From the Archives

Rules of the Tribe: Hardcore Punks and Hair Metal in the 1980s
By Chris A. Smith

In 1983, the English punk band Discharge toured the U.S. with a new, glammier style and spandex pants. The fans hated it so much that their disastrous show in San Francisco left the lead singer in tears. But was it their fault—or the fault of an audience that wanted punk trapped in amber?

Originally Appeared in… Out Loud Volume 1. Issue 3. July 2013

About The Appendix

The Appendix was founded in late 2012 as a quarterly journal of experimental and narrative history, soliciting articles from historians, writers, and artists committed to good storytelling, with an eye for the strange and a suspicion of both jargon and traditional narratives.

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