Judge backstage at City Gardens, Photo: Ken Salerno
Judge's classic EP opener "Fed Up" takes the cake, but I think it is interesting to note that it was also the first song choice listed in the poll, and I'm sure that had something to do with some of the votes it got. Considering that "In My Way" has a less pissed off sounding title but far more pissed off lyrics, with lines like "Those drugs are gonna kill you, if I don't get to you first," it's interesting that Fed Up was the clear winner and "In My Way" grabbed only a few votes. But as far as we can see it, if your choice was between these two, there are no losers.
Perhaps the ultimate straight edge anthem, "Straight Edge Revenge" took a predictable second place to Judge. Don't get us wrong, it's a true SE anthem and pissed enough, but the seriousness of PX has been brought into question over the years. Judge on the other hand...well that is no laughing matter.
Whether you were straight edge in the past or straight edge in the present, there is no denying the sheer brutal honesty and power of JUDGE lyrics. It can be a an uphill battle if you fall outside the social structure that involves drinking or even recreational drug use, but if you ever need some lyrics to help cement your feelings, having Mike Ferraro's words handy is probably your best bet. "I'll try to keep my cool..." -Gordo DCXX
Judge - "Fed Up" : 142
Project X - Straight Edge Revenge" : 99
Minor Threat - "Straight Edge" : 32
SSD - "Get It Away" : 30
Judge - "In My Way" : 28
Chorus Of Disapproval - "No Part" : 27
Youth Of Today - "We Just Might" : 23
Slap Shot - "In Your Face" : 22
Uniform Choice - "Straight And Alert" : 18
Monday, December 1, 2008
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