Monday, August 24, 2009

Metal Inquisition guest appearances on X Stuck In The Past X and Hipster Runoff

Metal Inquisition made two appearances on the internets over the weekend. We are thrilled to be part of two of the finest blogs on the planet and contribute to the blogosphere/memescape. One thing I did not think about was the non-compete clause in our contract with Red Flag Media, the parent corporation that owns Metal Inquisition and Decibel. I am a little scared that we will be receiving a threatening phone call from their legal counsel, but oh well... what's done is done, fuck it!

I am Carles. I am a tatbro. I work in a conservative office environment.
Hipster Runoff makes me giggle like a schoolgirl and it is fair to say that HRO is my biggest influence as a writer/blogger/personal brand. If you are an HRO fan you probably noticed that I stole his idea for "Bands To Watch" when I wrote about Corn and Biohazard, and it is likely that I will steal more ideas from HRO in the future. Needless to say, I was beyond thrilled to see my photo on HRO in this post:
Do u think that I can get sued 4 ‘discrimination’ if the IAMCARLES brand doesn’t provide long sleeve products for ‘bros with tat sleeves who need to work in conservative office environments?

Worried abt my brand–might not be ‘universal’ enough.

http://www.iamcarles.com

Read more at Hipster Runoff

***


All she wants to do is mosh

One of my other favorite blogs is X Stuck In The Past X, which is about the strange and wonderful world of 90s hardcore. We were honored to contribute a guest post in which we shared 5 Things I Miss About 90s Hardcore. For example:
2. Backpacks, JNCOs, sweater vests, and other fashion disasters
Sometimes you don't realize how absurd something is until you try to articulate it. For example, a while ago I was trying to explain 90s hardcore fashion to this 23 year-old hipster girl I was dating and the ridiculousness of it all hit me harder than the xbreakdownsx on the Green Rage 7". She listens to electro and Animal Collective so it was a bit hard for her to grasp: "I don't get it," she said, "Why did you guys wear Tommy Hilfiger? I thought you were like punk or whatever. My dad wears that stuff." I did not have a good answer for her, nor could I explain why Kurt Catalyst wore a backpack while onstage singing for Birthright (Catalyst records deserves a while thread of its own; that label's quality control practices are so atrocious it makes Back Ta Basics look like Rick Rubin's hit factory).
Read more at X Stuck In The Past X

29 comments:

  1. I found HRO in the lists of links on Metal Inquisition and it's very good. And yeah, I noticed the Biohazard and Corn pieces after the hootie and the blowfish one, which I found hilarious, since H and the B was an atrocious band that I truly hated when was famous. How the hell did they do it? They sucked! But I was surprised that the people that comment in that blog didn't like that piece.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, sorry, should I have said "First", like people in HRO does??? Is that a sign of being an altbro?? or a bro?? or just an idiot???

    ReplyDelete
  3. Misfits, I think it is being an ironic idiot!

    HRO is my favorite blog ever, possibly my favorite thing on the planet as a whole!

    ReplyDelete
  4. does this make me cool by association?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for letting me know about your piece on 90ties hardcore. So funny because it's true.
    What people actually carried in their backpacks will remain one of the grand mysteries of 90ties hardcore ... (eerie strings)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sarge, you hit one out of the park with the 90s hardcore piece. Honestly.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Amazingly, only a few members of the No Fun Club TM have registered complaints over the guest post. The Feedjit live traffic feed is seriously blowing up at the moment with 25 to 30 hits a minute coming in from the likes of twitter, the b9board, and others.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sarge!
    that 90's hardcore piece is so amazing and totally right on. I remember all of that stuff!

    i used to call Kurt "Cattle-tits" instead of Catalyst.

    Also, about Brothers Keeper...they are no where near as funny as the Sumthin' Ta Prove demo tape. Next to Rob R Rock, that is the most hilarious/worst!

    ReplyDelete
  9. yeah! i'm a regular reader of stuck in the past....awesome post. btw savage, some dude from brother's keeper has a blog called coregasm. he put their entire discography up for free download....goldmine.

    ReplyDelete
  10. he put their entire discography up for free download....goldmine.

