Faith – “Live at CBGBs December 26 1981” LP
If this live recording of 1981 had been released back in the day it would sit alongside Husker Du’s Land Speed Record as a testament to the mad ferocity and mid-blowing originality that was first-wave American hardcore. I watched Ignition play in around ’88 and to my teenage brain they were like something beamed down from another far more exciting dimension beyond the imagination (and they were supporting Chumbawumba. So you get my point); in that context the thought of Faith playing like this in 1981 is way beyond any mind-blowing dimension. 25 tracks, from two different sets (a support band doing two sets? I don’t know how that works….?), the sound quality is raw, atmospheric, great quality and fucking wild- if you’re a fan of early hardcore this is 100% essential. Have Faith.
ship date is 18th September