Thursday, 16 February 2017

Sick Of It All


This band gets non-stop requests, and I can't put them off any longer. They are way too essential and in high request demand, so alas, here they are finally. Sick Of It All should be a household name to any hardcore fan, since they've not only had such an influential career, but probably one of the longest in hardcore, even in punk as a whole. Since forming in 1986 in Queens, New York, this band has been touring and releasing album after album. In addition, they've kept the same line-up since the early 90's, so it's been the same four guys just killing it for over twenty years now.


 They first emerged as a fairly typical New York hardcore punk band, with a ton of energy and aggression. But the sound they've really become known (and influential in) is their hardcore/thrash metal crossover, which is a sound that would not exist if Sick of It All hadn't helped pioneer it. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about this band is the quality of their work. They've released a lot of music in their time, and though it never strays from their hardcore origin, they do manage to change things up with some melody, some metal influence, and of course a ton of gang vocals. Each album has been consistently good, making their entire discography worth listening to. For starters though, my recommendations would be Scratch The Surface and Built To Last, since there is a lot of material below to sift through. This band's an essential, a classic, and above all else, just a damn good band. Enjoy.

1. It's Clobberin' Time
2. Just Lies
3. Pete's Sake
4. Friends Like You
5. Bullshit Justice
6. Pay The Price
7. Pushed Too Far
8. Give Respect
9. The Deal
10. N.S./My Revenge

1. The Blood & The Sweat
2. Clobberin' Time/Pay The Price (feat. KRS-one)
3. Give Respect
4. Breeders Of Hate
5. Pushed Too Far
6. Friends Like You
7. B.S. Justice
8. Rat Pack
9. Pete's Sake
10. Stick Together
11. G.I. Joe Headstomp
12. Alone
13. My Life
14. World Full Of Hate
15. My Revenge
16. No Labels
17. Disillusion
18. The Deal
19. Injustice System!

1. What's Going On
2. Betray (Minor Threat cover)
3. We Stand Alone
4. Disillusion (Live)
5. My Revenge / World Full Of Hate (Live)
6. Pete's Sake (Live)
7. Injustice System (Live)
8. The Deal (Live)
9. G.I. Joe Headstomp (Live)
10. Pushed Too Far (Live)
11. The Blood & The Sweat (Live)
12. Politics (Live)

1. We Want The Truth
2. Locomotive
3. The Pain Strikes
4. Shut Me Out
5. What's Goin' On
6. Violent Generation
7. The Shield
8. Violent Generation
9. The Shield
10. Now It's Gone
11. We Stand Alone
12. Will We Survive
13. Indust.

1. No Cure
2. Insurrection
3. Consume
4. Who Sets The Rules
5. Goatless
6. Step Down
7. Maladjusted
8. Scratch The Surface
9. Free Spirit
10. Force My Hand
11. Desperate Fool
12. Return to Reality
13. Farm Team
14. Cease Fire

1. Injustice System
2. It's Clobberin' Time
3. Violent Generation
4. Alone
5. The Pain Strikes
6. Shut Me Out
7. Pushed Too Far
8. Friends Like You
9. Locomotive
10. World Full Of Hate
11. Just Look Around
12. What's Going On
13. Give Respect
14. Disillusion
15. No Labels
16. Pete's Sake
17. G.I. Joe Head Stomp
18. We Want The Truth
19. The Blood & The Sweat
20. The Shield
21. We Stand Alone
22. Indust
23. My Life
24. Betray

1. It's Clobberin' Time
2. Just Lies
3. Pete's Sake
4. Friends Like You
5. Bullshit Justice
6. Pay The Price
7. Pushed Too Far
8. Give Respect
9. The Deal
10. N.S./My Revenge
11. Politics
12. My Life

1. Good Lookin' Out
2. Built To Last
3. Closer
4. One Step Ahead
5. Us Vs. Them
6. Laughingstock
7. Don't Follow
8. Nice
9. Busted
10. Burn 'Em Down
11. End The Era
12. Chip Away
13. Too Late
14. Jungle

