History Of Straight Edge
In the midst of the drug-infested punk rock underground scene of Washington, D.C. in the early 1980?s, a band called ?Minor Threat? emerged. They would prove to be a great threat to the drug world. the lead singer, Ian MacKaye, would start a revolution that is still present to this day. The revolution would be coined ?Straight Edge? by the song Minor Threat composed of the same name. The whole idea of straight edge would be to lead a clean lifestyle of no drugs, no drinking alcohol, and no sex without love.
In the 12 years since the expiration of Minor Threat, the ideas of straight edge are still going strong in today?s punk scene and beyond. The key to the growing of the revolution is young men and women?s disgust with society?s ailments. Even though the original beliefs are still strong, the modern hard-core straight edge person is a vegetarian the abstains from caffeine and takes an interest in both political and environmental issues.
As straight edge was reaching its apex in the mid 1980?s, it was also reaching a level of extreme hostility. The reason is was being fought against was because
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