"Mi g'wan mash up de town wit me mon WINSTON"
"DEREK...it's a mash up...oi!"
"isn't that JASON in the mosh pit?"
Polite violence enticed by sound
A living mass of mindless pain
Shoved out only to push in again
Lost in the moment, forget who you are
Lost in the music, hear only the guitar
Bass line drumming in your ears so loud
See the vibrations more then you hear the sound
Bash and clang of the drums echoes in your mind
Give in to the violent motions you’re sure you can find
Kick, push, punch, scream, and shove
An unbridled expression of hate and love
Move with the crowd that surrounds
Shoved down towards the shaking ground
Groans of joy escape a smiling face
Hauled back up to keep with the pace
Sweat and blood mixed and shared
The gift of being unprepared
A moan escapes from exhausted lips
The crowd freezes and the mood dips
Limping away with a scream for the band
You just moshed, and you can barely stand
2. I got knocked down in the middle of the pit and I got the shit kicked out of me. Kick ass!
2. Dude i broke my nose in the pits yesterday. IT WAS AWSOME!
the word originated in New York in the early 80s. The previous word for the dance was "slam". The origin is probably Yiddish, as is "mish-mosh" - something all mixed up. It was a specific New York Hardcore variation on slamming which went in a circle (usually counter-clockwise with the stage as 12:00). There was a variation to slower, chuggy music called the creepy-crawly. It may have been Jimmy Gestapo (Murphy's Law) himself who coined the word