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Playlist: US hardcore Primer

March 2013

These bands could be your life! Stream a playlist based on Peter Shapiro's breakdown of the precision-drilled punk songs that came out of America's underground in the early 1980s.

"Thousands of spasmodic hate-fuck orgasmic epiphanies to furious guitars and hyper-speed drums, US Hardcore was the perfect riposte to the Stepford Wives suburbs..." writes Peter Shapiro in his Primer on US hardcore, from this month's magazine (The Wire 349).

This 27 track, hour-long playlist includes Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Void, Stains, The Dicks, The Fix, 7 Seconds and others. Stream the Primer's accompanying playlist above, or over on YouTube.

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