Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Apa maksud Straight Edge ?

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Ramai orang cakap yang Straight Edge ni satu community untuk orang jahat, ganas. Benarkah "statement itu" ? Sejauh manakah kebenaran itu ? Maybe "statement" dibawah akan menjadi jawapan itu. 

Dipetik dari : Straight Edge - Wikipedia.

What is the meaning of Straight Edge ?
Straight Edge refers to an existentialist subculture of hardcore punk, which was a direct reaction to the sexual revolution, hedonism, and excess associated with punk rock. In its simplest form, straight edge is a philosophy of staying clean and sober: meaning refraining from using alcoholtobacco, and any other recreational drugs. For some, this extends to not engaging in promiscuous sex, following a vegetarian or vegan diet, and not using caffeine or prescription drugs. The term was coined by the 1980s hardcore punk band Minor Threat in the song "Straight Edge".

William Tsitsos
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The History
William Tsitsos writes that Straight Edge has gone through three different eras since its creation in 1980. Associated with punk rock, the early years of the Straight Edge subculture are now called the old school era.

Minor Threat
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The X Symbol

The letter X is the most known symbol of Straight Edge, and is worn as a marking on the back of both hands, though it can be displayed on other body parts as well. Some followers of Straight Edge have also incorporated the symbol into clothing and pins. According to a series of interviews by journalist Michael Azerrad, the Straight Edge "X" can be traced to the Teen Idles' brief U.S. West Coast tour in 1980. The Teen Idles were scheduled to play at San Francisco's Mabuhay Gardens, but when the band arrived, club management discovered that the entire band was under the legal drinking age and therefore would be denied entry to the club. As a compromise, management marked each of the Idles' hands with a large black "X" as a warning to the club's staff not to serve alcohol to the band. Upon returning to Washington, D.C., the band suggested this same system to local clubs as a means to allow teenagers in to see musical performances without being served alcohol. The Teen Idles released a record in 1980 called Minor Disturbance with the cover shot being two hands with black X's on the back. The mark soon became associated with the Straight Edge lifestyle. In recent years, more venues and clubs have begun adopting this system.

A variation involving a trio of X's (XXX) is often used in show flyers and tattoos. Also, it can be a pun based on the fact that three X's are a cartoon way to signify alcohol or poison. The term is sometimes abbreviated by including an X with the abbreviation of the term "Straight Edge" to give "sXe". By analogy, hardcore punk is sometimes abbreviated to "hXc". The X symbol can be used as a way to signify a band or person is Straight Edge, by adding an 'x' to the front and back, for example, the band xDEATHSTARx.

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Note from me : aku cuba nak jadi seorang Straight Edge. stop smoking, do drugs, alcohol, and sex. tapi, masih tak mampu. dan aku akan terus mencuba, sebab Straight Edge Community mampu mengubah seseorang jadi seorang yang "bersih".


budakhitam said...

restraint straight edge ke? hmmm

xRaafikx said...

aku rasa lah. kalau salah, harap diampun. :D

syafiqxsaifullah said...

bila masa pulak restraint jadik sxe...

xRaafikx said...

oh, bukan ke ?

Anonymous said...

restraint bkn band SE... diorg smua merokok kalau tak silap hehehe.... SECOND COMBAT barulah SE..