Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Posted by xCHIPxSEM |
I remember hearing about this when it happened back in 1996. To be honest I dont know what caused it but at 1:38 in, you can see a kid in a green shirt jump onto the crowd and give the singer the finger (at least thats what it looks like) during the song "Pure Disgust". Mean Steve proceeds to come off stage after the kid and a riot erupts. On the Moo Cow Records site, Jim, the owner of Moo Cow, talks about selling his brand new copies of the New Day Rising/Despair split 7 inch and then having to shield them with his body so as to not to have any break.
Youre going to need to turn up your speakers cause the sound is a little low but theres loads of big jeans, big shirts, and bleached blond hair to give everyone a nice trip back in time.


35 comments:

xtitix said...

Hey I'd like to find the One life crew manifest do you have it? I'd like to read it once.

Thanks

marktheshark said...

My girlfriend punched the dude from OLC during that riot.

Anonymous said...

couple of things...

i was standing at the animal rights table with the guys from day of suffering when this happened. we were having a conversation with the roadie from bloodlet about this alleged cell phone he had that made free calls, when all hell broke loose. we started throwing water bottles from across the gym at the fight.

also, mean steve was quoted as saying "equal rights, equal fights" before punching a girl... at least that was the rumor.

oh, and i never found out about that cell phone because bloodlet refused to play their set.

Anonymous said...

Cleveland!

Dave said...

Riot? Rumble maybe...

POW/MIA Veteran's Benefit Show, Boston circa '92 or so.. now that was a riot!

rudiger said...

the first thing that sucked about this incident, was integ cutting their set short, with dwid saying "here's the one band speaking truths noone wants to hear". the second shitty thing was these fat right wing fucks playing the show without being booked. the good thing was that there was protest. i don't remember the name of the kid that gave fat steve the finger, but he was on the straightedge email list (1996 internets lol), which was quite a courageous thing, considering he was only like half the guys weight. to make it worse, bloodlet didn't play anymore. the upside were great sets by abnegation, day of suffering, new day rising and a bunch of others.

xtitix - xthierryx@hotmail.com said...

No one got the manifest so?

I'd like to read it really, I heard it countains homophobia and racist bullshit.

Anonymous said...

I was there. It wasn't a riot. Just OLC punching someone smaller than them, and it was Dwid who punched the girl. My dude got into a big argument with Dwid due to that...all he could say was "Don't you know who I am?" over and over. Fuck OLC! And fuck Dwid for ruining what minutes before was one of the best HC sets I'd ever seen. Integrity were my favorite band up until that point.

Kevin Sanders said...

I was at this fest and Tony Erba stole my girlfriends purse. Cleveland is a real shit hole.

tony erba said...

hey kevin sanders---eat my load. I 'stole your girlfriends purse'?? umm yeah sure.Was that before,after or during Wedge,Chard and I being unceremoniously thrown the fuck out of the hall by tough-guy goons for apparently wearing leather jackets (Wedge and I) and/or Chard being drunk at a SXE-oriented 'clevo' fest?
You're worse than just the typical opinionated internet bully--you're a complete fucking liar. The only thing you got right is that Cleveland's a shithole.
Hope you get rectal cancer,
Tony Erba
(playing 'Goin Thru Your Purse' by the Mentors as I type this)

Jacqui said...

I was there. A 19 years old girl from Detroit. After Dwid hit that girl up front, he started to make his way to the back of the hall. I confronted him with something like, "you like hitting girls? You want to hit me too?" He kept saying "get out of my face, little girl." The crowd around us got bigger, and someone started video taping. My blood was boiling, and he seemed pretty flustered. I kept getting in his face taunting him to punch me so that everyone could see the kind of person he is.

Anonymous said...

jacqui,
you're right about that..dwid is a bully and beats up on chicks almost exclusively. Piece of human garbage.

Anonymous said...

the day hardcore died

i remember the day i saw this record in the local shop in detroit. i read the lyrics of the song and saw the victory records logo and decided i was no longer a hardcore kid. victory was huge and so was the fest in cleveland. i don't know what that other dude means about them not being booked, it was the reason i didn't plan on going, they were clearly on the itinerary. as a young american indian who was always skeptical of the so called revolutionary politics of hardcore, this was the last straw. and worse, it set off a huge downward spiral of events such as loosing many friends and becoming disillusioned with life in general. what a waste of time. fuck you hardcore!!! fake white racist shit!

tony erba said...

Chard will not be forgotten!

Kevin Sanders said...

Tony Erba is a rapist, thief and a liar. He always pulls these cash scams on people to feed his drug addiction. hes nearing his 50s now and still trolls for teenage girls at Now Thats Class. He is clevelands biggest loser. Always name dropping other bands and even tells people he dates Gwen Stefani!!! hahaha he lives in a drug induced fantasy world. He stole my girlfriends purse at the show, she never had any sexual interest in him like he claims, he has always been a fat, doughy scumbag and always chasing the young tail. a pedophile doper and a poser punker. pathetic. He was straight edge now he pretends he was an original member of Crass. hes always asking for handouts and making everyone around him uncomfortable. Get a job Grandpa! and better yet, GET A LIFE AND STOP TROLLING THE PRE TEENS!!!

