Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

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Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is a hardcore/punk/thrash metal 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 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Dealing With It! album art D.R.I.* Dealing With It! (Album) Death Records (3), Enigma Records (3) 7 73401-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
PCCY-00018 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Crossover album art D.R.I.* Crossover (Album) Restless Records, Death Records (3) PCCY-00018 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
7 73304-2 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - 4 Of A Kind album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles 4 Of A Kind (Album) Roadracer Records 7 73304-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
RO 9429 4 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Thrash Zone album art D.R.I.* Thrash Zone (Album) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records RO 9429 4 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
2093-4 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Definition album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Definition (Album) Rotten Records 2093-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
2096-2 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Live album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Live (Album, Comp) Rotten Records 2096-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2099-2 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Full Speed Ahead album art D.R.I.* Full Speed Ahead (Album) Rotten Records 2099-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
BCCD118 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Live At CBGB's 1984 album art D.R.I.* Live At CBGB's 1984 (Album) Beer City Records BCCD118 US 2005 Sell This Version
ARY 8115 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Skating To Some Fucked Up Shit album art D.R.I.* Skating To Some Fucked Up Shit (Album, Comp) Anarchy Music ARY 8115 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DRR 1983 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Dirty Rotten EP album art D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP (EP, Album, Comp) Dirty Rotten Records DRR 1983 US 1983 Sell This Version
DRI-7-2 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Violent Pacification album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Violent Pacification (EP) R Radical Records DRI-7-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
4BX-75022 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Think For Yourself album art D.R.I.* Think For Yourself (Single) Metal Blade Records 4BX-75022 US 1988 Sell This Version
Release 005 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - The Dirty Rotten Power EP album art 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
BCR212-2 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - But Wait, There's More! album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles But Wait, There's More! (EP) Beer City Records BCR212-2 US 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

CLP 1152-2 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Greatest Hits album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Deadline Music CLP 1152-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
REST 73770 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Dirtiest...Rottenest album art D.R.I.* Dirtiest...Rottenest (Album) Restless Records REST 73770 US 2003 Sell This Version
RRS84 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Violent Pacification And More Rotten Hits 1983-1987 album art Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Violent Pacification And More Rotten Hits 1983-1987(LP, Comp, Ltd) Radiation Reissues RRS84 Italy 2018 Sell This Version

Videos

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

Miscellaneous

none Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Manifest Destiny album art D.R.I.* Manifest Destiny(Flexi, 5") Metal Blade Records none US 1988 Sell This Version