VARIOUS - Killed By Death #9

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The Killed By Death series was started by Swedish record collector Johan Kugelberg with the first volume's release in 1988, its name borrowed from a song by the British band Motörhead. Inspired by Tim Warren's Back from the Grave series, Kugelberg was encouraged by Warren to start his own series documenting early punk rock. Among the more obscure tracks by non-mainstream bands was the entire first EP by the Beastie Boys who had since switched from punk to hip-hop. When this first KBD record came out, the Beasties were topping the charts with their album Licensed to Ill while their hardcore punk catalog was out-of-print and selling for large sums on the collectors market, prompting Kugelberg to write in his KBD liner notes, "What do you do when a record becomes filthy expensive? Stick it on a comp."

By the end of 1989 Kugelberg's Redrum Records' had released the first four volumes of Killed By Death, after which a fifth and sixth Killed By Death emerged in 1993, issued by an Australian record collector. Over 30 subsequent volumes of Killed By Death were released during the 1990s, all assembled by various anonymous compilers and released independently of one another. This resulted in the records' diversion from any strict numbering system as no one could predict where and when a particular volume of Killed By Death would hit the streets.

TAPEWORM – Break My Face
TAPEWORM – Blues For An Insurance Salesman
PANICS – I Wanna Kill My Mom
NOTHING – Uniformz
EPICYCLE – You're Not Gonna Get It
ACCIDENT – Kill The Bee Gees
JETSONS – Suicidal Tendencies
SHIRKERS – Drunk & Disorderly
VAINS – School Jerks
GIZMOS – Amerika First
LA PESTE – Better Off Dead
SADO NATION – On Whom They Beat
EX BLANK EX – You're Full Of Shit
BREAKOUTS – In Vagueness Deal
ICE NINE – Revolting Mess