While I'd vowed to cut back on the vinyl repress mania this year, I still found myself drawn to the latest pressing of Dropdead's first album. I'm not sure what it was. I own the original vinyl on Selfless Records from 1993, and since I don't collect Dropdead records, why did I feel the need to buy another copy? Not everything needs to be examined...we don't need a reason for everything, and some things are better left unexplained. I saw it in the store...I slid the vinyl from the sleeve and saw it was on blue wax...I wanted it, so I bought it. Simple as that.
It's hard to believe that this record is 20 years old this year. Still, these songs sound fresh and alive as they jump off the turntable with an incredible amount of anger and urgency. Ahhh...the timelessness of Hardcore.