Hardcore ’82! Canadian legends, the Dayglow Abortions’ unreleased recording session at the Metropole by Scott Henderson on vinyl for the first time! Wild and obnoxious West Coast hardcore laden with political satire. 7 carefully remastered songs. Their early history and controversial lyrics explained in a generous 12 page booklet with rare photos and art packed in a bright neon orange cover. Dayglow with a “W” cuz it’s 1982 ! 500 copies.
Our take: Wake Up, It’s Time to Die is the first vinyl release of a 1982 recording session from this long-running Canadian hardcore band. Recorded between their ultra-rare Out of the Womb 12” and their high-water mark, the Feed Us a Fetus LP, the raw recording and loose playing give these tracks a more traditional US hardcore sound than the band’s two official vinyl releases. I know about half the tracks from Feed Us a Fetus, but the others are new to me. These new-to-me tracks find the band pushing their satirical lyrics to the limits of good taste. It’s hard to know where those limits were in 1982, but some of this stuff wouldn’t fly in 2020. It’s more than just empty provocation, though. “Whiter than Hitler,” for instance, points out the absurdity of the very idea of racial purity. Some people will love this because it’s provocative, some will think it goes too far, and some people won't care either way and will just appreciate the ripping vintage USHC. The vinyl version comes with a big booklet and it’s already sold out from the label, so if you’re interested you shouldn’t wait around too long.