Slapshot Olde Tyme Hardcore on Limited Edition 180g LP
Slapshot was formed in 1985 by Steve Risteen and Mark McKay, formerly of Terminally Ill; Jack "Choke" Kelly, formerly of Negative FX and Last Rights; and Jonathan Anastas, formerly of Decadence and DYS. Due to the reputations of its members, the band had a relatively high profile even before its debut; the zine writer Mike Gitter (who was also an A&R executive) wrote that "Slapshot is a great live act," before they had ever played in public.
Vinyl reissue of the 1996 album, Olde Tyme Hardcore, from Boston's premier hardcore band which kicks things off with a sound bite from the classic 1977 hockey film the band was named after. The album also has a bittersweet place in the band's history as singer Jack Kelly disbanded the group a day after the release of Olde Tyme Hardcore. Allmusic sums up the album as "Furious slabs of straight-edge fury with the wild-eyed abandon of true believers tempered with a bit of wistfulness." The 10-song set is highlighted by the fiery cover of SS Decontrol's "Get It Away."
The original vinyl version of Olde Tyme Hardcore was a single pressing for the European market and it sold out in the first week with prices soaring to over $100. Now it is being made available for the very first time in the USA courtesy of Taang! Records. Limited edition of 1000 copies!
Slapshot Olde Tyme Hardcore Track Listing:
1. Coaches Speech
2. Olde Tyme Hardcore
4. Pennies from Heaven
5. Whats On Your Mind
6. In My Head
7. Lip Service
8. Get It Away
9. If You Had
10. I Knew I'd Lose