Various ‎– New York City Hardcore - The Way It Is

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Revelation Records (8) ‎– REVELATION: 7, Revelation Records (8) ‎– 7
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A1 Bold (2) Wise Up
Bass – Tim B*Drums [Beat] – Drew*Guitar – John*Voice – Matt*
A2 Nausea (2) Fallout Of Our Being
Bass – John*Drums – Pablo*Guitar – Victor*Recorded By – Don FuryVocals – Amy*, Neil*
A3 Warzone (2) As One
Bass – Walter*Drums – Lukie LukeGuitar – Bat-Mite*Vocals – Raybies*
A4 Warzone (2) Escape From Your Society
Bass – John "Omen"Drums – Lukie LukeLead Guitar – Paul*Rhythm Guitar – Crazy "Jay" SkinVocals – Raybies*
A5 Gorilla Biscuits Better Than You
A6 Gorilla Biscuits Forgotten
A7 Trip 6 Back With A Vengeance
Bass – Zippy (6)Drums – Charlie RageGuitar – Stu (16)Producer – Trip 6Vocals – Pacrat
A8 Breakdown (4) Sick People
Bass – Mark*Drums – Pete (68)Guitar – Don*Vocals – Jeff*
B1 Youth Of Today Together
Bass – Walter*Drums – Mike*Guitar – John*Vocals – Ray Of Today
B2 Youth Of Today Understand
Bass – Walter*Drums – Mike*Guitar – John*Vocals – Ray Of Today
B3 Sick Of It All Politics
Musician – Arman*, Lou*, Pete*, Richie*
B4 Sick Of It All Pete's Sake
Musician – Arman*, Lou*, Pete*, Richie*
B5 Krakdown Ignorance
Bass, Music By – Damon*Drums, Music By – John*Guitar, Music By – Richie*Vocals, Lyrics By – Jason*
B6 Side By Side (2) Dead Serious
Bass – Billy (44)Drums – Sammy*Guitar – Alex*, Eric*Producer, Written-By – Side By Side (2)Vocals – Jules*
B7 Side By Side (2) Time Is Now
Bass – Billy (44)Drums – Sammy*Guitar – Alex*, Eric*Producer, Written-By – Side By Side (2)Vocals – Jules*
B8 Youth Defense League Blue Pride
B9 Supertouch Searchin' For The Light
Backing Vocals [Back Up Vocals] – Bold (2)Bass – Carl*Drums – Frank BasileGuitar – Jon*Vocals – Mark*

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Track A2 recorded @ Demo Demo Studios.
Tracks A3 & A4 recorded @ Don Fury Studios.
Track A7 engineered and mixed @ Music Box.
Track B5 recorded @ Legend Studios, Long Island, N.Y.
Tracks B6 & B7 recorded in July 1987 @ Don Fury Studios.
Track B8 recorded on January 18th, 1988 @ Don Fury.
Mastered at Trutone Records.

℗&© 1988 Revelation Records.

On spine (Stamped): REVELATION RECORDS PRESENTS NEW YORK CITY HARDCORE THE WAY IT IS REVELATION:7

There are several variations of the LP version of this compilation:
• First pressings: Blue & green matte labels; New Haven address on back cover; comes with 12" x 12" 8-page booklet and label flyer [THIS VERSION]
• Second pressings: Blue & green labels; New Haven address on back cover; comes with 12" x 12" single-page insert with Huntington Beach address at bottom right
• Third pressings: Black & white labels with Huntington Beach address; New Haven address on back cover; comes with 12" x 12" single-page insert with Huntington Beach address at bottom right
• 2001 press: 437 copies on blue vinyl
• 2013 press: 545 copies on opaque green vinyl

Barcode (Stamped on sticker): 88561 - 8210 - 1.
Other written on the sticker:
"REVELATION : 7
Distributed by Important Record Distributors, Inc.
Made in the U.S.A."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched): 4-88 88561-8210-1-REVELATION 7A N.Y.C. HARDCORE OPEN YOUR EYES, LOOK AND SEE B.I.B MABBEY'S DELIGHT -EMW-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched): 4-88 88561-8210-1 REVELATION 7-B NYC HARDCORE G.I. JOE COMMANDER APPEARS COURTESY OF THE ADVENTURE TEAM -EMW-
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Sides - Stamped): MASTERED BY TRUTONE

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jonarmst

jonarmst

October 29, 2018

If I had to pick one album that best defined my early adolescent punk/HC days... well, this _might_ not be it, but it would definitely be int the Top Ten. (If I had to pick one NYHC hardcore record that defined the sound the best, it would probably be the Blackout! Records compilation "Where the Wild Things Are"). Nevertheless, this record packs a massive punch: the opening track by Bold is somewhat generic straight-edge hardcore, but it blasts off like a rocket from there, with some brutal gutterpunk hardcore from Nausea, moving into some seminal tracks by Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits, and Youth of Today, then rounding out with some nicer melodic hardcore from Supertouch (who also did an excellent full-length).

I was always disappointed that the Side by Side project (who put out another excellent 7" on that name) never got around to doing a full length album. Overall, this is probably in my top five NYHC releases, along with the Blackout compilation, the Life's Blood 7", the Side by Side 7", and the Sick of it All "fisheye photo" 7".