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Notes on pulling the sky gown – Strike Anywhere

Like Love Rain, Strike Anywhere seem clunky and uncool in reaching for an absoluteness of expression. Strike Anywhere is the Love Rain of hardcore. But if a band is to be political, why can’t they be as bare-faced, simple and cliched as this? Why can’t their reach be as mainstream as this? There is power in banality. There is power in ingenuous conviction, because what else is there? Irony and detachment and nothing. This band came to me at a very crucial moment in my my life, and i still very much like them. Their show at Penrith Panthers remains one of my favourites.

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