Frighteningly fast, alarmingly loud and intensely idealistic, Hardcore Punk rose from the original glory days of Punk to become its most extreme subgenre. Hardcore bands shared a distaste for New Wave (the more stylish offshoot of late 1970s Punk), shunning its pretensions and pricey production techniques. The result was music that diametrically opposed New Wave's slickness. Hardcore bands such as Black Flag and Minor Threat also set the future standard for do-it- yourself bookings and promotion by creating pockets of interest nationwide through grassroots efforts, constant touring and anti-rock star attitudes. Hardcore continues to thrive today in both regional scenes and a national network of 'zines (self-published magazines).