Legendary hardcore/thrash/crossover act, CRUMBSUCKERS, has premiered two tracks from the band’s upcoming digital releases of early rare recordings, Demos and Live at CBGB 1984-1985. The two albums will release this Friday, along with Basement Tapes, via Dead City Records. Stream “Be Yourself” from Live at CBGB 1984-1985 and “Live to Work” from Demos below!
Compiled by original singer, Dave Brady, this will be the first time these recordings will be available digitally. All recorded before Brady’s departure from the band, Demos features early versions of songs which later appeared on the band’s debut album Life of Dreams. Basement Tapes includes early and alternate versions of songs recorded in their rawest form, originally meant for the band’s ears only and recorded at various early practice sessions. And finally, Live at CBGB 1984-1985 contains great quality early live recordings from the CBGB’s soundboard. Dead City Records is proud to make the tracks available digitally worldwide for the first time.
“Direct from my personal archive of recordings comes the early days of Crumbsuckers material,” commented Brady. “These are some of the earliest surviving recordings of the band, and you can hear the progress from our punk rock roots to what would be called the ‘crossover’ days of the mid-80s. This is the whole enchilada – from basement tapes, to pro demos and some choice early CBGB board recordings.”
Crumbsuckers formed in 1982 in Long Island, N.Y. as a party band covering songs by notable acts such as Minor Threat, Bad Brains and Kraut. The band was best known for the release of the classic and highly influential albums Life of Dreams in 1986 and Beast on my Back in 1998 before disbanding soon after.
Stay tuned for more information on Crumbsuckers and Demos, Basement Tapes and Live at CBGB 1984-1985, available digitally for the first time ever this week on Dead City Records.