YDI A Place In The Sun / Black Dust on 2LP
In April 2015, Southern Lord Recordings will release the complete discography of Philadelphia’s iconic hardcore crew, YDI. This double-LP document contains every known recording of the band, as well as a 10” x 10” full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the band’s existing recorded era.
In the early 1980s, YDI (why-die) put Philadelphia on the map with their ferocious brand of speed-obsessed hardcore. Their debut 7” EP, A Place In The Sun, released in 1983, is a nine-track blast of frantic American hardcore fury, with blistering pace and heaps of fuzz that make your speakers crackle.
Come 1985, the band had altered their musical direction, and created filthy, metallic, damaged punk that constantly spirals out of control via scraping guitar-led detours; if you’ve heard Brutal Truth’s cover of the deranged “I Killed My Family” you’ll recognize the unhinged sense of danger that permeates YDI’s output. The Black Dust LP was the band’s final recording and a criminally underrated slab of disgusting mayhem.
Those interested in hearing lesser known original punk documents which still have the capability to amaze should make a point of getting to grips with this comprehensive collection of YDI’s crucial output.
A Place in The Sun
Mike Cole – guitar
Chuck Meehan – bass
Howard Twiggs – drums
Jackal aka Neil Perry – vocals
Michael Kingnigger aka Michael Cole – guitar
Nikki Bones aka Brian Goldstein – bass
Eric Hardlonger aka Eric Peters – drums
Jackal SSexxzzombie aka Neil Perry – vocals