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SSD RELEASE NEW ‘BOILING POINT’ VIDEO / REMASTERED AUDIO

SSD RELEASE NEW ‘BOILING POINT’ VIDEO / REMASTERED AUDIO
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DELUXE REISSUE OF LP ‘THE KIDS WILL HAVE THEIR SAY’ OUT NOVEMBER 17 VIA ARCHIVAL LABEL, TRUST RECORDS. BOSTON MEET & GREET WITH ALL 4 ORIGINAL MEMBERS NOVEMBER 22 AT NEWBURY COMICS.

Considered to be the 1st Straight Edge Hardcore band, SSD’s highly influential 1982 debut album will be available on vinyl for the first time in over 40 years. Its remastered audio will see its release across digital platforms for the first time ever. Highly influential hardcore and Straight Edge band SSD has revealed a new music video and the remastered audio for ‘Boiling Point’. The classic anthem is the album opener for their long out-of-print classic, ‘The Kids Will Have Their Say’, which has long been heralded as the first straight-edge album and a landmark moment in the history of American hardcore. Of ‘Boiling Point’ SSD frontman / vocalist David “Springa” Spring tells, “It’s kind of my epitaph, my intro to the anger I had to keep bottled up as a child. Because at that time in my life, any display of rebellion was met with severe discipline. Looking back on it now in 2023, I believe it’s become an anthem for all the loners who felt like outcasts at their schools and found unity at the gallery of hardcore.” ‘The Kids Will Have Their Say’ captures a time and an era in the nascent hardcore scene before there were formulas and posturing. It’s an unfiltered artistic statement that’s singular in scope and vision. The Boston act’s debut was extremely limited, never repressed and has gone on to have a life of its own despite the fact the only affordable way to listen to it has been low quality streams on YouTube. Now, after being out of print for 40 years, the album is going to be available on streaming services for the first time ever and will be released on vinyl by archival label, Trust Records on November 20. This deluxe version has been meticulously updated with remastered audio and a painstaking recreation of the iconic cover art, courtesy of Bryan Ray Turcotte. Over the years the mythology of the album has only grown—and this reissue of the album is sure to introduce this prescient and powerful collection of songs to a new generation of fans who never had the opportunity to see the original lineup of guitarist Al Barile, vocalist David “Springa” Spring, bassist Jaime Sciarappa and drummer Chris Foley perform live. Today SSD is pleased to announce that for the first time in 25 years, all four original members will reunite under the same roof for a special meet and greet in Boston to celebrate the reissue. The event takes place on November 22 at Newbury Comics (348 Newbury St.) from 3-5PM – flyer below.

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‘The Kids Will Have Their Say’ – Deluxe Reissue Tracklisting:

SIDE A
1. “Boiling Point”
2. “Fight Them”
3. “Do You Even Care”
4. “Not Normal”
5. “Wasted Youth”
6. “Jock Itch”
7. “Fun to You”
8. “V.A.”
9. “How Much Art”

SIDE B
10. “The Kids Will Have Their Say”
11. “Headed Straight”
12. “War Threat”
13. “Teach Me Violence”
14. “Screw”
15. “Who’s to Judge”
16. “Police Beat”
17. “United”
18. “The End”

Photos by Philin Phlash

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