SEEKERS OF THE TRUTH
December 2nd, 2014 by Tim
CRO-MAGS AT MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE, NOVEMBER 19, 1994 | PHOTO: JUSTINE DEMETRICK

CRO-MAGS AT MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE, NOVEMBER 19, 1994 | PHOTO: JUSTINE DEMETRICK

JUICING WITH JJ
April 7th, 2014 by Tim

MODE OF IGNORANCE LIVE AT CBGB’S 1984
August 7th, 2013 by Tim


Mode of Ignorance featuring John Joseph, Harley Flanagan, Robb Nunzio and Elroy.

AGE OF QUARREL
June 20th, 2013 by Tim
ORIGINAL CRO-MAGS "AGE OF QUARREL" DEMO PHOTO

ORIGINAL CRO-MAGS “AGE OF QUARREL” DEMO PHOTO

CRO MAGS - "AGE OF QUARREL" DEMO

CRO MAGS – “AGE OF QUARREL” DEMO

HARDCORE HISTORY: JOHN JOSEPH OF THE CRO-MAGS
May 14th, 2013 by Larry

Author, community activist, and Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph recounts his personal journey growing up punk on the streets of 1970s New York City and how he came to find inner peace.

Hosted by legendary NYC downtown videographer and artist Clayton Patterson.

JJ ON ESPN
March 8th, 2013 by Tim

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Cro-Mags frontman, John Joseph hits the online pages of ESPN, check it out: http://espn.go.com.

DOWN BUT NOT OUT TOUR ’89 SHIRT
August 5th, 2012 by Tim

ABSOLUTION
May 14th, 2012 by Gordo

ABSOLUTION AT THE ANTHRAX | PHOTO: JOE SNOW

When I met Gavin, man, he was a terror. That scene was a safe haven for kids who didn’t just go there for fun, but instead because they lost very important things in their lives. Like love. There was a lot of kids who didn’t have families, had abusive families, learning disabilities. Some of us made it out, and survived those problems. Some didn’t and passed away, and rest in peace to the ones who didn’t make it. There was some deep shit. To see John Bloodclot at 45, doing what he is doing, knowing the shit he made it through, that is a testament to the fact that there is a spiritual life out there that anybody can find. And to know what Gavin had been through, you can apply that story to so many other kids in the city and the world.

And to think of it as just a part of humanitarianism, those kids needed a vessel. And that’s what I wanted to do, I wanted to be able to touch those kids, to get on stage at CBGB and be part of that vessel and touch people. I could touch them, and they could touch me. I could jump, and they would catch me. And that went for everyone. How fucking incredible is that? That trust… you are so safe that you can jump and people will catch you, they won’t let you fall. We didn’t have that fear of people not catching you in the hardcore scene, even if nobody else anywhere in your world would catch you. We could close our eyes, and fall blindly, and be caught. How fucking beautiful is that?

You can’t even do that shit in hip hop. I’m gonna keep it really real. But in hardcore, you could close your eyes, do a front flip off the fucking stage, and you could get caught. A few kids got hurt, and paralyzed, and fucked up. But most all of us were ok, and we kept doing it. Because we trusted each other. That’s something that most people on the outside looking in didn’t see. They saw crazy and violence. They didn’t see the honor amongst us. They didn’t see the battle, and how we didn’t let our men get hurt. We all had that shit for each other. I couldn’t articulate it then, but I can now.

-Djinji, Absolution

JOHN JOSEPH X 10 DEEP COLABO
May 11th, 2012 by Larry

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SEEKERS OF THE TRUTH
April 28th, 2012 by Gordo

CRO MAGS AT THE RITZ | PHOTO: JJ GONSON

Cro-Mags fans, it’s all about being a seeker of the truth. You got to get to the bottom and the truth of everything. That’s why we’re still out doing what we do and I chant everyday. Still to this day, people ask me “Are you still into Krishna?” What do you think? It’s like some fad, “I was into rave music and parachute pants and platforms and now I’m not”? It’s a life-long process, where we all have to purify ourselves. So read Prabhupada’s books every day and chant.

You don’t need these bogus gurus; that’s what I got to say. It’s a cult. They turned it into a cult. You are not allowed to question what they do. They are untouchable. Bullshit. I want to know everything they do.

-John Joseph