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New York Thrash

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Editors’ Notes

Originally a cassette-only release in 1982, New York Thrash is an authoritative look at the early-'80s hardcore punk scene. It features the first recorded works by The Beastie Boys ("Riot Fight," "Beastie") and tracks by several definitive punk groups, including Kraut, False Prophets, Adrenalin O.D., and Bad Brains. A later reissue added two tracks by The Stimulators, which featured drummer Harley Flanagan (who later performed with The Cro-Mags). The sounds here range from sped-up Chuck Berry to raw, speedy dissonance. Politics and humor inform the songs, with The Mad's "I Hate Music" taking on anthem-like status. Unlike later punks—who'd either sweeten their sound with pop hooks or toughen it up with metal riffs—the bands here were content to exist as part of the NYC-area scene, and some great songs blast forth. Even Worse's "Emptying the Madhouse" cranks up the insanity. The Nihilistics pound with intent. Adrenalin O.D. delivers its classic (and hard-to-find) "Paul's Not Home." A great snapshot of a bygone era. 

Customer Reviews

Sooo Gooood...

This record is so good we have two copies. When my wife and I merged our collections we had two copies that we kept because they had two different covers... cheese!

good memories

i remember 1989 in NY, bought the tape for 3 $. grosso.


the stimulators=love.

New York Thrash
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock
  • Released: Jun 23, 1999

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