Top 10 90s vegan hardcore songs

1. Earth Crisis "New Ethic" (Destroy the Machines 1995)
Earth Crisis are like Gary Francione. They said some dodgy things, but you can't deny they had some hits. Everyone in Earth Crisis was vegan. This is an anthem, if there ever was one.

This is the new ethic.
Animals' lives are their own and must be given respect.
Reject the anthropocentric
falsehood that maintains the oppressive hierarchy of mankind
over the animals. It's time to set them free. Their lives
reduced to biomachines in the factory, farm and laboratory.
Dairy, eggs and meat, fur, suede, wool, leather are the end
products of torture, confinement and murder.
I abjure their use out of reverence for all innocent life.
Wildlifes' right to
live in peace in their natural environment
without this civilization's interference can no longer be denied.
Must no longer be denied.
To make a civilization worthy of the word civilized the cruelty must end,
starting within or own lives. Reject the
anthropocentric falsehood that maintains the oppressive hierarchy
of mankind over the animals. It's time to set them free.
Veganism is the essence of compassion and peaceful living.
The animals are not ours to abuse or dominate. I abjure their use
out of reverence ... I abjure their use out of reverence ...
I abjure their use out of reverence for all innocent life.


2. Into Another "Herbivore" (Poison Fingers single 1995)
This was a PETA benefit single. Everyone in Into Another was vegetarian, the singer vegan, the drummer a dietary vegan. 


Richie Birkenhead's arm


3. Self Conviction "Words of Hope" (A War To Show That Peace Means Justice For Everyone 1998)
Self Conviction was from Sao Paulo, Brazil. They had songs in Portuguese and English. Everyone in the band was vegan. 

 
Also see the song "Where's the justice?" from the same album:

 







4. Refused "Jag Äter Inte Mina Vänner" (Rather Be Dead EP 1996)
This song was on the "Rather Be Dead EP" and also on the "This Album Contains..." LP (1997).

Djuren, djuren är människor, katter är människor.
Hundar är människor. Hästar, hästar är människor.
Apor är människor. Kossor är människor.
Och människor ska vara vänner, det finns inga "dom" bara "vi".
Det finns något vackert i allting som föds.

Jag äter inte mina vänner för dom är en del av mig -
som jag kan leva med och växa med i all evighet.

Tanken, tanken är männsikor.
Fåglar är människor.
Elefanter är männsikor.
Råttor, råttor är människor.
Ormar är människor.
Lammet är människa.
Och lammet skall leka med hajar när freden är mer än ett ord.
Det du äter skall döma din själ.

Jag äter inte mina vänner för dom är en del av mig -
som jag kan leva me och växa med i all evighet.

Hur kan vi vara fridfulla när vi skapar sån misär.
Hur kan vi vara kärleksfulla när vi kärleken förtär.
Låt kärleken vara nu.
Låt sanningen vara du...
Jag äter inte mina vänner för dom är den del av mig -
som jag kan leva med och växa med i all evighet.



5. Snapcase "Guilty By Ignorance" (Progression Through Unlearning 1997)
Not explicitly about veganism, but I'm sure it's at least about veganism and capitalism. Everyone in Snapcase was vegetarian, the singer and the drummer vegan.


6. Refused "Hook, Line and Sinker" (Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent 1996)
There are surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) quite many vegan revenge type of songs. But who could blame Refused for making one? The unofficial number 1.

 

Actually "The Slayer" from the same album was much more of a vegan song.


7. Dropdead "Superior" (s/t 1998) 

 
And from the same record "What Once Was Life":



8. Loxiran "Wa(h)re Wesen" (s/t 1997)
A German band. As far as I know everyone in the band  was vegetarian, but at least the singer was vegan.



9. Propagandhi "Nailing Descartes to the Wall/(Liquid) Meat Is Still Murder" (Less Talk More Rock 1996)

I speak outside what is recognized as the border between "reason" and "insanity".
But I consider it a measure of my humanity to be written off
by the living graves of a billion murdered lives.
And I'm not ashamed of my recurring dreams about me and a gun and a different species
(hint: starts with "h" and rhymes with "Neuman's")
of carnage strewn about the stockyards, the factories and farms.
Still I know as well as anyone that it does less good
than harm to be this honest with a conscience eased by lies.
But you cannot deny that meat is still murder.
Dairy is still rape.
And I'm still as stupid as anyone, but I know my mistakes.
I have recognized one form of oppression, now I recognize the rest.
And life's too short to make another's shorter- (animal liberation now!).


10. Beastie Boys "I Can't Think Straight" (Aglio E Olio 1995)
Not your typical vegan song. Mike D and Adam Yauch were vegetarians. Mike D was a vegan for a few years so probably around that time. It's seems he's still veganish. Adam Yauch, bless his soul.

 



Extras:

Final Exit "17 Scoops" (Umea 1997)

 

Timebomb "One Solution" (The Full Wrath of the Slave, 1997)
Roma Vegan Straight Edge Legion

MDC "Real Food, Real People, Real Bullets" (Shades of Brown 1993)
You have to listen to this. The singer was vegetarian, maybe vegan. He had a song about Tofutti called "Tofutti"!

Bikini Kill "Liar" (s/t EP 1992)
I don't think anyone in Bikini Kill was ever vegan, probably vegetarian. They stopped playing this song at some point, because they didn't agree with the lyrics anymore. Just that actually, the lyrics were right. It's all discrimination.