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Emerging in the early 1980s, hardcore punk championed independent thought and a fuck-you attitude - all with a fierce "Do-It-Yourself" aesthetic. More than just loud, fast music driven by primal aggression, bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag helped launch an underground social movement that tapped into the disaffection of misfit kids who came of age in the Reagan era. Filmmaker Paul Rachman and writer Steven Blush capture the spirit of this subculture with their documentary, American Hardcore, and Rhino Records delivers the hard-hitting soundtrack. AMERICAN HARDCORE -THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN PUNK ROCK (1980-1986) - MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK will be available as a download at all digital retail outlets on September 26. The soundtrack will then be released at all physical retail outlets and at on October 10 for a suggested retail price of $15.98.

Inspired by his book American Hardcore: A Tribal History, writer and producer Steven Blush teamed with director Paul Rachman for the documentary, American Hardcore -THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN PUNK ROCK (1980-1986). The film is being distributed through Sony Pictures Classics and opens in New York on September 22, Los Angeles and Irvine on September 29, and nationwide on October 13. Combining interviews and performance footage, the film reinvents the explosive energy of the movement while simultaneously suggesting how the music can only be read against the restrictive, repressive social consciousness of American life during "the Reagan years" - a political climate eerily reminiscent of today's. For more information on the film visit

True to hardcore's lean form, the soundtrack features 26 tracks and clocks in at a dizzying 37 minutes. The album contains music featured in the film recorded by the subculture's pioneers from different scenes across the country. The Washington D.C. scene is represented with icons Bad Brains and Minor Threat; the Cro-Mags rep the New York scene; and the Boston scene is showcased with tracks from Jerry's Kids, Gang Green, and SS Decontrol. The West Coast scenes in Southern California (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Adolescents), Northern California (DRI, Flipper) and the Pacific Northwest (D.O.A.) are all represented as well. American Hardcore also spotlights other influential songs and artists such as "I Remember" by MDC (aka Million Dead Cops), "Bad Attitude" by Articles Of Faith, "Think For Me" by Die Kreuzen, "My Minds Diseased" by Battalion Of Saints and "I Hate Sports" by 7 Seconds.

Track Listing:

1. "Nervous Breakdown" - Black Flag

2. "Out Of Vogue" - Middle Class

3. "Pay To Cum" - Bad Brains

4. "Fucked Up Ronnie" - D.O.A.

5. "Red Tape" - Circle Jerks

6. "Filler" - Minor Threat

7. "I Remember" - MDC

8. "Nic Fit" - Untouchables

9. "Kill A Commie" - Gang Green

10. "Boston Not L.A." - The Freeze

11. "Straight Jacket" - Jerry's Kids

12. "Boiling Point" - SS Decontrol

13. "Who Are You?/Time To Die" - Void

14. "Came Without Warning" - Scream

15. "Friend Or Foe" - Negative Approach

16. "Bad Attitude" - Articles Of Faith

17. "Think For Me" - Die Kreuzen

18. "My Minds Diseased" - Battalion Of Saints

19. "I Hate Sports" - 7 Seconds

20. "Brickwall" - Big Boys

21. "I Was A Teenage Fuckup" - Really Red

22. "I Hate Children" - Adolescents

23. "Enemy For Life" - YDI

24. "Runnin' Around" - D.R.I.

25. "Don't Tread On Me" - Cro-Mags

26. "Ha Ha Ha" - Flipper