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#1 Old 08-15-2010, 01:08 AM
 
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So one of the media forms that exposed me to the necessity to change my lifestyle was music. Love it or hate it, punk rock can be an extremely profound music genre both lyrically and instrumentally. If you're a very shallow listener who likes poppy or catchy music, you may just think "it's emo" or "it's just screaming" but it has a lot more to offer. Anyways, I'd like to discuss Vegetarian or Vegan Punk bands. Here are some:

Aus-Rotten - http://www.myspace.com/ausxrotten
Citizen Fish - http://www.myspace.com/citizenfishofficial
Fat Mike of NOFX - http://www.myspace.com/nofx
Joey Ramone of the Ramones - http://www.myspace.com/ramones
Mick Jones of the Clash - http://www.myspace.com/theclash
Cro-Mags - http://www.myspace.com/xcroxmagsx
Flux of Pink Indians - http://www.myspace.com/neusmell
Ian Mackaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat - http://www.myspace.com/fugazidischord, http://www.myspace.com/minorthreattribute
Millions of Dead Cops - http://www.myspace.com/mdc
Propagandhi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_CjK-yY2WM, http://www.myspace.com/propagandhi
Whorehouse of Representatives - http://www.myspace.com/whorehouseofreps
Toby Morse of H20 - http://www.myspace.com/h2ofamily
every member of Earth Crisis - http://www.myspace.com/earthcrisis
Aaron Bedard and Aaron Dalbec of BANE - http://www.myspace.com/banecentral
Several members of Shai Hulud - http://www.myspace.com/profoundhatred
I'm pretty sure more than one member of Comeback Kid - http://www.myspace.com/comebackkid
Someone told me one of the singers of Set Your Goals was veg now - http://www.myspace.com/setyourgoals
Ian Grushka of New Found Glory and the International Superheroes of Hardcore (where he appears as Sergeant Soy) - http://www.myspace.com/newfoundglory http://www.myspace.com/international...roesofhardcore
Bill Muir of xTillIDiex - http://www.myspace.com/xtillidiexjapan
Jeanie of Gather - http://www.myspace.com/gather
Civ from Gorilla Biscuits - http://www.myspace.com/gorillabiscuits (my personal favorite. I start every mix tape with New Direction)
Goldfinger - http://www.myspace.com/goldfinger
Youth of Today - http://www.myspace.com/xxxyouthoftodayxxx

There are others I'm unsure of as well. Some bands are environmentally aware, so it would lead me to think they're vegetarian as well but I'm not positive.

 

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#2 Old 08-15-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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Define punk please. Would you count hardcore as punk too? You listed Ian Mackaye and I would consider him a father of modern hardcore.


Toby Morse of H20 - http://www.myspace.com/h2ofamily
every member of Earth Crisis - http://www.myspace.com/earthcrisis
Aaron Bedard and Aaron Dalbec of BANE - http://www.myspace.com/banecentral
Several members of Shai Hulud - http://www.myspace.com/profoundhatred
I'm pretty sure more than one member of Comeback Kid - http://www.myspace.com/comebackkid
Someone told me one of the singers of Set Your Goals was veg now - http://www.myspace.com/setyourgoals
Ian Grushka of New Found Glory and the International Superheroes of Hardcore (where he appears as Sergeant Soy) - http://www.myspace.com/newfoundglory http://www.myspace.com/international...roesofhardcore
Bill Muir of xTillIDiex http://www.myspace.com/xtillidiexjapan
Jeanie of Gather http://www.myspace.com/gather
Civ from Gorilla Biscuits http://www.myspace.com/gorillabiscuits (my personal favorite. I start every mix tape with New Direction)



Some of these groups lean way more towards a metal sound but still are considered part of the punk hardcore scene by many and promote punk sensibilities so I decide to count them as punk bands through a very liberal definition of the word.

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#3 Old 08-15-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Whorehouse of Representatives;

Gotta give props for the name, have to admit that.

"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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Forgot about Goldfinger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7I3PHqcy_o

And the classic video from 1988 by Youth of Today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFUqrzCZOuo

Lyrics:Meat eating flesh eating think about it
so callous to this crime we commit
always stuffing our face with no sympathy
what a selfish, hardened society so
No More
just looking out for myself
when the price paid is the life of something else,
No More
i won't participate
we've got the power we've got the might
to take whatever is in sight
not even worried, it's an unfair fight
well we've got a heart to tell us what's right
our numbers are doubling in 88
cause the people are starting to educate
themselves their friends and their families
and we'll have a more conscious society

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#5 Old 08-15-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Yeah Hardcore Punk is mainly what I listen to, but it can be any punk band. I don't know how I forgot about Youth of Today haha, just listened to them the other day.

