Hailing from the Jersey Shore, the Worst began their career in the late 1970s playing frequent gigs at legendary New York City dives like Max's Kansas City and CBGB, drawing on the proto-punk sounds of the Stooges and MC5 and refining it into their own brand of proto-hardcore. By the early 1980s the band stripped things down even further to a high velocity hardcore sound and kicked off the legendary Mutha label with the release of their debut 7" in 1982. Their follow-up release, the "Expect The Worst" 12" from 1984, finds the band hitting their loud and fast peak with precision songwriting and performing rarely matched by other hardcore bands of the time. These vinyl releases have gone on to become top-shelf collector's items, and rightfully so given the quality of the tunes contained within.
Originally released on CD in 2004 by Parts Unknown Records, this LP version combines both of The Worst's incendiary vinyl releases with an 8-song live set recorded at the legendary Max's Kansas City in 1979. Also includes a 12-page, 12"x12" booklet containing rare flyers and photos, plus newly-penned liner notes by vocalist Do-It.
Pressing of 1000 copies.
Track Listing : "The Worst" 7" EP 1982 01. Time Zone 02. High Velocity 03. Futur 04. Frustration 05. Don't Be Afraid
"Expect The Worst" 12" 1983 06. We Are Those 07. Emergency Room 08. I Don't Know 09. Going To New York 10. Go To Hell 11. Face 12. City Of Sin 13. Loud & Fast 14. I Wanna Stop
Live At Max's Kansas City 1979 15. Make No Sense 16. Steppin' Stone 17. My Love Is Contraband 18. Don't Know Me 19. Your Mind 20. I Hate You Can't You See 21. Destroy 22. No Shit
INFORMATION FOR VINYL ORDERS
All LPs are sent in robust vinyl mailers to avoid any cosmetic damage during transit, but note that the store isn't responsible for seam splits, bent corners and potential sound issues.