Straight Edge Lifestyles

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Intro

Straight edge, isn't necessarily a fetish, even though we've included it in that category, it is much more of a lifestyle choice. We have also included it in the music genre category, and the same could be said, Straight Edge isn't necessarily a music genre, but it did grow from the Punk/Rock/Hardcore scene.

It is a belief that humans should have strength, pride, dignity, honor, and self respect; that they shouldn't engage in activities that are a disgrace to their minds and bodies.

Minor Threat

It was first inspired by a song from the band Minor Threat during the early '80s, originating from one line in a 45 second song, "I've got the straight edge".

Some Bands

This is a list of bands who have been associated with the Straight Edge Lifestyles subculture, opinions will vary, not all of these bands have or had all straight edge members, and some of them stopped identifying as such at some point during their careers.

0-9

7 Seconds

A B C

Anti‐Flag

Ati's Warriors

Battery

Bold

Casey Jones

Chain of Strength

Crippled Youth

D E F G H

DYS

Eighteen Visions

Future Primitive

Good Clean Fun

Gorilla Biscuits

Grudge

H I J K L

Have Heart

Infest

Inside Out

Insted

Judge

Limp Wrist

M N P

Manliftingbanner

Minor Threat

Outspoken

Project X

Purified in Blood

Q R S

Rise Against

Side by Side

Slapshot

SSD

T U V

Ten Yard

Throwdown

Time Flies

Turning Point

Unbroken

Undertow

Uniform Choice

W X Y Z

Wide Awake

xBishopx

Xcrosscheckx

Youth of Today

Development

It grew out of Washington DC and was taken up to Boston by someone named Al Bareal.

Straight edge has three simple rules;-

  • No Drinking Alcohol
  • No Taking Drugs
  • No Smoking.

There is also "Hardline", which is similar to straight edge but with more rules;-

  • No Caffine
  • Be a vegetarian or vegan
  • No sex unless without procreation
  • No imported chocolate
  • No Pornography
  • No masterbating
  • These are just some of the other rules.

There are two types of straight edge lifestyles the positive an the militant. Boston is known for it's militant type edge, Boston Beatdown.

Straight Edge is considered to be a lifestyle, and not a label. Practitioners will tell you - There is no example either your straight edge or not.