DICKS, THE: Kill from the Heart: LP

Kill from the Heart was originally released on SST Records in 1981 and has been criminally out of print for years. The Dicks were prominent among bands that developed the classic hardcore punk sound during the early ‘80s, mixing rowdy punk riffs with extra speed and left wing politics. The song titles tell the story: “No Nazi’s Friend,” “Rich Daddy,” and “Bourgeois Fascist Pig” are commie punk anthems. Alternative Tentacles has reissued this seminal album and included the songs from the essential Hate the Police 7” as bonus tracks with the download. Along with MDC and the Big Boys, The Dicks defined the Reagan-era Texas hardcore scene.  –Billups Allen (Alternative Tentacles)