Singapore banned moshing in 1992! Why?

 

The slam-dancing ban was lifted about a decade later but negative perceptions about hardcore punk and underground music persisted. Here’s a 12-min docu on why and how that came about.

"There are ethics in the moshpit" // "If the music is hard, you dance hard to it" -- Lion City Underground.
“There are ethics in the moshpit” // “You’re not violently hitting each other” // “If the music is hard, you dance hard to it” — Lion City Underground.

 

Misunderstood: Underground music espoused positive messages & lifestyle. Most followers of the straight edge subgenre self-identify as non-violent. -- Lion City Underground.
Misunderstood: Underground music espoused positive messages & lifestyle. Most followers of the straight edge subgenre self-identify as non-violent. — Lion City Underground.

 

This seminal EP release by Stompin Ground marks the period where a search for a cohesive music identity began in the 1990s. Its founder Suhaimi Subandhi is interviewed in "Lion City Underground".
This seminal EP release by Stompin Ground marks the period where a search for a cohesive music identity began in the 1990s. Its founder Suhaimi Subandhi is interviewed in “Lion City Underground”.

 

“Lion City Underground” includes interviews with musicians, scene stalwarts, organisers, and a music correspondent on why and how the underground scene came to be more removed from the mainstream, its values, and where it’s headed next!

 

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