American Hardcore

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American Hardcore

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American Hardcore, 1978-1990.

This exhibition hosted at The Vinyl Factory, Chelsea from 11 April to 4 May 2013 brought together 50 American Hardcore records spanning the apex of the genre from the late 70s up to the 90s.

The  collection showcases the subtle shifts and changes, and finally the  overall unification of what began as a disparate musical style that  developed into a rigid set of fixed codes, sounds, and political  beliefs. From the raw stripped down sounds of Black Flag to the  spasmodic reggae influenced Bad Brains, Hardcore emerged as a  puritanical suburban rely to the decadence of big city Punk Rock outfits  such as the Ramones or the New York Dolls.

Popping up in small  West Coast communities like Hermosa Beach, Oxnard and San Pedro and  simultaneously in East Coast cities such as Washington DC and Boston the  Hardcore movement was obsessively local, yet at the same time extremely  far reaching due to the punishing tour schedules bands would put  themselves through.

The collection of 50 seven-inch singles will be for sale as a  framed artwork from the gallery. In addition, The Vinyl Factory has  created this commemorative publication and this limited edition screen print.

* A1 Screen Print, printed silver and black
* Signed and numbered by the artist Toby Mott
* Limited edition of 100