D.R.I.* ‎– Dirty Rotten EP

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This grouping collects all versions of "Dirty Rotten".

Many variations of this release exist. The first version was released in 1983 on 7" format as The "Dirty Rotten EP" (played at 33 RPM) with 22 songs and the cover depicted the drummer's head photographed from the back while playing live. After the EP sold out, D.R.I. released it again in 1983 and changed the name of the EP to its current title "The Dirty Rotten LP", featuring both the same cover and same track listing but in different order.

The "Dirty Rotten LP" was reissued on CD for the first time in 1988, featuring 28 tracks, including some that were not on the original EP/LP. Some versions would also be combined with all four songs from their 1984 "Violent Pacification" EP. Both versions feature an alternate cover, which depicts a skeleton with a rifle dressed in an army suit.

The "Dirty Rotten LP" was reissued once again in 2003 as the "Dirty Rotten CD", with 22 bonus tracks. This reissue features the same cover as the 1988 version.

Tracklist

Sad To Be 2:11
War Crimes 1:11
Busted 0:46
Draft Me 0:19
F.D.R.C. 0:21
Capitalist Suck 0:35
Misery Loves Company 0:33
No Sense 1:16
Blockhead 0:55
I Don't Need Society 1:15
Commuter Man 0:56
Plastique 0:23
Why 0:18
Balance Of Terror 0:39
My Fate To Hate 0:26
Who Am I 0:45
Money Stinks 0:43
Human Waste 0:19
Yes Ma'am 0:48
Dennis's Problem 0:51
Closet Punk 0:31
Reaganomics 0:40

Versions (50)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
183 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", EP) Dirty Rotten Records 183 US 1983 Sell This Version
DRR 1983 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE) Dirty Rotten Records, R Radical Records DRR 1983 US 1983 Sell This Version
DRR 1983 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE) Dirty Rotten Records, R Radical Records DRR 1983 US 1983 Sell This Version
1983 DRR D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE) Dirty Rotten Records, R Radical Records 1983 DRR US 1983 Sell This Version
DRR 1983 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE) Dirty Rotten Records, R Radical Records DRR 1983 US 1983 Sell This Version
DRR 1983 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE, Mis) Dirty Rotten Records, R Radical Records DRR 1983 US 1983 Sell This Version
FPL3068, FPL 3068 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten / Violent Pacification(LP, Album, RE) Fringe Product, Fringe Product FPL3068, FPL 3068 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
ROT 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten / Violent Pacification(LP, Album, RE, Ins) Rotten Records ROT 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
ROTC 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten Imbeciles(Cass, Album, RE) Rotten Records ROTC 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
ROTC 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten Imbeciles(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Rotten Records ROTC 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
RR 9555 1 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP / Violent Pacification(LP, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RR 9555 1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
3.053 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP / Violent Pacification(LP, Album, RE) Estúdio Eldorado 3.053 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
RR 9555 1 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP / Violent Pacification(LP, Album, RE, Run) Roadrunner Records RR 9555 1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
RR 9555 2 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records, Rotten Records RR 9555 2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ROTCD 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, EP) Rotten Records ROTCD 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
ROTCD 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, RE) Rotten Records ROTCD 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
FPC-3068 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(Cass, Album) Fringe Product FPC-3068 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
A-103 D.R.J.* Dirty Rotten LP(Cass, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) ALF A-103 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
527 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten Lp(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 527 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0380 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(Cass, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0380 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
PCCY-00402 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, EP, Promo, RE) Canyon International PCCY-00402 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
PCCY-00402 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, EP, RE) Canyon International PCCY-00402 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
BCCD 099 D.R.I.* The Dirty Rotten CD / Violent Pacification(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) Beer City Records BCCD 099 US 2002 Sell This Version
BCCD 099 D.R.I.* The Dirty Rotten CD(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) Beer City Records BCCD 099 US 2002 Sell This Version
BCR099-2 D.R.I.* The Dirty Rotten CD(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) Beer City Records BCR099-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
BCCD 099 D.R.I.* The Dirty Rotten CD(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) Beer City Records BCCD 099 US 2002 Sell This Version
BCCD 119 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP (On CD)(CD, RE) Beer City Records BCCD 119 US 2005 Sell This Version
BCCD 119 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP (On CD)(CD, RE) Disk Union BCCD 119 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BCR-164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP (7", EP, RE, Red) Beer City Records BCR-164 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR 164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", EP, RE) Beer City Records BCR 164 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", EP, RE, Gre) Beer City Records BCR164 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", RE, Blu) Beer City Records BCR164 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", RE, Cle) Beer City Records BCR164 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", RE, Gol) Beer City Records BCR164 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR 165 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE) Beer City Records BCR 165 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR 165 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Beer City Records BCR 165 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR 165 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Beer City Records BCR 165 US 2010 Sell This Version
BCR 165 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE, Red) Beer City Records BCR 165 US 2010 Sell This Version
LR320 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE) Lilith LR320 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
LR320, LR320CD D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Lilith, Lilith LR320, LR320CD Europe 2011 Sell This Version
ROTCD 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, Album, Unofficial) Rotten Records (7) ROTCD 001 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
BCR164 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", RE) Beer City Records BCR164 US 2017 Sell This Version
none D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP(7", Unofficial) Not On Label none Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2088-2 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD) Rotten Records 2088-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ROTCD 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, EP, RE) Rotten Records ROTCD 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
2088-2, ROTCD 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, RE) Rotten Records, Rotten Records 2088-2, ROTCD 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
FPC3068, FPC-3068 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(Cass, Album, RE) Fringe Product, Fringe Product FPC3068, FPC-3068 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
BCR165-1 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Beer City Records BCR165-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
183 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(LP, Album, Unofficial) Dirty Rotten Records (3) 183 Unknown Sell This Version
none Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Lp(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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Sonic_Reducer_99

