I told you people still talk about that show at the Ravenswood Projects?
Who played that show? The Mob? Urban Waste? The Psychos? Armed CItizens?
How many of us were really there?
How many of us are still around?
Does anyone else remember it like I do?
I can go on and on about how things were bettter in the old days, but why bother?
I’ll let the new jacks do it for me.
I’ll let them write about it, sing about it, and even dress the part.
If you were there for this, then this goes out to you.
Get the re-issue of all the Major Conflict music from Mad At The World Records