D.R.I. – Dirty Rotten EP

D.R.I.- Dirty rotten ep (Dirty Rotten Records) 1983

CLASSIC American hardcore!! Self-released in 1983 as a 7″, this was also re-released a year later as a 12″ on R radical records from San Francisco(where D.R.I. eventually moved to). They originally called themselves U.S.D.R.I. but shortend it soon after. This is easily one of the top 10 early/influetial thrash records to come from the U.S. For a ton more history and discographies (including the crossover and metal years) check HERE and HERE and HERE

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Sad to be
War crimes
Draft me
Capitalists suck
Misery loves company
No sense
I don't need society
Commuter man
Balance of terror
My fate to hate
Who am I
Money stinks
Human waste
Yes maam
Dennis Problem
Closet punk

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14 thoughts on “D.R.I. – Dirty Rotten EP

  1. Of course, an absolute classic! Blew me away when I first got into hardcore, and still does the job today. Just raw, primal thrash before the metal crap crept in. Heard a rumour that when MINOR THREAT played Texas, DRI tried to sell Ian MacKaye this 7″, but he refused to buy it thinking a 7″ with so many tracks had to be rotten (sorry!) For some reason I always played the B side first. Maybe ‘cos the 12″ version’s labels were the other way about. Sounds wierd the other way around!!

  2. Aaargh, 22 songs on a 7″, what a bomb. From what i’ve heard by some older pals of mine, this record all blew them away… wish i was born 10 years before.

  3. …and basically this is what you heard if you saw them live back then, non-stop song after song after song. anyone left dancing was practically on their hands & knees gasping for air by the end.

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