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Dischord 1981: The Year in Seven Inches

  • 1. Teen Idles - The Teen Idles
    2. Sneakers - The Teen Idles
    3. Get Up and Go - The Teen Idles
    4. Deadhead - The Teen Idles
    5. Fleeting Fury - The Teen Idles
    6. Fiorucci Nightmare - The Teen Idles
    7. Getting in My Way - The Teen Idles
    8. Too Young to Rock - The Teen Idles
    9. Lost in Space - State of Alert (SOA)
    10. Draw Blank - State of Alert (SOA)
    11. Girl Problems - State of Alert (SOA)
    12. Blackout - State of Alert (SOA)
    13. Gate Crashers - State of Alert (SOA)
    14. Warzone - State of Alert (SOA)
    15. Riot - State of Alert (SOA)
    16. Gang Fight - State of Alert (SOA)
    17. Public Defender - State of Alert (SOA)
    18. Gonna Hafta Fight - State of Alert (SOA)
    19. Filler - Minor Threat
    20. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Minor Threat
    21. Seeing Red - Minor Threat
    22. Straight Edge - Minor Threat
    23. Small Man, Big Mouth - Minor Threat
    24. Screaming at a Wall - Minor Threat
    25. Bottled Violence - Minor Threat
    26. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
    27. Religious Ripoff - Government Issue
    28. Fashionite - Government Issue
    29. Rock'n Roll Bullshit - Government Issue
    30. Anarchy Is Dead - Government Issue
    31. Sheer Terror - Government Issue
    32. Asshole - Government Issue
    33. Bored to Death - Government Issue
    34. No Rights - Government Issue
    35. I'm James Dean - Government Issue
    36. Cowboy Fashion - Government Issue
    37. In My Eyes - Minor Threat
    38. Out of Step - Minor Threat
    39. Guilty of Being White - Minor Threat
    40. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Minor Threat
    41. It's About Time That We Had a Change - Youth Brigade
    42. Full Speed Ahead - Youth Brigade
    43. Point of View - Youth Brigade
    44. Barbed Wire - Youth Brigade
    45. Pay No Attention - Youth Brigade
    46. Wrong Decision - Youth Brigade
    47. No Song - Youth Brigade
    48. No Song II - Youth Brigade
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 14

  • Credits
    ProducerIan MacKaye; Skip Groff; Minor Threat
    EngineerDon Zientara

    Personnel: Nathan Strejcek, Ian MacKaye, Henry Garfield, John Stabb (vocals); Mike Hampton , Geordie Grindle, Lyle Preslar (guitar); Jeff Nelson (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Skip Groff.
    Liner Note Author: Jeff Nelson.
    Recording information: Inner Ear Studios (12/1980-07/1981).
    Photographers: Jay Rabinowitz; Susie Josephson.
    Dischord 1981: The Year in Seven Inches tells the story of the origins of the one of the first hardcore punk labels and the early D.C. hardcore scene. When the Teen Idles had no one to release their posthumous record, Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson took $600 in the band's gig money and made it themselves. Like every band on this album, the Teen Idles were meagerly recorded on a four-track, giving them a raw sound that came to characterize the early hardcore scene. The album kicks off with "Teen Idles," a 44-second anthem that ends with the memorable line "We're as idle as teens can get." Debuts of four other D.C. bands follow. A young Henry Garfield (later known as Henry Rollins) is heard chanting with S.O.A. (State of Alert). With the breakup of the Teen Idles, Nelson and MacKaye went onto form Minor Threat, whose classics "Straight Edge" and "Minor Threat" appear along with "In My Eyes" and "Out of Step" from its second EP. The hard-driving, super-fast songs of Government Issue and Youth Brigade bring the record's total to 48 tracks, all for eight bucks. ~ Ron DePasquale

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