MAIMED FOR LIFE: Self-titled: LP

This is a re-release of a somewhat obscure 1985 hardcore EP, along with six additional, unreleased songs. Aldine Strychnine, who went on to play in Poison Idea, is the vocalist. Not just a record for collectors or historians, Maimed For Life represents the best of a tumultuous time in the history of punk rock, when hardcore thought it was waning and crossover was seemingly about to destroy it. The fact that a record this lovably corny can still pack a punch is a testament to the timelessness of songs about war, being an outsider, and hanging out. Major kudos is in order to National Dust for dusting off this classic material. 

 –Art Ettinger (National Dust)