Sunday, 16 May 2010

Judge - Bringin' It Down (1989)

from Last fm:

New York City (1987 – present)
Judge was a New York City hardcore band, formed in 1987 by Youth of Today guitarist John ‘Porcell’ Porcelly and former Death Before Dishonor/Youth of Today drummer Mike ‘Judge’ Ferraro.

"The band received lots of criticism due to their militant straight edge lyrics, especially from fanzines like San Francisco’s Maximum Rock’N’Roll. The militant lyrics were a conscious move on the band’s part, as they were sick of seeing bands like Youth of Today, who in reality had a very positive message, get slagged for being too militant. So they decided to give the nay-sayers exactly what they wanted - the most militant straight edge band imaginable. And with lyrics like “those drugs are gonna kill you, if i don’t get you first”, they certainly proved provocavtive to those negative to the straight edge movement. Mike Judge has later on admitted that provocation was an important aim for the band."