ANTIDOTE – Thou Shalt Not Kill

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"This hooked-up reissue of NYHC pioneers ANTIDOTE’s action-packed 1983 EP includes a bunch of early demo tracks as well as a full live set from CBGBs, making it a rather hearty meal. The original record is great, exemplifying the kind of raw vitality and anthemic energy that New York punks would echo for decades to come. Like all the best hardcore from this era, it sounds pretty fresh even today. Unlike some archival releases, the extra material here is well worth a listen. Recorded at BAD BRAINS producer Jerry Williams’s 171-A Studio, the ’82 demo sessions provide a glimpse at the group’s scrappy beginnings and progression into becoming the furious first-wave thrash unit we know them as. The CBs material is particularly compelling, as it showcases dimensions of their sound from that era that don’t appear to be captured on record anywhere else. Live, the band’s proficient ripping is strewn with sinister instrumental panache that adds some awesome and unexpected depth to their identity (check out that sick rendition of “Deadly Rain”). None of the bonus stuff has ever been released in any sort of official capacity until now, and the LP comes with a 12×12″ 16-page booklet with photos, flyers, and liner notes. There’s no denying ANTIDOTE’s rightful place in the hardcore hall of fame, and this record provides more proof than ever before."   - Jason Harding, MRR

Thou Shalt Not Kill EP
A1 Life As One
A2 Nazi Youth
A3 Real Deal
A4 Foreign Job-Lot
A5 Zero Mentality
A6 Got Me On The Line
A7 Die At War
A8 Something Must Be Done
1982 Demos
A9 Die At War
A10 Leave It Behind
A11 Him
A12 Them Or Us
A13 Deadly Rain
A14 Job Well Done
A15 Life As One
A16 Nazi Youth
A17 Die At War
Live At CBGB - June 11, 1983
B1 Foreign Job-Lot
B2 Something Must Be Done
B2 Deadly Rain
B4 Got Me On The Line
B5 You Say You Didn't But You Did
B6 Life As One
B7 Nazi Youth
B8 Herpes R Forever
B9 Unaffected
B10 Live For Nothing
B11 Real Deal
B12 Zero Mentality