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Solid mail day to come home to! Thanks @andyx76 for being so rad! #warzone #warzoneweekend #raybeez

"Don't forget the struggle, Don't forget the streets" - Raybeez #rip #warzone #raybeez #nyc #les #lowereastsidecrew 🙌🏻

"Don't forget the struggle, Don't forget the streets, Don't forget your roots...and Don't Sell Out!" #warzone #raybeez #ratcorpse

#fbf 20 years ago. Warzone @ The Hi-pointe. Yes, that's me wearing a green sweater in the pit. @24hr_revenge x'd up on the left. #raybeez #warzone #nyhc

All you kids out there, always keep the faith!! #raybeez #warzone #RIP

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"Don't forget the struggle, Don't forget the streets" - Raybeez #rip #warzone #raybeez #nyc #les #lowereastsidecrew 🙌🏻

My buddy @randallsunderwood was the man behind the lens for some iconic #nyhc photos from the early to mid 80's capturing glimpses of our #hardcorescene on #thelowereastside #lowereastside of #nyc and his photos can be seen in some classic records #unitedblood by #agnosticfront #loudandclear by #theabused and the #causeforalarm ep we will be displaying them in our store for viewing #punkrock #independentrecordstore #oncewewerewarriors #warzone #alphabetcity #oldschoolhardcore #raybeez #badbrains

Alright, I've got a serious entry for #WarzoneWednesday. After seeing (for the first time in my life) the liner notes for the original "Lower East Side" EP the other day, I learned that in 1987 #Raybeez was living at 72 Seaman in Inwood - right around the corner from where I live now! (At least, he was taking personal mail there, so maybe family?) Swung by his old building yesterday while running errands. Don't forget the struggle, don't forget the streets - specifically Seaman Ave! #inwoodnyc #uptown #warzone #nyhc #hardcorepunk #nychistory #newyorkmusic #city #citylife #cityphotography #urban #urbanlife #urbanphotography #newyorklife #instacity #instanyc

WARZONE
"Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets" (1987)
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The unexpected young death of #Raybeez 20 years ago (1997) was the buzz on the scene when I started coming around seriously that year. It was extra meaningful at such a time to be getting into the classic #NYHC of #Warzone. Finally, all these years later, @revelationrecords has allowed us to stop digging for our old Another Planet CDs and crossing our fingers for an affordable vinyl copy of this essential record. And what better label to do it than the one that, as a young second-generation New York startup in 1987, was the first to release Warzone on record? It's tough to believe, looking back, that this was their comeback - by this time they had already come and gone as an early New York band, leaving behind only a farewell 7" on Rev that in no way predicts the awesome power of this throttling record. A true bastion of the #hardcorepunk spirit, who embraced the entirety of the scene across its aisles, Raybeez's passionate integrity and streetwise realizations set the tone for this celebratory missive against the culture industry, affirming the uncooptable value of hardcore punk as a living art and social world. It's an absolutely perfect document of what makes hardcore great and such an inspiration. Fittingly, it's tough, heavy, punk, and positive all at once - such was the integrative ethos of these OGs, who were joining with the new kids of the late '80s to revitalize the music and the scene. Drawing the strings of its history together and empowering it to speak anew, hardcore came roaring into a new era with this LP. Desert island core; it's got at least two personal anthems - "Crazy But Not Insane" and "In the Mirror" - that inspire me as much today as they did when I was 15.
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BONUS SHOT: According to the "Lower East Side" EP liner notes, Ray was living in Inwood around the time, right around the corner from my place. I took a shot of his old building while on a walk yesterday.
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Pressing: 2016 Revelation, blue marble
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#warzone #revelationrecords #hardcorerecords #hardcorevinyl #warzonewednesday

Oi! Oi! Oi! REBELS TILL WE DIE 👊💥👊. @wulftags67 and @twistedtags13 are the rebels responsible for the copper work 🤘. Warzone mentality for tonight. Definitely miss this era of the Victory Years 😩. Such a great hardcore label that went to 💩. I still recall the 5 dollar Victory Style cds. I owe it those cds for finding out about bands like Refused, Strife, and many others. #Warzone #RebelsTilWeDie #TheVictoryYears #NYHC #NewYorkHardcore #HxC #Oi #Skinhead #StreetPunk #Raybeez

Warzone cassette tape Open Your Eyes#NYHC#Raybeez

All you kids out there, always keep the faith!! #raybeez #warzone #RIP

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