Sunday, August 26, 2012
OK, folks. I grew up in a suburb of
Los Angeles called .
California Oxnard is an interesting
place there are parts of it that are worse than parts of Los Angeles
Proper. I grew up in one of the rougher neighborhoods, and area now referred to as the Rio Lindo District. Oxnard
also has some of the most affluent people living there too, especially on the
coast. I am a bit of a Music Geek, but I
did not know my hometown had its own Punk Movement. That Movement is called Nardcore of all
things. The bands from this movement
include Doctor Know, Aggression, Ill Repute, False Confession, Habeas Corpus,
RKL and Scared Straight.
The Kicker to this is where in
the Movement was based. That is the
affluent neighborhoods of
and Silver Strand. This was in the
Early Eighties when I was in Junior and Senior High School. The Original Punk movement in Oxnard Shores New
York was a Starving Artistic Movement and its
successor the London Punk movement was about rebelling against the upper
classes and government. The Nardcore
were rich kids most of them Skater or Surf Punks. Not much to rebel against, except for the
size of their allowance and non locals at their beaches.
I knew of these guys, but due to my economics situation I could not relate. When I did get into punk from
Southern California it was X, Suicidal
Tendencies, Bad Religion and Social Distortion.
These bands talked of similar struggles as I saw growing up. Except for
X and Suicidal Tendencies I did not get into Punk till I was in College. In Oxnard
I was into Hard rock and Heavy Metal.
Punk was expensive because most of it was new stuff you would have to
buy and sometimes you had to hunt down a record store that carried them. That was due to the fact they were on minor
labels. The kids in my neighborhood
would tape copies of their albums and tapes and trade them for ones they did
not have. Most of the Punk kids I knew
in Oxnard bought all their albums
So in the late Eighties I discover Punk and its various movements. I love the stuff it was nothing like what I experienced with privileged Punks in
Oxnard. Later about a few years ago I discover that
Nardcore existed. I look up the bands
and they are bands that all the guys who used to hassle me in high school listened
to, especially the guys from the Shore and the Strand. I have tried to listen to them, but I still
cannot get past the socio-economic differences and my history. That is just me. This Is My Not So Humble Opinion.