Sleeping Dogs - 1982 - Beware 7'' (US)
Hats off to the first American band on the CRASS label, formerly known as ARSENAL. Both the music and the record cover are important here. The former is off-beat and original, with lots of effects and superior lyrics; the latter is a well-researched expose of American imperialism with poignant essays. This isn't hardcore, it's the hardest-core. A must.
-Ruth Schwartz, from MRR #6, May 1983
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