In honour of the fact that Bold are playing a comeback show in the US tonight & their bezzie mates Youth Of Today are reforming for shows later in the year I thought I’d drop a track from each in here.
Never got to see Youth Of Today but I saw Bold in Nottingham, then the (US) hardcore capital of the UK. The ‘scene’ was all centred around Selectadisc Record shop, sadly no more, elbowed out by fopp who foolishly decided to open a second record shop in a city only big enough for one. Cue war of attrition till Selectadisc went bust. Bold were really really good though, as these bands always are live.
Someone needs to get both back to the UK. Or I need to get out to the US. Or both. Yeaaah, both please.
Shout out to Revelation Records on their 25th anniversary too. It’s this event that’s bringing all these straight up, no messin’ hardcore bands back. Nuff respect to them. The label’s still going strong too, along with Discord & of course SST they’re one of the most important labels in my record collection.
So first Bold’s Talk Is Cheap:
Weirdly enough Nottingham was also the UK’s vegan capital at the time. Coincidence? I think so. It was where I became vegan f’sure. Because of that (and because it’s so good) it seems appropriate to pick the YOT track that put vegetarianism into straight edge hardcore: