dB post-Christmas hangover content: Win ‘We Got Power’

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: contest, featured On: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012


Ah, to be a metalhead on the biggest holiday of the year. We’re imagining that you got a new fleece from Eddie Bauer instead of the rare Xasthur LP you hoped would end up under the tree. Your incontinent grandpa is still asleep on the couch. You are now hiding in your room scanning metal blogs.

Lucky you. We’ve teamed up with our good friends at Bazillion Points to give away two copies of We Got Power!, a collection of the crucial 80s fanzine convering Southern California hardcore founded by David Markey and best friend Jordan Schwartz.

Like much of what Bazillion publishes it’s part work of art and part extreme music history lesson. The hardbound book features 400 first-generation L.A. hardcore punk photographs and complete color reprints of the fanzine, in addition to essays by hardcore luminaries (if such a thing exists).

We have two copies for the best two answers to this seemingly simply question:

What is the essential Southern California hardcore album?

Answers are due by January 14, 2013 to accomodate folks who are still on vacation. Please post responses in the comment section and then post a link to the contest on Facebook and Twitter if you fancy social media. Happy Holidays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626799246 Brian C Brehmer

    damaged…black flag

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.walker.73700 Ryan Walker

    I’d have to go With Black Flag’s collection- “everything went black” 2xLP- this is THE template for socal hardcore. It influenced everyone.

  • Spencer Cantley

    I agree with Damaged, But I’ll add Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables By The Dead Kennedys.

  • Sal Chicho

    Spencer is disqualified for not reading the question properly and/or not knowing that San Francisco is not in Southern California.

    • Sal Chicho

      The answer is Suicidal Tendencies “Suicidal Tendencies”.

  • Kevin Dredge

    Descendents – Milo Goes To College.

  • Conan Troutman

    Bad Religion – Into The Unknown.

    What’s more punk than wearing your ’70s rock influences on your sleeve at the height of hardcore’s glory days?

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.aaron.9 Scott Aaron

    circle jerks- group sex

  • Jensen

    Fear – The Record

  • Frédéric Noiseux

    Descendents – Milo goes to college

    • Kevin Dredge

      I was first!

  • Ann

    The Vandals-Peace thru Vandalism

  • Jay

    Dr. Know, Plug-In Jesus. Fist Fun, baby, right up yr ass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julio-Cesar-Magalhaes/1255977768 Julio Cesar Magalhaes

    The Germs – GI
    Not only SC greatest hc album, but most of what punk is about turned in vinyl – youth, hopelessness, poetry, bad sex, worse jobs, reaching musical perfection by the total inability of playing an instrument, being ready to live and die for one’s dream. what more can we ask for that Darby already didn’t gave us?

  • Nevin

    yup. got to be The Germs – “GI”. every so-cal hardcore record that came out in the ensuing years sounds at least a little like it. legendary.

  • JT

    If we are going for the “metal connection” then probably D.R.I.’s Crossover. A punk band that then toured with straight metal bands? Big ups there.