RADIO-003: THE ABUSED – Loud and Clear LP
In 1983, a foursome of self-released seven inch ep’s came out of the Lower East Side of Manhattan that heralded a new breed of hardcore punk for New York. Agnostic Front’s ‘United Blood’, Antidote’s ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’, Cause For Alarm’s self-titled release and The Abused’s ‘Loud and Clear’ all defined the sound and aesthetic of New York Hardcore for years to come with their sonic brutality and fervent lyrics. Since then, all of these records have been re-issued barring the latterly mentioned ‘Loud and Clear’. That is, until now.
Radio Raheem proudly presents the first fully authorized re-issue of the ‘Loud and Clear’ ep. Pressed in the LP format, this 21-track collection is rounded out by the band’s 1982 demo and never before heard live material. Also included is a 24-page, full color booklet containing photos, lyrics and the band’s infamous show flyers drawn by their vocalist Kevin Crowley, as well as a sticker sheet of original Abused sticker designs. Finally, the most arcane and collectible piece of the early 80’s NYHC puzzle is available for both the tight pursed nerd and curious onlooker alike.
RADIO-004: THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY – Crunch On 7″
Radio Raheem presents another slice of long-lost New York Hardcore, The High and The Mighty’s 1984 “Crunch On” demo tape, available here for the first time on vinyl. Featuring ex- and future- members of Antidote and the Mighty CO’s, The High and The Mighty bust out eight tracks of pure early 80’s New York Hardcore that kept fists and boots flying well into the wee hours at A7 and beyond. Comes housed in a 12-page booklet cover, containing many never-before-seen photos and flyers from the golden years of New York Hardcore. Limited to 500 copies.