Sonic_Reducer_99

January 28, 2019
referencing Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Cass, Album, RE, ROTC 001
My copy of this has all 26 songs on either side.
CremeOrganization

CremeOrganization

March 4, 2018
referencing Dirty Rotten EP, 7", Unofficial, none
The matrix number is scratched out. Sleeve is taken from the album version, it's more grey and even than the original 7" sleeve and more fuzzy, likely from a bad scan.
krieghammer

krieghammer

June 9, 2016
referencing Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Cass, Album, RE, ROTC 001
I have three copies of this.... All with no booklet lol.
jimmyjam69

jimmyjam69

September 17, 2014
referencing Dirty Rotten EP, 7", RE, Blu, BCR164
i just added a second photo. its my copy signed by the singer kurt a few years ago at the buffalo, ny show @ broadway joes club.
bushwick-bureau

bushwick-bureau

August 15, 2014
referencing Dirty Rotten EP, 7", Unofficial, none
does this version have scratched out matrix #s?

i have a bootleg version i probably picked up in the late 90s or early 00s that is a replica of the OG with no other identifiers.
barronius2012

barronius2012

July 13, 2014
referencing Dirty Rotten LP, LP, Album, RE, DRR 1983
Has anyone ever seen a copy that is exactly identical to this in all ways, except that the center labels are white with black text instead of the black labels with gray-ish text? I bought one from a guy used in like 1992, so it's fairly old, but I've never seen another like it. Matrix numbers and everything else (even the font of the text on the labels) match exactly. Go figure...
Dails_Mavis

Dails_Mavis

April 13, 2014
referencing Dirty Rotten LP, LP, Album, RE, Red, BCR 165
Not sure if it was done to all 1000 red copies, or maybe it was caught at some point during the pressing. But the copy I have, the labels are on the wrong side. As in, This Side, is actually That Side. I have no idea why I am just noticing this. Maybe it's because I would just put it on and not care which side is which. I normally play both sides anyways.
CHRISMATTRESS

CHRISMATTRESS

March 29, 2014
referencing Dirty Rotten LP, LP, Album, RE, DRR 1983

I love this record, it's almost completely void of melody. This D.R.I. release is a Hardcore/Thrash classic. Maybe the very first true Thrash record.
texas66

texas66

September 20, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Dirty Rotten LP, LP, Album, RE, DRR 1983
Could there maybe be an exact repro boot of this around, complete with inserts and all? I have to copies of this version now and they both look suspiciously good compered to it's age.
BillSwingo

BillSwingo

August 30, 2010
referencing Dirty Rotten EP, 7", EP, 183
One of those brain-buster records that set thousands of malcontents to the garage to toil on their own glorious noise.

D.R.I. has left big footprints across the globe. Listen to Mob 47, Heresy or Ataque Frontal and tell me that "Dirty Rotten" was not part of their lexicon.

"Dirty Rotten" raised the ante, previously set by the Neos and Gang Green, and took it to dizzying new levels.

Some bashed D.R.I. for giving birth to generic thrash, and while some of their offspring may be less than inspired, one can't rightly hold it against these courageous originators.

On "Dirty Rotten," D.R.I. laid it all out in black and white: "This is good, that is bad." Such hardcore opining is exactly that -- hardcore. D.R.I. spoke their collective mind and stuck to their words and this platter is their defining statement.