    Shitmine.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Did anyone actually involved in hardcore, or over the age of 15, consider that stuff "hardcore", though? There was some good hardcore in that decade (Bastard, Death Side, No Comment, ABC Diabolo, Left For Dead, Poison Idea, Born Against, Gauze) but I always just considered all that backpack faggotry shitty vegan metal.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Simon's right about the music, but the attitude was pure hardcore; the No Fun Club had its roots is stuff like 7Seconds stopping any time there was a fight on the floor or the overall preachiness of 80s straight edge/posicore. The music, like crust, might sound metal but most metalheads couldn't have cared less.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Simon, you are clearly old and in the No Fun Club. Disembodied and Overcast were/are hardcore and were/are fucking awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Disembodied? I liked them too, but you have to admit that they pretty much copied Korn's guitar sound.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm pretty sure that Disembodied started just before the first Korn record even came out.
    Also, if you want to label Left For Dead as such a great hardcore band from the 90s (I do as well), some credence has to be lent to the fact that LFD contained members of "shitty vegan metal" bands like Chokehold and Burst of Silence.
    Oh, and Coregasm rules. EMS is still a rad guy, and actually just put out my band's 7".

    ReplyDelete
  16. Left For Dead is a good example of a phenomenon that needs a post on SITP (which I may write if you are down, Justin)- "SXE Punx." Usually it was clueless punk kids that claimed edge (but did it all wrong), but in the case of LFD it was the opposite: clueless edge kids trying to be punk (and doing it all wrong).

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sarge, did you write the article on Hipster Runoff? I read it twice and didn't understand any of it.

    ReplyDelete
  18. No, I don't write HRO, he just used my photo. HRO isn't for everybody but I love it more than life itself!

    ReplyDelete
  19. As a metalhead who witnessed the 90s hardcore explosion, I enjoyed the look back at this horrible phenomenon--laughing because it's mostly all over now. Then I checked out HRO. Now, at 36, I'm probably just way to0 old, but I found the site to be almost totally incomprehensible. I don't know if the blog writer is a member of Gen Y or not, but the seemingly ADHD style it's laid out in seem to suggest such a thing. Anyone else supremely confounded by HRO?

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have never read HRO, but im assuming if its that confusing and you "dont get it", they would label you a poseur.

    Disembodied and Overcast were not hardcore bands...they were Moshcore. I think there's a huge difference, but hey I wear "shirts with stretched out necks" and "i like the demo better" so what the hell do i know?

    ReplyDelete
  21. HRO is essentially a joke that, as my friend once said, "makes fun of people who think listening to music is an accomplishment." Specifically, hipsters who are into electro, indie rock, etc. It's much like Metal Inquisition in that he mocks and worships at the same time, the difference being that he uses a more affected tone when he writes. It's all a big sarcastic joke with like 900 layers of irony, basically.

    Read http://hroexegesis.com if you are REALLY interested!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Did this post make anyone else feel confused and angry?

    ReplyDelete
  23. sarge, I get HRO but there are far less layers of irony than you suggested. I checked and there is only the normal amount of hipster irony, which is a very self-conscious and insecure branch on the big irony tree. it is usually just a layer thicker than naked self-conscious shame about the life one leads and what is made 'important' in that life i.e. filling it with popculture junk. it's like a constant masking of the feeling of guilt that fleeing from sincerity brings. which btw is a big reason why today's generation random is so fucking useless at changing the world for the better. they live in Baudrillards hyperreality bubbles and swarm from empty hip reference to empty hip reference. I has a sad nao :( d'you see?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fair enough. But as far as I'm concerned it doesn't get any funnier than posts like "Have y'all heard The Postal Servvy?" Now that's genius!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Sgt D: no one that actually says things like "claim edge" knows shit about punk, hardcore, straight edge or anything other than the freeze-dried Victory Records fascimiles sold to credulous hairfarmers back in the Dark Ages of the '90s. And your take on LFD is, unsuprisingly, entirely wrong, although I don't have time to get into that here.

    ReplyDelete
  26. LOL @ Simon! You must be in the No Fun Club.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Good post. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Always i appreciate your post . Great thanks .

    ReplyDelete