GLEN E. FRIEDMAN, 1983
The journey through the roots of American Hardcore moves eastwards. We stop in Washington, D.C.
Defenders of the Straight Edge movement, superheroes with an X drawn on the hands. The Minor Threat.
This photo, still taken by the almighty Glen E. Friedman, appeared on the cover of their posthumous EP, titled Salad Days. I grew up with this image and the first notes of this record.
The band had already broken up, leaving us this image that I associate involuntarily to a sense of sadness and regret.
The end of something you’ve believed in is always accompanied by sad images.