Vintage Floorpunch "Fast Times at the Jersey Shore" Promotional Poster
Floorpunch were a straight edge hardcore band from New Jersey formed by ex-members of Release, Insurrection, and Spirit (who Rick Ta Life called "phat") in 1995. The band released their demo and the Division One Champs EP on Brett Beach's In My Blood Records before releasing their swan song the Fast Times at the Jersey Shore LP on Equal Vision Records in 1998. In their short tenure, Floorpunch were both the preeminent straight edge band and one of the most controversial bands on the hardcore scene. They drew from a late 80s style of NYHC that was nearly forgotten at that point, bringing attention back to bands like Youth of Today, Breakdown, and Cro-Mags while also making more obscure bands, like Outburst, standard parts of core conversation. They were clean cut and jockish. And, most of all, they were unapologetic in their approach. This original Floorpunch poster, never folded in great condition, is from the band's 1998 LP Fast Times At The Jersey Shore.