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VERBAL ABUSE
JUST AN AMERICAN BAND/LIVE IN '84
BEER CITY

The punks at Beer City have done the punk community a service by releasing Verbal Abuse's seminal JUST AN AMERICAN BAND album, but they also outdid themselves by adding the band's 1984 live recording from NYC's The Ritz, making this release a 26-track punk rock endeavor. Verbal Abuse may not have received the recognition of Black Flag or The Vandals, but its unchallenged punk rock attitude and unbridled passion for the lifestyle bleeds right through the studio album's cuts, which includes a song Slayer covered on its punk rock cover release ("I Hate You"), as well as 11 other tracks that personify sleeping on people's floors and living on Ramen Noodles and warm beer. The live album, however, shows Verbal Abuse at its best, interacting with the fans and playing with everything they had, making the most of being the opening act at a hometown Ramones show.
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- Mike SOS