Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Abused - 1982-1983 Discography
The true originators of the NYHC sound. The Abused. Here's a collection of 21 songs, great sound quality. The first track was recorded live at the infamous A7 Club in 1982. Thanks Alvie! Also included is the entire 12 song '82 demo. These tracks were ripped from the CD on Lost & Found Records, so the quality is excellent. And last is the Loud & Clear 7", released on Abused Records in 1983. These tracks were taken from a collection of NYHC links posted on the B9 message board a while back. Cheers to whoever's responsible for the rip. I boosted the sound a bit to match the volume of the demo, and also cleaned it up as best as possible. There's still some slight surface noise, but the entire collection sounds great. Loud and full. Many of the tracks from the 7" were also on the demo, but the recordings are completely different. I prefer the 7" as far as the tracks that appear on both, but the demo has some killer songs like Rule on You, Psycho Song (listed as Aaargh on the Lost & Found CD), and We Need A War. Supposedly the band members have been talking of releasing some rare live recordings, with lots of unreleased tracks, sometime in the future. Hopefully that happens. Until then, you can enjoy this collection:
The Abused Collection
Kevin Crowley - vocals
Raf Astor - guitar
Dave Colo'n - bass
Brian Dundon - drums
9 of the 12 demo tracks were bootleged as the the New York Hardcore 7" on Dick Dance Records in 1992. The Lost & Found collection was put out as an LP sometime in the '90s, then later released on CD and also as part of a Lost & Found series of CDs called A Time We'll Remember. They were on Vol.1 along with 108, Project X and Violent Children.
This is heavy, violent sounding, burly hardcore that became the blueprint for all who followed in New York City. Check it out.