 

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These are not all punk bands because the title also says "Artists"

Rise Against- vegans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN2FrUUq-zI
Quinn Allman of The Used is vegan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIMV3HHhcyI
Fiona Apple is vegan
Jason Schwartzman has a band Phantom Planet is also an actor and is vegan
Alanis Morissette is vegan

Another good Goldfinger message song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zVL9lDW7RE
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#7 Old 08-15-2010, 01:49 PM
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"it's just screaming"


That made me laugh.
A lot of SE bands (and in turn, many SE bands are veg*n, or have veg*ns) do sound like they're just screaming, and no matter how much I try, I just can not like them. But I try.

AFI is punk, well, punk rock now, I guess. Davey and Hunter are vegan, while Adam and Jade are vegetarian. I'll be willing to admit I like their newer stuff better, because it's easier on my ears. (I prefer quieter music in general)

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That made me laugh.
A lot of SE bands (and in turn, many SE bands are veg*n, or have veg*ns)

We tend to call this xVx.

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sound like they're just screaming, and no matter how much I try, I just can not like them. But I try.

It's definitely an acquired taste. You've got to feel the raw passion and emotion that goes into the music. If you didn't have a certain type of life growing up or a certain attitude presently you just won't feel this type of music. It's not meant to be pleasing to the ears in a traditional sense. It's much better to actually be there and feel the energy in the room. It's more about the community and the energy than the sound for a lot of the kids.




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AFI is punk, well, punk rock now, I guess. Davey and Hunter are vegan, while Adam and Jade are vegetarian. I'll be willing to admit I like their newer stuff better, because it's easier on my ears. (I prefer quieter music in general)


At least they're still representing a positive lifestyle despite the fact they've completely removed themselves from their roots. Davey still occasionally plays hardcore gigs, though. Here's one from last year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z1hYhrGdOc

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Good Clean Fun

i hear in my mind all of these voices
i hear in my mind all of these words
i hear in my mind all of this music
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Good Clean Fun


I love Good Clean Fun.

"Speaking for a species that can't speak
I'm talking about the slaughter of the innocent and the weak
I call it a crime and now it's time to make a change
You know we're ready to rearrange
I'm on one mission, to kill an old tradition
Make a meat-eater like a black and white television
It's time to take the dying out of what we eat
So get out of your seat
Because it's time to beat the meat "

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I love Good Clean Fun.

"Speaking for a species that can't speak
I'm talking about the slaughter of the innocent and the weak
I call it a crime and now it's time to make a change
You know we're ready to rearrange
I'm on one mission, to kill an old tradition
Make a meat-eater like a black and white television
It's time to take the dying out of what we eat
So get out of your seat
Because it's time to beat the meat "

Hi Please educate the elders here. The lyrics above, is that from a group "good clean fun"? or ? I know, duh, lol. Great lyrics or poem.

I love this punk and emo. These are real punks and real emo. I love a broad range of music, but the real passion in these singers' voices comes through really clear to me. It's deeply moving.

If anyone here knows where I can find the music of an Ontario Emo band who maybe 6 yrs back had no name, but the lead singer looks like Richard Simmons, so they were called the "not the Richard Simmons band" please let me know.

Great video posts, More amazing music to listen to

Good Emo, like punk can have even just "screaming" at parts, but it's meaningful. No taste adjustment required. Pure Passion. Thanks for posting these.

and I did not get the reference to xVx?
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NOFX- Eat The Meek

Why must we stay where we don't belong
Why must we stay where we don't belong

Because there's never gonna be enough space
So eat the meek, savor the taste
It's always gonna be a delicacy
Lick your chops and eat the meek

Why must we stay where we don't belong
Why must we stay where we don't belong, don't belong

The factory mass producing fear, bottled,
Capped, distributed near and far
Sold for a reasonable price
And the people, they love it, they feed it
Brush with it, bathe with it, breathe it
Inject it direct to the blood
It seems to be replacing love

Why must we stay where we don't belong
Why must we stay where we don't belong, don't belong

Because there's always gonna be token truth
Forgotten code discarded youth
You know there's always gonna be pedigree
One own the air one pay to breathe

Why must we stay where we don't belong
Why must we stay where we don't belong

Why must we stay where we don't belong, don't belong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDNNXLkV3Pw
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Hi Please educate the elders here. The lyrics above, is that from a group "good clean fun"? or ? I know, duh, lol. Great lyrics or poem.

Those are lyrics from the band Good Clean Fun. The song is called Beat The Meat. It's a hardcore punk song with a rap part at the end, and those lyrics are the rap. Good Clean Fun advocates an xVx lifestyle, which means The Vegan Straight Edge.

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I love this punk and emo. These are real punks and real emo. I love a broad range of music, but the real passion in these singers' voices comes through really clear to me. It's deeply moving.

I like sincere music. I shy away from top 40 music because just like the meat lifestyle it's something sold to us and we're expected to consume, but it doesn't have any sincerity or soul. I enjoy sincere music, whether it's punk, folk, country, whatever. As long as it's not something the radio shoves down my throat.



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and I did not get the reference to xVx?

