TROUSER PRESS, August 1982 -------------------------- NEW YORK CITY For a long time New York was considered a joke, with only artsy bands getting any coverage. Ever since the "original" punks like Blondie and the Ramones moved on, the local punk scene has been squelched by music magazines that would rather ignore what's happening than report with any objectivity. The city does have a hardcore scene though, and outspoken touring bands like the Bad Brains (originally from DC) and the Misfits will tell you New York is all right for hardcore. Among the faithful are Kraut, the Undead, Nihilistics, Heart Attack, Reagan Youth, Misguided, Even Worse, the Bloodcots and many more. The Big Apple is one of the few cities with regular hardcore shows at both the clubs and on the radio. Just over the Hudson are the New Jersey suburbs (home of the Misfits) with teenage hardcore fans and a handful of bands all their own.