No, that’s not a typo error in the heading. Yes, I know how to spell the word. S-E-X. See? I like that too. But that’s not what I’m talking about. Not today anyway.
So you thought Rock n’ Roll was all about sex, booze and drugs, an epic of extremities. Right? Well, wrong. There actually is a movement in the history of Rock n’ Roll, a sub-culture if you will, that advocates strict abstinence from smoking, alcohol consumption, promiscuous sex and especially, drugs. It’s called the Straight Edge movement.
XXX is the visual symbol of this countercultural movement. It symbolises the ‘Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t fuck’ philosophy of Ian MacKaye, the voice of punk rock outfit Minor Threat and Fugazi, and a leading figure of this movement.
"Straight Edge" is sometimes also depicted by sXe (s=Straight, e=Edge, and the ‘X’).
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