VARIOUS ARTISTS: I Thrash, Therefore I Am: LP

Oct 06, 2008

Finally, a vinyl reissue of this classic tape that was originally released on Bad Compilation Tapes. This is where I was first introduced to bands like Mob 47, Anti Cimex, Moderat Likvidation, and Enola Gay back in the ‘80s. Don’t really know where the actual tape is; probably mixed in with my brother’s collection. There are some bands missing on this release, like Raw Power that was on the original tape. It probably was due to limitation of time for a LP and probably because the sound quality issues of the more obscure bands. But, overall, this is not lacking in any sense. I didn’t even notice it until I looked up the original tape to see who was originally on it. Schizophrenic Records didn’t hold back on the packaging. The records are multi-colored vinyl for you collector nerds and an even more special mailorder edition is available. Even though this a great history lesson, this record is full of straight-up blazing, raw tracks of classic international punk.

 –don (Schizophrenic)