Rites of Spring - Deeper Than Inside
The band that basically single handedly started the original wave of emocore bands. If you think you know what that word means, you probably don’t and need to listen to this fucking band.
Yes, Rites of Spring formed by Minor Threat fan Guy Picciotto - who would latter be in Fugazi with Rites of Spring drummer Brendan Canty & IanMc Kaye - is responsible for the birth of emotional hardcore or emo (I think emocore is the ugliest word). Even if of course there was emotion in hardcore before, I think it was more focused on anger & rebellion rather than sadness, ill-being & expressing your own feelings and that would become the difference between emo and traditional hardcore (also the reason why some stupid straight-edge so called tough guys would call it “gay”).
The numerous bands formed in the wake of Rites of Spring - Embrace (w/ MacKaye), Gray Matter, Dag Nasty… - would lead to what is now called Revolution Summer in 1985, definitely launching the emo genre. Too bad most people today think emo is some shitty whining pop or some german band for teenage girls thanks to the fuckers from MTV, although it’s their loss. Check the online emo bible aka fourfa.com if you wanna know more on “What the heck *is* emo anyway?”.
By the way this very important album has been remastered by Dischord and you can buy it on LP with a free MP3 download for 11 $ so what are you waiting for ?