Cliche of the Week 42 – Hardcore

April 25, 2011 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Writers on sports and reviewers of the arts dance the hardcore word slam in the mainstream media more than 1000 times a week.

Hardcore performs in stories about music, movies, theatre, politics, crime, the corporate world and even gardening can have a harsh rock heart.

“Byron Bay’s . . . hardcore band, Parkway Drive, released their latest video, Karma, this month which went viral.” (Byron Shire News, April 21)

“Occasionally an audience of well-adjusted civilians can be attracted to a marquee fantasy franchise, like Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, but more often than not, they’re too coarse or silly for all but the hardcore junkies.” (The Guardian, April 16)

“An unfortunate clash with the FA Cup semi-final between two football clubs from the city next door meant that only the Salford hardcore turned up.” (The Observer, April 17)

“Most people can’t wait for the winter to end, but I sure can. As soon as the winter ends at my house, the gardening begins. Hard-core gardening.” (The Wall Street Journal, March 26)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.

(Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale, a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008)

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