Classic release of the original EP which was put out a decade ago. The band saved me money by putting this to CD – I burned through about 5 copies of the cassette. This rips from beginning to end. If you like Overkill, this is a staple to the catalog.
20 tracks from their August 22nd performance at the English festival, including ’The Number Of The Beast’, ’Wrathchild’,’Run To The Hills’, ’The Trooper’ and ’Running Free’. 1993 EMI release.
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I bought the original F**k You cassette in the Mid-80’s. It was touted as “The album they tried to ban” It had this real generic white cover on the front, I guess to please the censors/PMRC. But when you opened it up, it had the original Middle Finger artwork inside and you could turn the cover inside out. The sound was totally raw and in your face. 1 studio cut (the title track) and 4 live cuts. This new version has a few more gems tacked on. I’m happy this is released on CD, finally because I was worried about wearing out the tape. This is when Speed Metal was in its infancy and was completely raw. Buy this album, you will NOT be disappointed.
I have the original F**k You CD, I noticed that the band added some more tracks from the newer CDs. I liked the original F.Y. CD. One has to remember that Overkill was not one of the biggest bands in the Eighties. These Guys torn it up Underground, in small venues. The sound quality matches this type of arena. Remember these guys are not a bunch of pansies singin’ girly songs. These guys put out some good METAL. Explore and enjoy!
No i’m not saying this is their best CD, but it’s a very good one none the less. I have all the Overkill CD’s (including this one) and i have had this on cassette. Well what can you say this album is sweet, the song Fuck You rocks! and the live tracks are fairly descent too. The only thing that gets me is the fact that they included E.vil N.ever D.ies, which if you are an overkill buff, this song came out quite awhile after Fuck You, and doesn’t really fit. But don’t let that little thing get you down, i’d highly recommend this CD. Weither your an Overkill fan, or at least liked Taking Over & Feel The Fire, this won’t dissapoint. Normal Metal heads or newbies too Overkill may wanna start at their first CD Feel The Fire then Taking Over, then if you like them, Get this! Then just listen too the rest of Overkill, and you’ll likes.
This is the re-issue of the original ep Overkill released in 1987.This one though includes the out of print Overkill ep and new live tracks.This addition makes the collection a little more improved for die-hards.Purists or casual Metal fans will not like this.The sound of the disc is muddled and scratchy throughout.Only the studio title track sounds fresh and clear.The 1990 live tracks are better sounding than the ones from 1987.Their cover of Black Sabbath’s Hole in the sky is excellent.Overall Overkill fans should get their Wrecking Your Neck-Live set to hear awesome live music.