The Casualties Die Hards on LP
The Casualties are the voice of the disenfranchised, the disillusioned and the dispossessed of this planet. These street fighters are still angry, still political and still keep the heart and spirit of punk alive. This was already the declared aim of The Casualties, when vocalist Jorge Herrera founded the band together with second singer Colin in the year 1990.
Hailing from New York City, they were inspired by early street punks such as The Exploited, Sex Pistols and Charged GBH. The Casualties successfully revived this style with their hard hitting music as well as their visuals and took it to a new level with an impressive track record of nine studio full-lengths, three EPs, three live albums and few compilations so far.
The title of the Casualties 2001 album Die Hards - their fourth full-length and follow-up to 2000's Stay Out of Order - sums up the band to a T and is getting its long awaited reissue on vinyl by Side One Dummy Records.
"This is their most hardest material to date. Jorges vocals is more powerful than ever before, Jakes guitar playing has gotten so much better, and Rick the bassplayer sings some lines in a few of the songs and his vocals just stand out. There are plenty of choruses to get you singing along, but this time around the choruses sounds more gangly.
"The lyrics cover issues about punks, touring in Europe and going broke on tour on the track "No Turning Back," how the Punk Scene has so many stupid rules, working to help parents pay rent, there is also a song all in Spanish for all you Latino Punks, and they even have a song dedicated to Joey Ramone and the rest of The Ramones on the track "Made In N.Y.C." This album is definetley for the Die Hard Casualties fans everywhere. This is worth your money and this album won't disappoint old and new fans." - Carlo Aftershock, Punknews
The Casualties Die Hards Track Listing:
2. City Council
3. Ruining It All
4. Get Off My Back
6. This Is Your Life
7. Die Hards
8. No Turning Back
9. Can’t Stop Us
10. Mierda Mundial
11. Punk Rock
12. Divide And Conquer
13. Made in N.Y.C.