I gotta admit that sometimes I only give a band the time of day because the color of thier skin. It's a principles thing to me. I have supported some bands just because society has tried to be restrictive of us being into different music, so I support their struggle, even though the music puts me to sleep. Living Colour falls in this category for me.
I listen to a lot of genres of music, have always been like that...but on an ongoing basis the only genres I go back to are usually hardcore punk, UK82 punk, street punk and crust punk. actually I do that with some punk bands too, I will support em on principle sometimes even after they're played out for me. Dead Kennedys puts me to sleep these days but I play em for people.
Going through my collection I just notice sometimes that after years of digging up Black bands, there are only a few in my regular rotation...& out of those, only a few that get me as exicted as this long list of old punk bands I have been looping for 15 years. Pure Hell is one, but then again they were punk rock...so guess it's just the Black punk shortage that's doing that to my collection.
I tend to blame myself but maybe it's just the society we live in. I have looked high and low, but my music taste is just kinda narrow, so I can't expect to find a million Black bands for my collection that I will really get into. Too bad...I'm gonna try and hit the stage again when I get back on my feet, because there really needs to be more of our presence in PUNK ROCK...it's a damn shame.