It's a bit obscure. You'll notice I display it next to my name as well. It stands for the Vegan Straight Edge, a philosophy that gained a lot of popularity in the punk and hardcore scenes in the mid to late nineties but has since died down a bit. Adherents to the Vegan Straight Edge abstain from animal products, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, many forms of promiscuous sex and are usually political activists. The xVx is NOT to be confused with Hardline, a similar subculture which advocated violence and right wing politics. I represent the branch that's liberal and more intellectual.

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It's good to see some others into hardcore and punk here. Has anybody heard the 90s hardcore band from Tennessee called Raid?


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It's good to see some others into hardcore and punk here. Has anybody heard the 90s hardcore band from Tennessee called Raid?

I have, but I can't really say that I promote or particularly condone the ideologies of the hardline subsection of the vegan movement. These are people who oppose women's reproductive rights and are anti homosexuality. To me, punk shouldn't be about exclusion and hate like that.

But in a more positive direction - and still concerning vegan edge metalcore - I'm madly in love with the singer from this group:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZo4bOZf3B4


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Does history guide you, or do you set out to change it?
Breach not broken

**** your...
Skinned- alive designer wear
Fashion shades and salon hair
Heels to help where nature failed
Artificial teeth and nails

The wasp's nest expands

So clap your hands! It's her!
The one black woman who's success you don't credit to Affirmative Action
The way of the future is corporate sponsors raising your kids
Maternal love is nothing compared to what $7 gives
Put in, suck out plastic body parts
It's the ever-growing industry of cosmetic arts!
Bombarded with the idealized shots, dysmorphic, self-destructive plots

Physical flaws are a mental blank

So pay your surgeons
It’s your parents you should thank

[Chorus:]
These eyes are blind to several hundred left behind
(Lest we forget again)
But the border is breached but not broken
Who tries to find the several hundred left behind,
When the border is breached but not broken?

Go-existing in a twisted society
Where youth is a crime and wasteful sweat-shops expenditures are how luxury is defined
Now the KKK has found a new masquerade
**** your self-proclaimed supremacy
You hide your face and your shame!

Identify right and wrong when all fact is merely opinion
You cannot know the sweetness of victory without first dwelling in the agony of defeat


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Dead Silence - from Colorado - I think there are mp3s floating around out there
FUAL - Irish anarchopunks - the letters stand for Freedom Under Animal Liberation
Oi Polloi - Scottish

just throwin' out names of some of my late 80s/early 90s pro-critter faves

oh, and how could I forget Minneapolis' own leather wearing vegans (really) Destroy!

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I have, but I can't really say that I promote or particularly condone the ideologies of the hardline subsection of the vegan movement. These are people who oppose women's reproductive rights and are anti homosexuality. To me, punk shouldn't be about exclusion and hate like that.

But in a more positive direction - and still concerning vegan edge metalcore - I'm madly in love with the singer from this group:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZo4bOZf3B4

I do not personally have any problems with the hardline movement. I understand where the philosophies are coming from, and while they aren't entirely in line with my personal beliefs, I can relate to many of the bands and messages from that movement. I feel a stronger connection with many hardline bands than I do other popular areas of hardcore and most of the bands that are touring today.

I watched The Agonist when they were touring with Merauder, and while it's not my kind of music, I couldn't take my eyes off that girl. I didn't know they were vegan either, so they get a bit more respect for that.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RAQXg0IdfI
Joan Jett (vegan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YstHkdzl1ow
Bif Naked (raw vegan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JR7xeUE92w
Nellie Mckay (not punk, but awesome, vegan, animal rightsy)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIFO-QkRqRk
Michael Franti (reggae, vegetarian)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oms7rggJ0UY
Matisyahu (Jewish reggae, vegan)

Oh apparently Avril lavigne is vegan lol
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If you're a very shallow listener who likes poppy or catchy music

sounds to me like youve got a very narrow minded attitude to music listening.
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I do not personally have any problems with the hardline movement. I understand where the philosophies are coming from, and while they aren't entirely in line with my personal beliefs, I can relate to many of the bands and messages from that movement. I feel a stronger connection with many hardline bands than I do other popular areas of hardcore and most of the bands that are touring today.

You don't have any problem with people who think homosexuals are sinful?

The only thing I appreciate about hard liners is that they're an example of the kind of vegan I strive not to be.

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One of the few AW/AR-themed punk songs that I actually like musically:

http://laverabestia.org/play.php?vid=1477

"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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And here's another:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoSR8VAt4O4

The part about vitamin pills is really goofy though.

"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vfC-NTt10Y


Toby Morse and his band H2O sing one of my favorite songs by this band.

One Life, One Chance isn't just a song but an outreach program to kids. Toby goes around and talks about how a drug, alcohol and tobacco free lifestyle which also includes veganism helps him stay focused and achieve his goals.


It works for Sea Shepherd activists, too! And this one dude named Davey that I hear some of you kids like.

PMA all day, baby.

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What about Davey Havok from AFI?

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