Agnostic Front-“Police Violence”
As you guys know I am a scholar on hardcore punk, especially in the United States (see my popular paper https://www.academia.edu/3080250/The_Rage_and_the_Impact_An_Analysis_of_American_Hardcore_Punk for more). My all-time favorite hardcore band Agnostic Front is back with new music and they have a strong, fiery message. Lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about their new record The American Dream Died and the lead single “Police Violence”:
“We chose this title ’cause we want to open up people’s eyes to what’s going on in this country. We have a lot to say. Not everyone realizes that our government and the people who run this country are so corrupt, greedy and ruthless. We need to educate the ones we reach. We’re losing our values. We address real issues, from full-blown corruption and scandals to unjust police abuse and brutality. Everything we stood for as a country is going down the drain. But we still somewhat have our freedom of speech. We’re expressing it all through this record while we can.”
Hardcore punk in America is alive and well.