PKR-049: BREAKDOWN– Runnin’ Scared LP (split release with 540 Records)
Painkiller and 540 Records present one of the most important and, yep, best, New York Hardcore recordings on vinyl for the first time EVER, with Runnin’ 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 pile of Daisy Dukes and Village Voice back-issues. On this 540 and Painkiller split release you will find: The Runnin’ 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 second 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.
18 tracks total. Includes a 12″x24″ poster insert with rare photos and flyers as well as new liner notes by Jeff Perlin himself. First pressing of 1,000 black vinyl.