9.27.2006

rites of spring... rites of passage

rites of spring
this is a fantastic album
they put on a fantastic show

in the capital of punk walking tour of DC one thing that the interviewees fail to make mention was that they were young
yes, they were doing some great stuff and great stuff was happening around them
but
so much of the energy that they were experiencing was the energy of youth

the punk to non-punk conflict is not dissimilar to the conflict that most adolescents have with other peer groups, authority, adults, and parents
and
the group house energy
well...
that same energy is not entirely off from what college kids go through or other group house dwellers in their early 20's (even if it is being expressed differently)

ah
youth

the dc music scene was a village with many camps
camps were broken up into many groups and subgroups
there were captains and kings of various camps
some were musicians
while others were fans
age often dictated the stratification
as did what high school someone attended
or
who your big brother or sister was
it was a fun time to grow up
but
I would like to think that all people think that they experienced a fun time to grow up
or
maybe a post adolescent may want to boast that their experience was the hardest


2 comments:

gwadzilla said...

rites of spring had amazing energy live

saw them a number of times at Food for Thought
then at the Wilson Center
and who knows where else

I think that Rites of Spring may have been the first band to fit under the EMO-CORE label

but
I could be wrong

gwadzilla said...

this album need to be brought back to surface

there are not that many DC HARDCORE/DISCHORD albums that I took from the vynyl to the cd

Rites of Spring made that transition
as did Minor Threat
heck
the Sex Pistols and the Clash may not have transitioned from records to cds in my collection