Monday, December 30, 2013

BREAKDOWN Runnin' Scared LP

540 Records and Painkiller present one of the most important and, yep, best, New York Hardcore recordings on vinyl for the first time EVER, with “Running Scared,” the second demo in Breakdown’s Both Demos set. This is music to wear a Mr. Peanut t-shirt to, to lace up your Spot-Bilt sneakers and stagedive into a pike of Daisy Dukes and Village Voice back-issues. On this 540 and Painkiller split release you will find: The Running Scared demo, from 1988, recorded in The Loft studios in Bronxville, near the parkway, and previously unreleased versions of All I Ask and Hold Me Back--the latter basically a new Breakdown song that you can't get anywhere else except for this thing--and their WNYU session from 1989. The demo is as good as any hardcore record ever, and the band is as good as any band. It’s on vinyl now, finally, so buy this thing, put on a ringer tee, spill spaghetti sauce on it and start spreading the credit around.

"...that's when the emergency room doctor told the typical dick son, " not to tell you what to do, but, might I suggest that the next time you see a group of skinheads and skateboarders do not yell out that they dress like faggots and the music they listen to is meaningless pussy shit. As a matter of fact, steer clear of them. They're in here all the time getting stitched up, bones set, broken glass removed, whatever... What's the differance between you and them? This is fun for them."

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