In the late 1970s and early 1980s a group of bands and kids began something that grew into amovement. It would become a movement that would outlive many of their involvement in the music and the scene. Minor Threat wrote song “Straight Edge” in 1980 and a name was given to what would become a movement. The basic beliefs that drugs and alcohol were not needed and should be rejected. That one should live against the grain of popular society and live by rules and standards from themselves and not theones dictated by society. Influenced by Minor Threat and other Washington DC bands like the Teen Idles and SOA, the Boston bands SS Decontrol and DYS took the words to heart and expanded on them and expanding Straight Edge’spresence within the growing hardcore music genre.
Best old school Straight edge bands
Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band, formed in Washington, D.C. in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. The band was relatively short-lived, but had a strong influence on the hardcore punk scene, both stylistically and in establishing a “do it yourself” (DIY) ethic for music distributionand concert promotion. Members: Ian MacKaye, Brian Baker, Jeff Nelson, Lyle Preslar, Steve Hansgen
Gorilla Biscuits is a New York-based hardcore punk band consisting of Anthony “Civ” Civarelli, Walter Schreifels, Arthur Smilios, Alex Brown and Luke Abbey.7 Seconds7 Seconds is an American hardcore punk band from Reno, Nevada. Formed on January 17, 1980 by two sets of brothers; the Marvelli brothers, Kevin Seconds and Steve Youth in combination with the Borghino brothers, Tom Munist and Dim Menace.
Youth of Today
Youth of Today is an American hardcore punk band, initially active from 1985 to 1990 before reforming in 2010.Ten Yard Fight, Slapshot, Judge, Project-X, Straight Ahead, Turning Point, Chain of strength…
Best new Straight edge bands
Casey Jones was a straight edge hardcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band consisted ofmembers from Evergreen Terrace and Anchors Away. Former members: Josh James (vocals), Caleb James (drums), James Siboni – bass; EvanJudd (guitar), John Howard (guitar), Jason Southwell (guitar), Josh Smith (bass).Carry on, Give up the ghost, XFilesX, Vitamin X, Wasted Time, Soul Swallower, Monster X, RiteousJams, RAMBO, Outbreak, Internal Affairs…