So, yesterday at 4pm I was interviewed by my new friend, Ibrahim from the University of Bristol in the U.K., about Christian hardcore music. He is currently working on a dissertation on the Sociology of Christian Punk. His research is funded by the University and will lead to a series of articles on the subject matter, as well a book published in the near future on the material he gathers that is already had interest expressed in by a few American publishing houses. I, obviously, was interviewed regarding Christian hardcore, but we also covered the topics of: the hardcore scene in general, the Christian hardcore scene (past and present), Christian hardcore music, hardcore music, straight edge, and even the roles females have played in the hardcore and Christian scenes. It was pretty awesome. I will be reviewing the transcript of the interview within the next couple days. I am currently assisting him in gathering those who I believe have been prominent members of the Christian hardcore scene so that not only will his research be accurate, but a future book on the subject could be as rad as possible. I will keep everyone posted in the future. Meanwhile, there are some things I plan to post on the blog; including some old Tooth & Nail, Facedown, and other labels' compilations; as well as some scans of zines, memorable album artwork, and old live pictures of bands.
Christian hardcore rules.