Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

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, the band members are spread out across the country.

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 reknowned 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 be come known as the "crossover" sound.

After the release of their last studio album to date ("Full Speed Ahead" in 1995), D.R.I. continued touring regularly, and went on hiatus on and off, in over the next 20 years. The band did not record any new music until releasing the EP "But Wait... There's More!" in 2016.
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Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Discography Tracks

Albums

D.R.I.* Dealing With It! (Album) Death Records (3), Enigma Records (3) US 1985 Sell This Version
D.R.I.* Crossover (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
D.R.I.* 4 Of A Kind (Album) Roadracer Records Canada 1988 Sell This Version
D.R.I.* Thrash Zone (Album) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Definition (Album) Rotten Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Live (Album, Comp) Rotten Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Full Speed Ahead (Album) Rotten Records US 1995 Sell This Version
ARY-8115 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Skating To Some Fucked Up Shit(LP, Comp, Ltd, Red) Anarchy Music ARY-8115 US 2007 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Live at the Ritz 1987 Beer City Records US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten EP (EP, Album, Comp) Dirty Rotten Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Violent Pacification (EP) R Radical Records US 1984 Sell This Version
D.R.I.* Think For Yourself (Single) Metal Blade Records US 1988 Sell This Version
ROTCD 001 D.R.I.* Dirty Rotten LP(CD, EP) Rotten Records ROTCD 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles / Raw Power (2) Dirty Rotten Imbeciles / Raw Power (2) - The Dirty Rotten Power EP (EP) Killer Release Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles But Wait, There's More! (EP) Beer City Records US 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

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
REST 73770 D.R.I.* Dirtiest...Rottenest(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + Comp) Restless Records REST 73770 US 2003 Sell This Version
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Dirty Rotten Hitz (Comp, Album) Anarchy Music US 2002 Sell This Version

Videos

D.R.I.* Live At The Ritz Enigma Records (3) Europe 1988 Sell This Version
D.R.I.* Live At CBGB's 1984 (Album) Beer City Records US 2005 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none D.R.I.* Manifest Destiny(Flexi, 5") Metal Blade Records none US 1988 Sell This Version