There was a time when hardcore was more than music, it was a movement. Anyone, regardless of how well they could play an instrument could express themselves musically in ways too agressive, too brutal and in most circumstances too honest for even edgy mainstream music. It was a time when bands were willing to push the envelope while breaking all the rules, and didn't let the fact that they had to do it all by themselves stop them. True hardcore is an unstopable messege, totally seperate from the countless trends (from Bleached hair to Girl Jeans) that have come and gone. It's going to a show with 9 kids or 1000 kids who are perfect strangers or your best friends, and knowing that everyone in the room with a soul is compelled with the same unmatched intensity, to "think how they want to think", to "do what they know is right" to "be what they want to be" and never let anyone even think they can stop them.

I think over the years we've all gotten spoiled to the point where we don't care about much more than what we have, how many "babes we can slay" (if you're a dude) and above all else, our social status. People get so caught up in that shit that they can't undertand the value of something that doesn't provide any material benefit or make them appear special in whatever way, yet it has the capacity to empower every kid to live life to the fullest, be his/herself and have a shit-ton of fun in the process.
I think it's unfortunate that people these days pick out all the trappings of hardcore, the fashion trends, the image (there are tons of images) and limit hardcore to just that, since it suits their superficial way that they approach the world. It makes about as much sense as taking the pickles off of a big mac and calling them hamburgers (i mean if you really like pickles.) I hope this definition helps people reexamine the way they think about hardcore, and spread the word to people who don't know any better.
Raechel Hutto is Pretty damn Hardcore
by Matt Moore June 25, 2006
When one takes an already dangerous activity to an illogical extreme, often ignoring danger, pain and the potential for marked agony.
When Laura overshot that jump by 5 feet and smashed into that tree with her shoulder it was fucking hardcore. I would have her children even though I'm sure she would mercilessly beat me.
by xthagx June 01, 2007
1.) a musical genre, the in-between of punk and metal. Hardcore is NOT the music of the pig squealing myspace whores with scene haircuts, though many believe it to be so. Hardcore music typically consists of simple power chords repeated in variations, simple yet loud drums, and a vocalist yelling, not screaming, about either how straight-edge he is, or how straight-edge he isnt. hardcore is NOT abreviated "hxc" and is not spelt hardxcore. Hardcore fans typically wear camo shorts or tight black pants, black shirts of their favorite bands or funny things (like the "spread the joy" shirt from locoroco, not a "how to win at videogames" shirt you bought at hot topic while you were buying your sister new make-up to replace all the eyeliner you stole from her), and occasionally a bandanna around their head, not their neck, and PUMA, NIKE, ADDIDAS, or VANS shoes. Hardcore fans do not wear suits or ties, do not cross-dress, and do not think its cool to kiss guys, even if they're anti-homophobic.

2.) an adjective to describe something done that most people do not have the balls to do.
1.) "Mickeys crew is a hardcore band"

2.) peeing on your friend's sister because she stole your money, windmill kicking your refridgerator open so hard that the container of milk flies out of the door-shelf and into your hand, then ripping the lid off with your teeth and downing all 2 gallons in a single sitting just so that your little brother won't have any milk for his cereal when he wakes up.
by krevin April 23, 2007
Type of punk rock that relies on heavy, rapid-fire delivery.
The Dead Kennedy's IN GOD WE TRUST, INC. EP relies mostly on old hardcore riffs rather than the snazzy hooks the band is best known for.
by Sooper! June 09, 2002
A style of rock that originated as a variation of punk rock in the late 70s/early 80s. This variation was a harder, heavier version of punk. It is a largely underground genre of rock. Most of the greatest hardcore bands were in the mid-80s.
Rise Against is an example of modern hardcore, whereas Atreyu is mistakenly labelled hardcore.

Black Flag was one of the first hardcore bands.
by HrdCrBss June 19, 2005
Hardcore is a term used to justify some dislike. This term is often used by those who are not "hardcore" but want others to believe they are. Bands are often critized for being "not hardcore" because they are vastly more successful than the people bitching about them.
Steve: That band sucks ass they arn't even hardcore.
Brian: Your just pissed cuz they don't live in their parents basement anymore...like some people i know. (looks at Steve and winks)
by kainatav November 19, 2007
a convict who looks like a gay pornstar version of mario
oi hardcore, stop doing the plumbing and start fucking luigi
by deborah 69 March 26, 2011
In simple terms, Batman. Batman rules. He defines hardcore.
"That is so hardcore, it's like being Batman!"
by exesandohs October 10, 2006

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