Top 100 Emo Songs of All Time
37. Rites of Spring | "For Want of"
"For Want of" by Rites of Spring from the album Rites of Spring (1985)
In the ’80s, Guy Picciotto and Ian MacKaye were sad because their hardcore bands always broke up within three years. But during their fleeting lifespans, Picciotto’s Rites of Spring and MacKaye’s Embrace pioneered emo. Hopefully by now, Picciotto has quit beating himself up over whoever abandoned him and inspired this 1985 reproach.