Verbal Assault – “Trial” LP
Classic Rhode Island hardcore – Verbal Assault’s 1987 masterpiece finally re-issued and remastered. Originally released in 1987, Verbal Assault bridged the gap between “heavy” hardcore and “smart” hardcore – playing extensively with everyone from Agnostic Front to Fugazi.
Pop trivia facts: Brothers Tom and Chris Gorman (on guitar and drums respectively), post Verbal Assault, went on to play in indie-pop sensations Belly, releasing records on 4AD Records and touring with REM etc. Also, the eyes that are incorporated into the Verbal Assault circle-logo are taken from a magazine photo of… Sinead O’Connor.