Band Name: Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
Music Album: Rock Against Reagan (Live 1983 / 1984)
Album Release Date: March 2023
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Record Label: No Economy Records
Album Release Country: Europe
Music Record Type: 41 Tracks Vinyl LP
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is a hardcore/punk/thrash metal band. Frequently credited as the abbreviated D.R.I. Although they began in Houston, TX, in 1982, the band relocated to San Francisco, CA, in 1983 and are generally associated with both cities. Today, they have band members in both cities.
D.R.I. is led by founding members Kurt Brecht (vocals) and Spike Cassidy (guitar). The band's name was taken from one of the insults that Brecht's father hurled at the group, who practiced at the Brecht family home, when they first started playing together. In the beginning, D.R.I. was a hardcore punk band and was renowned for their extremely short and fast songs (their debut EP featured 22 songs in 18 minutes). By the mid-1980s, the band was one of the first to mix hardcore punk and thrash metal, which would become known as the "crossover" sound. The band has a dozen or so official releases, as well as numerous appearances on compilations.
After the release of their last studio album to date ("Full Speed Ahead" in 1995), D.R.I. continued touring regularly over the next 20 years, with only a hiatus while guitarist Spike Cassidy recovered from cancer. The band did not record any new music until releasing the EP "But Wait... There's More!" in 2016.
|A1||On My Way Home|
|A4||How To Act|
|A5||I Don't Need Society|
|A11||Balance Of Terror|
|A13||Who Am I?|
|A15||Misery Loves Company|
|A19||Slit My Wrist|
|A20||Give My Taxes Back|
|A21||Sad To Be|
|A22||I'd Rather Be Sleeping|
|A24||I Don't Need Society|
|B4||Stupid, Stupid War|
|B5||I'd Rather Be Sleeping|
|B8||God Is Broke|
|B10||Sad To Be|
|B12||How To Act|
|B15||I Don't Need Society|
Tracks A1 to A25 were recorded live at "Space 2 Arcade" in Washington D.C., June 19, 1983 during the "Rock Against Reagan Tour" together with the Dead Kennedys and other bands.
Tracks B1 to B16 were recorded live in Upstate New York, March 1984.
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