I haven't done a Five and Alive
in a while, so I wanted this one to be good. Considering the reunion and reaction to the American Nightmare
(Give Up the Ghost) shows, I asked one of the men behind it, booking agent Matt Pike, to give me his five favorite American Nightmare songs
. The reunion got me thinking about idols and elders and I wrote a piece here
. When I received Pike's piece, it was after seeing a lot of hardcore vets and newcomers this weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest, so I decided to write some more thoughts
on the longevity of the hardcore scene itself. What I want you to discuss in the replies is this: It may not be American Nightmare, but what band would you travel across the...