1. Potential For A Fall
2. Let Go
3. Soul Be Free

1. Let Go
2. Call To Arms
3. Potential For A Fall
4. Falter
5. The Future Is Mine
6. Guilty
7. Falling Apart
8. Sanctuary
9. Morally Confused
10. Hindsight
11. Martin
12. Pass The Buck
13. Quiet Man
14. Drastic
15. (Just A) Patsy

1. Blown Away
2. Nails
3. The Bland Within
4. Hello Pricks
5. District
6. Disco Sucks Fuck Everything
7. America
8. Hands Tied Eyes Closed
9. Turn My Back
10. Broke Dick
11. Souvenir
12. Cruelty
13. This Day And Age
14. Ruin
15. Cry For Help
16. No Apologies

1. Good Lookin' Out
2. Call To Arms
3. Blown Away
4. Built To Last
5. Just Look Around
6. Let Go
7. Us Vs. Them
8. The Bland Within
9. Disco Sucks Fuck Everything
10. Injustice System
11. Potential For A Fall
12. Scratch The Surface
13. America
14. Straight Ahead
15. Rat Pack
16. Sanctuary
17. My Life
18. Busted
19. Maladjusted
20. Goatless
21. Friends Like You
22. Clobberin' Time
23. Step Down

1. Relentless
2. Who Will Be Next?
3. Can't Wait To Quit

1. Relentless
2. All My Blessings
3. The Land Increases
4. Paper Tiger (Fakin' The Punk)
5. The Innocent
6. Silence
7. For Now
8. View From The Surface
9. Going All Out
10. Rewind
11. Shit Sandwich
12. Butting Heads
13. Take Control
14. Kept In Check
15. On The Brink
16. Trenches

Outtakes For The Outcast (2004)
1. I Believe
2. Stood For Nothing
3. Borstal Breakout
4. Straight Ahead
5. All Hell Breaks Loose
6. My Little World
7. Soul Be Free
8. Blatty (Human Egg)
9. 86
10. Target
11. Rip Off
12. Working Class Kids
13. Never Measure Up
14. The Future Is Mine
15. Just Look Around

1. Take The Night Off
2. Machete
3. Preamble
4. Uprising Nation
5. Always War
6. Die Alone
7. Evil Schemer
8. Leader
9. Make A Mark
10. Forked Tongue
11. The Reason
12. Faithless
13. Fred Army
14. Thick Skin
15. Maria White Trash
16. Don't Join The Crowd [European Bonus Track]

1. Death Or Jail
2. The Divide
3. Dominated
4. A Month Of Sundays
5. Braveheart
6. Bent Outta Shape
7. Lowest Common Demoniator
8. Good Cop
9. Lifeline
10. Watch It Burn
11. Waiting For The Day
12. Long As She's Standing
13. Nobody Rules
14. Dirty Money

1. Clobberin' Time
2. Injustice System
3. Sanctuary
4. Scratch The Surface
5. Us vs. Them
6. The Deal
7. Just Look Around
8. Ratpack
9. World Full Of Hate
10. Pushed Too Far
11. GI Joe Headstomp
12. Never Measure Up
13. Chip Away
14. Busted
15. Locomotive
16. My Life
17. Friends Like You
18. Relentless
19. No Labels
20. Built To Last
21. Clobberin' Time (KRS-One Civilisation mix)

1. Sound The Alarm
2. 2061
3. Road Less Traveled
4. Get Bronx
5. Part Of History
6. Losing War
7. Never Back Down
8. Facing The Abyss
9. Act Your Rage
10. Disconnect Your Flesh
11. Beltway Getaway
12. Sidelined
13. Outgunned
14. Dnc
15. Stand Down
16. With All Disrespect

1. When The Smoke Clears
2. Black Venom
3. Doomed Campaign
4. Blood & Steel
5. Fortress

6 comments:

  1. great band. thanks for this post and for all the htrat work done with this blog

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  2. Haven't listened to this band since junior high. Appreciate the post.

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  3. I'm going to be 49 and I was turned on to SOIA the day of My high school graduation in 86. Every time they play L.A. I'm at there gig and have not missed one since 89. I also tattooed the Alley way Dragon in 89. I feel blessed to have been part of there amazing career. You know the best thing about hardcore and it still remains part of the scene. That there are bands out there that are so humble that You lose the role of a fan and become a friend. Sick of it all is one of those bands and I love em for it. Long live the alleyway

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