D.R.I.: Live at CGBG’s 1984: CD

Forty songs in forty minutes is the deal with this one. The sound quality is pretty damn good and it is pretty impressive to see that many songs in a row. Seems like it would be pretty tough to remember ‘em all. Quantity seemed to be the early DRI thing, though, as the first EP can attest to. I am sure that they were something to see in 1984. They must have been pretty mind blowing. The songs here are really energetic and the crowd seems to be real into it. Captured just before the speed metal era began. If you are a fan of the early stuff then you are gonna want this. A great live document of the band that brought us the thrash genre, for better or worse.

 –todd (Beer City)