TOXIC REASONS: No Pity: 7”EP

Once again Artcore zine offers up a great accompanying piece of vinyl with its new issue and this time it’s the turn of Toxic Reasons to offer up its wares. These tracks were recorded for a radio show in 1986 during the Kill By Remote Control tour and provide quality versions of “No Pity,” “White Noise,” “Break the Bank,” and “Harvest.” As always, Artcore goes the extra mile in terms of packaging with an eight page booklet sleeve featuring an interview and some great photos—in which I feature a few times—from a gig the band played in my hometown of Newport, Wales also in 1986. To top it all off, the download of the 7” also includes the live set from that Welsh show in all of its riotous glory. An excellent release. –Rich Cocksedge (Artcore, [email protected], artcorefanzine.co.uk)