At the dawn of the '80s, New York City was mired in debt and crime, one of the most trying periods in its history, but its underground music scene was extremely active. 100s of kids living in Manhattan and its boroughs began forming rock groups to rail against the dangers of urban life. Through the early years of Reaganomics, New York became a melting pot/hub for a flourishing hardcore scene, dubbed N.Y.H.C. (New York hardcore). At the forefront of this scene was fronted by Roger Miret, whose assault and socio-political rants came to epitomize the essence of the NY hardcore style. Roger Miret and the Disasters is street punk, not hardcore. Rogers approach is not unlike Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards. Great street anthems, hooks and great punk style. For Punk Rockers. Fans of Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, Give Em The Boot comps. The Dropkick Murphys, Tiger Army, The Business, Swingin Utters, The Forgotten.