Video “The Glorious Pile-On”
posted by November 9 at 10:28 AMon
Somehow, the subject of hardcore dancing came up in conversation yesterday, perhaps because I was talking to our resident straight-edge/hardcore art director, Aaron Edge. I mentioned “Pickin’ Up Change,” and he was impressed. I mentioned this video for Sick of It All’s “Step Down,” and he was stumped.
My hardcore friends in high school hated the band, called them “Stuck Up Is All.” I never understood the politics—my friends were DRI fans (aha! that’s how Edge and I started talking about hardcore: there’s a piece of art in next week’s ish that resembles the DRI logo) who for reasons I don’t remember had a beef with the Sick of It All fans from another school. What I do remember is this video from a few years later, which spelled out a lot of the hardcore dance moves of the early ’90s.
They made fun of emo kids even back in ‘94!
Sick of It All missed “Grabbin’ the Golf Tee,” a goofy variation on “Pickin’ Up Change” that came from the Lookout! Records scene.
Hardcore: Still funny after all these years.