Fuck yeah, this band!

Would love to see this reunion show.

Would love to see this reunion show.

Finally, after years of searching, it is now in my collection. This is the only actual release that I know of (besides their inclusion on the Silence Is Guilty compilation 7”) of old Adelaide Straight-Edge band, PRICE OF SILENCE. This 10” was released on the singer’s old label, Spiral Objective. I missed this when it was first released in 1996 and have searched it out ever since. Today I found it for $10 and I am pretty damn happy about it. Awesome score!

Finally, after years of searching, it is now in my collection. This is the only actual release that I know of (besides their inclusion on the Silence Is Guilty compilation 7”) of old Adelaide Straight-Edge band, PRICE OF SILENCE. This 10” was released on the singer’s old label, Spiral Objective. I missed this when it was first released in 1996 and have searched it out ever since. Today I found it for $10 and I am pretty damn happy about it. Awesome score!

My INSIDE OUT EP Signed by Zach De La Rocha. Met him at the Big Day Out and he was so surprised when I asked him if he could sign this CD. He was surprised that I was a fan (being that I am an Aussie and imported independently released records were harder to come by back then) and said it was the first time he was ever asked to sign a INSIDE OUT CD. We then chatted for about half an hour about straight edge hardcore. I asked him if he was still SXE to which he said he was but didn’t believe the way the term was used then was the same way it was used when he was in this band but he still believed in the ideals and still chose a substance free life. I wasn’t that surprised really. If you read the booklet in the first RATM album, it says something along the lines of Ian Mackaye being their spiritual influence or something like that. A lot of people never realised Zach was edge. Surprise surprise!
 
My INSIDE OUT EP Signed by Zach De La Rocha. Met him at the Big Day Out and he was so surprised when I asked him if he could sign this CD. He was surprised that I was a fan (being that I am an Aussie and imported independently released records were harder to come by back then) and said it was the first time he was ever asked to sign a INSIDE OUT CD. We then chatted for about half an hour about straight edge hardcore. I asked him if he was still SXE to which he said he was but didn’t believe the way the term was used then was the same way it was used when he was in this band but he still believed in the ideals and still chose a substance free life. I wasn’t that surprised really. If you read the booklet in the first RATM album, it says something along the lines of Ian Mackaye being their spiritual influence or something like that. A lot of people never realised Zach was edge. Surprise surprise!

 

Found these 3 issues of a Straight Edge newsletter from the mid-90’s tonight while cleaning up. Had no idea I even still had these.

Found these 3 issues of a Straight Edge newsletter from the mid-90’s tonight while cleaning up. Had no idea I even still had these.

NATIONS ON FIRE - “Nothing But Fire” (2000)

In 2002, I was in Belgium on tour with Marky Ramone & The Speedkings and on one of my days off, my friend, Nick Cooper (Speedkings vocalist), took me to the warehouse of Goodlife Records. While there, I met Edward who was the owner of Goodlife Records. He was also a member of Nations On Fire and he gave me this record as a gift. I was amazed. He also gave me a Nations On Fire LP as well which I was super happy with. This band kicked ass! 

Walk Proud - “RIP” 

Found this in Japan for 300 yen. Didn’t even know they did an album as I only had the 7” EP. This isn’t bad. From 1990. Great drummer.

Walk Proud - “RIP”

Found this in Japan for 300 yen. Didn’t even know they did an album as I only had the 7” EP. This isn’t bad. From 1990. Great drummer.

Need to see this.

Now playing:

CHAIN OF STRENGTH - The One Thing That Still Holds True

Revelation Records

Now playing:

CHAIN OF STRENGTH - The One Thing That Still Holds True

Revelation Records

HAVE HEART - “The Things We Carry”

HAVE HEART - “The Things We Carry”

Fans of hardcore music, turn this up… LOUD!

Toe To Toe were not a straight-edge hardcore band but they sure sounded like one. This band kick fucking ass! (say that last part in your best Joey DeMaio voice and it sounds so much better)

Found this years ago for $1. It’s on green vinyl too. SCORE!
Dinosaur Jr covered this tune, believe it or not.

Found this years ago for $1. It’s on green vinyl too. SCORE!

Dinosaur Jr covered this tune, believe it or not.

Old school straight edge band. I have this one 3 track 7” called One More Time which is killer. Anyone know of any other tracks?

Old school straight edge band. I have this one 3 track 7” called One More Time which is killer. Anyone know of any other tracks?

Me with long hair wearing a JAWBREAKER shirt in my old band UNDERTONE. This band was pretty rad but short lived. People dug it though. I will have to upload the demo sometime.

An old friend of mine went to a straight edge show in the USA and bought this cos she thought it was so ridiculous. She then decided I needed it. When I received it, I laughed. How could you not? Of course, some got offended. I wore it on stage once as a joke and these 2 girls got heaps pissed off about it. I told them it’s a joke. They failed to see the humour and said to me “but I know people who don’t drink who sleep around too!” well DUH!

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An old friend of mine went to a straight edge show in the USA and bought this cos she thought it was so ridiculous. She then decided I needed it. When I received it, I laughed. How could you not? Of course, some got offended. I wore it on stage once as a joke and these 2 girls got heaps pissed off about it. I told them it’s a joke. They failed to see the humour and said to me “but I know people who don’t drink who sleep around too!” well DUH!

The commentaries portrayed on said threads are not representative of the person who posted this photo.