Anonymous said...

Integrity are losers! Aaron Melnick is playing bass in One Life Crew in that video and just goes to prove that cleveland is a shithole of racists and metal heads! knob gobbling shit talkers trying to laugh at Tony Erba for his true punk lifestyle are just aids ridden posers! Tony Erba lives his life like a real street punk you cant hate me for that! my band will always be remembered keep talking your shit gibroni

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony Erba, Kevin Sanders is right. sorry. go to your comments on hardcoreshowflyers.com, then explain what you posted about "trashing this rich chick's house in Hinckley, Frank and I looting the fuck out of her house, and calling a girlfriend in Alaska from said girl's house..." blah blah blah...dude, everyone knows that you are a liar as well as THE BIGGEST THIEF. luv, Clevo Hater.

Anonymous said...

Blaze from One Life Crew has cancer. I hope he dies a painful death.Just Desserts for a Polish prick who thinks he's Italian.Bye Bye cocksmooch.

\m/sebulba\m/ said...

John Lockjaw is now a born again and he has a christian hardcore band. Not all that different when you think about it. HA!

Anonymous said...

One Life Crew!!!
Cool still arguing i see?
Whats going on with the rumour about this new album in winter 2010?
BUY IT. lol
CRS, best hardcore album EVER!period.

Anonymous said...

The kid flipping off Steve was Rich Elrath. Last I knew he was promoting HC shows in Austin in the early 2000s.

JLJ does not have a Christian-core band right now. He had one in the early 2000s called Through it All or something like that. He started PC Death Squad in the late 2000s in San Diego. He currently lives in TX.

He was not in OLC at the time of this "riot."

Lord Hendo said...

I have the whole fest on VHS I got from one of the dudes in Harvest.

The Integ set was legendary, and the OLC set was just as good till the fight happened.

It was the fat dude in the plaid who said "equal rights equal hits"

One Life Crew ain't racists(maybe Tony Pines but he's a closet rat faggot anyway)

Just right wing american sXe'rs. Being against illigal immigration is not racist. I'm sure all of you have heard this before blah blah blah but at the end of the day just go and beat these guys down like DMS did. It's that easy.

One Life Crew was dope back then and their records stood the test of time as they are damm good hard core records.

By the way I always wondered who the cute girl on the side of the stage was, she was hella hot back then for a HC girl. Hopefully she's not too haggered these dayz.

http://tinyurl.com/3cyhzh6

datniggakenzo said...

i have no idea about the logistics of what went down here,but i would def hafta agree wit dwid....equal rights,equal fights

Anonymous said...

"posi" rich elrath is still promoting shows, working at a book store, and hits up every show austin has to offer. still dancing, singing, and stage diving. righteous dude. true spirit of hardcore.

Anonymous said...

Fuck, OLC is a totally amazing band. CRS changed my life. It made me give up pussy-ass punk bands and start dancing like I meant it. "Pure Disgust" is a flawless hardcore song.

Anonymous said...

To the native american who posted: they definitely weren't on the schedule that was put out to the thousand or so people traveling in for it. What people forget is that prior to this, the boycott was already on with most distros sending the record back to victory. OLC represented the worst that hc had to offer in a time when hc was directly confronting issues like sexism, homophobia and racism. OLC represented all of those in their words and actions. You can say what you want in hc/punk and we can confront you on it.
rich in atx

Kevin Sanders said...

Oh man, I ran into Tony Erba a couple weeks ago at a local show in cleveland and he was really strung out. I wanted to punch is ugly face when i saw him stumbling to the toilet. After re-reading this thread I can't help but wonder what kind of a loser would want to live that sort of lifestyle. Tony Erba and his One Life Crew make me sick at my stomach. He's only ruined our scene with his freaky lifestyle and crimes.

Rommel Castro A. said...

the best of this post are the comments! a lot of things to think
thanks to everyone

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to back this 100% because I wasn't there, but have been told by people who were. What instigated the whole thing was a Chilean national (will remain nameless), living in Michigan, confronted the band on their immigration beliefs.

pretty_face said...

That was a great response. (Hope you get rectal cancer)

(Mrs Lord X)

Anonymous said...

this thread is insane. i know its old now but everyone is just spouting false rumors about people they dont know. The stuff about Erba is hilarious cas it is so far from the truth and you idiots believe it.

Andycbc561 said...

One Life Crew is Awesome!!!!,

Tony Erba said...

LISSEN UP YA COCKSUCKERS! I AM THE BIG KAHUNA IN CLEVO! MY BANDS ALL STAND THE TEST OF TIME! FUCK INTEGRITY! FUCK OLC! FUCK RINGWORM!

Chubbz said...

Now, that was a funny read.

Anonymous said...

Old af but this thread is wicked funny! Give 'em hell, Tony! Olc suck ass. And if you think that hating on immigrants isn't racist then you're a fucking idiot. Ever notice how intelligent people generally aren't bigoted racists? Hmmmm... Anyway olc suck and half of em are probably dead or missing limbs due to the diabetus.