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Friday, November 9, 2007

“The Glorious Pile-On”

posted by on November 9 at 10:28 AM

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.

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Posted by danmohr | November 9, 2007 12:58 PM

Say what you will about Sick of It All, but at least they never turned into a shitty metal band like DRI did.

Posted by bunnypuncher | November 9, 2007 4:02 PM

— Oh, how I love my Sick Of It All tattoo from 1990 and you, JZ.

: )

Posted by Aaron Edge | November 9, 2007 4:08 PM


Posted by matt | November 10, 2007 12:31 AM

I saw that Sick Of It All video on Beavis & Butthead when I was a young teen, and I remember B&B doing their own titled dance moves. It was pretty hilarious.

Posted by Benji | November 12, 2007 9:36 AM

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