Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Hardcore Architecture' art project highlights four MI punk bands

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:52 AM

The premise is elegant and the tumblr well done, so totally check out the site Hardcore Architecture, if you haven't already. The title of the project is a bit misleading, in that maybe half of these bands aren't hardcore. Pussy Galore, Broken Talent and the Honeymoon Killers, for instance, often played at pretty slow tempos and would never be considered hardcore. But, anyway!

What you're looking at is a selection of addresses from records and tapes submitted for review to MRR in the punk fanzine's 1980s heyday. Those addresses are then accessed now, and screengrabs from Google Maps are posted alongside quotes of the reviews for said tapes and records. The project was undertaken by Marc Fisher of the excellent Public Collectors site/publishing enterprise, who themselves have done some pretty nifty 'zines. 

Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Band addresses are discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published from 1982-89 in the fanzine MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL (MRR). Google Street View is used to capture photos of the homes. Street names and numbers are removed to respect the privacy of people currently living at these addresses. 

(NOTE: We couldn't embed the Tumblr links here so basically we recreated them. Toledo punk bands were often lumped in with Detroit ones, so that's why I included Majority of One.)

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 21, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation