The Abused – “Loud And Clear” LP
The Bronx’s original drug free youth. Mandatory for anyone interested in New York City hardcore. The first fully-authorized re-issue of the “Loud And Clear” EP- originally released in 1983 in a run of 500 copies (not suprisingly, worth lota-lota money these days). Pressed in the LP format by Radio Raheem in 2013, this 21-track collection is rounded out by the band’s 1982 demo and never-before-heard live material. Also included is a 24-page, full-color booklet containing photos, lyrics and the band’s infamous show flyers drawn by their vocalist Kevin Crowley, as well as a sticker sheet replicating original Abused sticker designs.