Dada: The First Hardcore Cross Ever!

June 29, 2010 at 04:26 1 comment


Merz Periodical. Kurt Schwitters. January 1923.

Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German painter who was born in Hanover, Germany. Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including Dada, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography and what came to be known as installation art. He is most famous for his collages, called Merz Pictures.


Poster Dada Matinée. Theo van Doesburg. January 1923. Print. 62 × 85 cm.

Theo van Doesburg (30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, practicing in painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.



First ever NYHC logo on the “Loud And Clear” 7 inch by The Abused, 1983.

Easily one of the best NYHC bands of all time. They were earlier so it’s before NY got that tougher metal influenced sound. The Abused were just too fucking fast and too fucking good. Kevin Crowly’s inimitable bark kicks in declaring things like “Won’t be pushed around no more, cause I know I’m not alone”. Dead serious and loud as fuck. “Loud and Clear” is one of the first pure hardcore records to come out of New York City, and also one of the first anywhere that was more Hardcore than Punk. In 1983 this was the new sound. The sound of the youth rising up. Any fan of hardcore should get this because it’s essential!!

Never following any known rules, Dada self-destructed when it was in danger of becoming “acceptable”.

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  • 1. Liz  |  November 4, 2011 at 19:34

    Are you sure Poster Dada Matinee is by Theo van Doesburg? It looks so much like Schwitters’ work. Thanks for posting in any case.

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