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Minor Threat vs.Discharge

Discussion in 'Music, punk scene & subcultures' started by ralph nadir, May 14, 2014.

  1. ralph nadir

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    i know this thread title probably looks like flamebait/trollbait, im hoping it attracts views, haha

    of the two, which do y'all think has had more influence on contemporary punk? not only just in terms of musically, but lyrically, aesthetically, the way the bands functioned within a larger community, ethics, etc. not necessarily which one is better (apples to oranges, imo), but which of the two has had the most lasting impact on punk and hardcore.
     

  2. NoGodsNoMasters38

    NoGodsNoMasters38Experienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    Discharge
     
  3. Havran

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    I would also say Discharge, even if I don't like them and I don't know any of their songs :D
     
  4. Spike one of many

    Spike one of manyExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    LOL
     
  5. Mimsy89

    Mimsy89New Member New Member


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    Definitely Discharge

    For d-beat and the abundance of Dis-bands alone shows the impact they've made.

    Plus they're still going strong (a version of them at least) showing people how it's done
     
  6. deadzenmen

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    I don't know, it's a toss up. Clearly Discharge is more musically influential from inspiring D-Beat and Crust to virtually every metal band that mattered. But Minor Threat was one of the very first DIY type bands at least in the sense of breaking down the space between musician and fan, the realization that you didn't need much money to get albums out, setting up your own label, releasing other bands through it, etc... Maybe Minor Threat was more important on the small level, Discharge on the larger one - politically, their sound, and their overall influence over time. If I were trying to explain my worldview and could only bring one of these bands' albums in to highlight my point, Discharge for sure. Yet Minor Threat had an impressive community impact that can't be denied.
     
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  7. The Hat

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    I think both bands play on an even level field. I like both bands equally, although I'm NOT "Straight-Edge".
     
  8. Didz

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    Discharge
     
  9. FolkDevil

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    From my perspective, it's definitely Minor Threat, but I'm more into the straight edge hardcore scene than the crust scene, so on a site called anarcho-punk it makes sense that I'm in the minority. To me, this is like asking which film is more influential, Halloween or Animal House- they're two completely different genres, and depending on who you talk to, one is a classic that set the tone for everything which came after, and the other is entertaining but nothing special.
     
  10. 1xAntifa

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    Minor Threat or Discharge? Why choose, I've happily listened to both. I don't care for subdivisions, crust or straight edge, really.I prefer solidarity within the scene rather than pointless splintering. Both bands had their merits. Hear Nothing, Say Nothing was a classic lp and the collected work of Minor Threat that was released in the 90's was also great. Both were influential in their own way. I was really into Fugazi at the time as well. I really appreciated Dischord making sure the cost of their CD's was reasonable as well. In the beginning their CD's cost $35 Aus, they managed to get it down to $20. I kinda lost touch in the noughties, so I don't know what Ian Mackay has been up to since Fugazi. I should check out Wikipedia and find out.
     
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  11. punkmar77

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    Neither!
    Find new music, ya fokin' slackers!
     
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  12. The Hat

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    Last time I checked, Dischord Records basically keeps a large majority of their catalog in print for re-issue (Especially the Minor Threat collection), and a few years back Ian McKay became a father, and is not interested in doing anything musical.
     
  13. The Hat

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    You tell 'em!:thumbsup:
     

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