Saturday, 2 July 2016


"drop dead"
Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Relapse
Format:  CD,  EP, cassette
Tracks: 12
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore

Drop Dead is an album originally released in 1984 by Weymouth hardcore band Siege. It is the only album the band ever released. The original "album" was a self-released demo cassette with six songs recorded at Radiobeat studios in Boston and produced by Lou Giordano. There were also three songs recorded for Pushead's Cleanse the Bacteria hardcore compilation. When the album was finally given a proper (i.e., non-bootleg) release on CD by Relapse Records in 1994, the three Cleanse the Bacteria tracks were added to the original six demo tape songs. Deep Six Records then re-released the album on 12" vinyl in 2004, with the identical tracklist to the Relapse reissue, being the original six songs with the same three compilation tracks added. These nine tracks were the only things recorded by Siege until they reformed in 1991 with Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt on lead vocals and recorded a demo tape from which one song, "Cameras", was released in 2004 on the 13 Bands Who Think You're Gay compilation album. A total of four songs were recorded in this session, the final three of which did not appear until their release in 2014 as the Lost Session '91 7" on Patac Records. However, two separate additional reissues of the original Siege material done on lp in 2006 and 2009 by the Deep Six record label contained an additional three tracks, "Two-Faced," "Trained To Kill," and "Questions Behind The Wall". These tracks are unreleased tracks from the original Drop Dead sessions from 1984. In 2015, Deep Six reissued the album on LP and CD, including all three bonus tracks.
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