Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

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Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is a hardcore/punk/thrash band. Frequently credited as the abbreviated D.R.I. Although they began in Houston, TX, in 1982, the band relocated to San Francisco, CA, in 1983 and are generally associated with both cities. Today, they have band members in both cities.

D.R.I. is led by founding members Kurt Brecht (vocals) and Spike Cassidy (guitar). The band's name was taken from one of the insults that Brecht's father hurled at the group, who practiced at the Brecht family home, when they first started playing together. In the beginning, D.R.I. was a hardcore punk band and was renowned for their extremely short and fast songs (their debut EP featured 22 songs in 18 minutes). By the mid-1980s, the band was one of the first to mix hardcore punk and thrash metal, which would become known as the "crossover" sound. The band has a dozen or so official releases, as well as numerous appearances on compilations.

After the release of their last studio album to date ("Full Speed Ahead" in 1995), D.R.I. continued touring regularly over the next 20 years, with only a hiatus while guitarist Spike Cassidy recovered from cancer. The band did not record any new music until releasing the EP "But Wait... There's More!" in 2016.
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Albums

7 73401-4 Dealing With It! — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Dealing With It! (Album) Death Records (3), Enigma (4) 7 73401-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
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RR 349620 Crossover — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Crossover (Album) Restless Records, Death Records (3) RR 349620 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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7 73304-2 4 Of A Kind — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles 4 Of A Kind (Album) Metal Blade Records, Enigma (4) 7 73304-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
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RO 9429 4 Thrash Zone — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Thrash Zone (Album) Enigma (4), Metal Blade Records RO 9429 4 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
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32357-2093-2 Definition — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Definition (Album) Rotten Records 32357-2093-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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2096-2 Live — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Live (Album, Comp) Rotten Records 2096-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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2099-2 Full Speed Ahead — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Full Speed Ahead (Album) Rotten Records 2099-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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BCCD118 Live At CBGB's 1984 — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Live At CBGB's 1984 (Album) Beer City Records BCCD118 US 2005 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

DRR 1983 Dirty Rotten EP — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP (EP, Album, Comp) Dirty Rotten Records DRR 1983 US 1983 Sell This Version
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DRI-7-2 Violent Pacification — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Violent Pacification (EP) R Radical Records DRI-7-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
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4BX-75022 Think For Yourself — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Think For Yourself (Single) Metal Blade Records 4BX-75022 US 1988 Sell This Version
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775033-4 Suit And Tie Guy — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Suit And Tie Guy(Cass, Single) Metal Blade Records 775033-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
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Release 005 The Dirty Rotten Power EP — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles / Raw Power (2) Dirty Rotten Imbeciles / Raw Power (2) - The Dirty Rotten Power EP (EP) Killer Release Records Release 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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BCR212-2 But Wait, There's More! — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles But Wait, There's More! (EP) Beer City Records BCR212-2 US 2016 Sell This Version
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Compilations

none Yacøpsæ / D.R.I. — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Yacøpsæ, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Yacøpsæ, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Yacøpsæ / D.R.I.(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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CLP 1152-2 Greatest Hits — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Deadline Music CLP 1152-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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BLCY-1049 The Best Of... — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles The Best Of...(CD, Comp) Deadline Music BLCY-1049 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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REST 73770 Dirtiest...Rottenest — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Dirtiest...Rottenest (Album) Restless Records REST 73770 US 2003 Sell This Version
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ARY 8115 Skating To Some Fucked Up Shit — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Skating To Some Fucked Up Shit (Comp) Anarchy Music ARY 8115 US 2007 Sell This Version
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RRS84 Violent Pacification And More Rotten Hits 1983-1987 — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Violent Pacification And More Rotten Hits 1983-1987(LP, Comp, Ltd) Radiation Reissues RRS84 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
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Videos

RRV 0998 3 Live At The Ritz — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Live At The Ritz (Album) Enigma Records (3) RRV 0998 3 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Manifest Destiny — Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I.* Manifest Destiny(Flexi, 6", S/Sided) Metal Blade Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
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D1/D2/D4-73407 D.R.I.* "Thrashzone"(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Enigma (4), Metal Blade Records D1/D2/D4-73407 US 1989 Sell This Version

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acidsmiley

acidsmiley

April 10, 2011
DRI in my heart,in my soul and in my veins for...ever!!!!
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