D.R.I.* ‎– Dealing With It!

Death Records (3) ‎– Death 003, Enigma Records (3) ‎– 72069-1
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Includes 11" x 11.5" full-color lyrics/credits sheet.

Mastered at K Disc.

© 1985 D.R.I.
Ⓟ 1985 Bloody Skull Music
© 1985 Death Records

Hype sticker on shrink-wrap reads:
"Dealing With IT"
Brand new LP from the popular Texas hard-core-thrash-punk band, DRI.
Dave Lombardo of Slayer
$8.98 suggested USA list price
also available on high-quality cassette (72069-4)

B7 is written as "Arguement Then War" on release.

Mastering company (Greg Lee Processing) uncredited, identified by the matrix numbers.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 1877-72069-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - hand etched): D̶R̶R̶-̶0̶0̶3̶-A DRI-72069-A L-21081 click puff sigh
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - hand etched): D̶R̶R̶-̶0̶0̶3̶-B DRI-72069-B L-21081-X Paahty!

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 73401-4 D.R.I.* Dealing With It!(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 7 73401-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
Death 003, 72069-4 D.R.I.* Dealing With It!(Cass, Album, RE) Death Records (3), Enigma Records (3) Death 003, 72069-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
none D.R.I.* Dealing With It!(Cass, Album) Armageddon (3) none Europe 1985 Sell This Version
PCCY-00403 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dealing With It(CD, Album, Promo) Canyon International PCCY-00403 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Death 003, 72069-1 D.R.I.* Dealing With It!(LP, Album) Death Records (3), Enigma Records (3) Death 003, 72069-1 US 1985 Sell This Version


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December 31, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
DRI was one of the bands with more weight and influence in conceptions about fast music; you just have to check mid 80's british hc wave, or mid/late 90's powerviolence to understand what i say. Some band's followers were disapointed when they released Crossover, signing with RR, and turned they direction to more metallic sounds. All this gave the band a "commercial" status into the hc scene, but by other side, they gained high respect by thrash maniacs. Besides this, There is no band able to overcome this lp yet, and Along with VIolent Pacification ep, this is a Hardcore lesson from A to Z, and the best definition of a style. A must, a classic, but not only for the all great songs and lyrics contained in the recording. Dealing with it is, at least for me, (along with Dead Kennedys lps) a cruel and cynical radiograph of Reagan era.


March 4, 2017
I have the following version: Death 003, 72069-1 but my record is stored in an extra plastic innersleeve with catalog and advertising from Restless Records and Enigma Mailorder. I bought it sealed in the Netherlands, Europe and the record has a cut-out. Anyone familar with the extra plastic sleeve for the record ? Also the printing on the back of the cover is a little thinner; the logo's on the backside of the record have a narrower letter font and the color red seems a little darker overall. Anyone with more info ?


August 4, 2015
Is the "Punk"-style debatable? I strongly doubt this has anything to do with Punk.