Nardcore. What is it? What was it? Where is it?
So many questions. And not a whole lot of answers. Oxnard. Hardcore.
NARD+CORE=Nardcore. Im not sure who thought up the term
Nardcore and I would venture to think that there would be more
than one person in Ventura County who would take credit for
coming up with the name. I dont think its that important.
History would say that some of the earlier Nardcore bands like
Agression, Dr. Know, and Ill Repute, and Stalag 13 were all
from Oxnard. But the scene wasnt restricted to just Oxnard.
Earlier punk bands like the Rotters and the Assault were from
Ventura. Later, there were just as many or more bands from other
county cities like Camarillo, Ventura, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula,
etc. For quite a while these bands existed without any real
unity. No real togetherness. And it would be pretentious to
say that 60 Miles North brought these bands together and helped
form the scene. Either the "scene" was going to eventually
happen and it was pure coincidence or 60 Miles North just came
along at the right time to be a catalyst in bringing the Nardcores
together. Nardcore thrived in the 80s and continues on.
60 Miles North is just a memory. Is the Nardcore scene still
alive? Lets hope so.
what is nardcore