Dischord is re-issuing a load of their early hardcore staples on vinyl with digital downloads included. Among them is Marginal Man’s Identity, a classic that has gone in and out of print too many times. Here is another chance to pick up this DC hardcore staple. Marginal Man stood out in that they could play well and had lots of whoa-whoa-whoas in the mix. There is a seminal lyric in “Friend”: “If I say something that you don’t like, just hear me out I might be right.” Find enclosed loads of songs about friendship and, yes, identity. Timeless and essential. Also on the list of essentials being re-ished on vinyl is the Void side of the Faith/Void split and an obscure band called Minor Threat.
–Billups Allen (Dischord)