Siege – “Drop Dead” LP
This 30th anniversary edition features the two bonus tracks from the 2006 reissue and the bonus track from the 2009 reissue, making this the most complete version of the release. These nine tracks were recorded in 1984 at Radio Beat in Boston. This is a classic. A must have for anyone interested in ’80s hardcore. Napalm Death, Infest, Dropdead, Heresy, Neanderthal were all completely influenced by Siege. Listening to this recording again in 2018, I’m struck by the insane level of nihilism and rage that must have possessed these suburban youths – Vietnams’ population suffered the Khmer Rouges’ Year Zero; American music suffered Siege’s Drop Dead.