A lot of bands have been described as “legendary” but very few of them really deserve that status. DISCHARGE is hands down among that bunch and the legacy they spawned is the best proof about it that can be shown. Discharge took punk music and pushed it to a new level, creating a sound that influenced a countless amount of musicians, from punk to metal and all through their most extreme branches. These pioneers delivered infamously rabid and furious live shows and we’re way more than proud to release one of them in a remastered edition that gives justice to the energy Discharge were able to create on stage. “Live at the City Garden New Jersey” is one of the most historically important releases on F.O.A.D. Records and we’re stoked to announce that it’s finally out and ready to ship!
Official reissue of this legendary live LP from the band’s golden days, originally released on Clay Records in 1989. A slab of pure rawness that captures these UK Punk icons in an intense, ultra-powerful performance during their legendary 2nd US tour (Northern USA and Canada) in fall 1983. As the original pressing says: “These recordings were taped on the sound desk on the night of the concert and although they may lack the technology of full studio recordings they nevertheless capture the live excitement of a Discharge gig and have been fully approved for release by the group“. In point of fact, this is raw, furious and totally out of control and together with “The nightmare continues” (the other Discharge’s official live album on Clay) it portrays in full effect these D-Beat generators at the top of their game. All their classic anthems are included: “Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing“, “Never again“, “Protest and survive“, “The blood runs red“, “Decontrol” and so on.. And as for all F.O.A.D.‘s releases this has been mastered from the best sounding source in existence at Toxic Basement Studio, keeping the original sonic impact in its most genuine and uncontaminated form, just adding more balance to the instruments and that punch-in-the-face live feel that no band has ever topped.
Served in a thick glossy UV gatefold jacket: the outside is a detailed reproduction of the original sleeve, the inside and insert – all designed and assembled by Rich Militia of SORE THROAT – include a stunning collection of rare photos from that tour (and other shows of the same period), flyers and detailed liner notes. Quoting the ending paragraph: “Live At The City Garden New Jersey is one of the better recordings and performances of the band at this point, and no one can deny the power of tracks like “Anger burning” or “Born to die in the gutter”. They are beyond reproach in my opinion. This is the perfect epitaph to the band’s 1983-1984 period. Lovingly remastered for vinyl by those lunatics at F.O.A.D. Records, and with some finished packaging upgrades, this is not state control, this is Rock’n’Roll!!“. And wait, there’s more.. we have also added an accurate reproduction of the original poster of that tour!!
The die-hard edition has been completely sold-out at the speed of light on preorder, but the solid black one and the very last copies on clear vinyl are still available!
Limited edition on clear vinyl (150 copies)
Black vinyl edition (250 copies)