Sick of It All Live In A Dive

The third release in Fat's amazing Live In A Dive series comes from a band that has always been better live than in the studio, and this disc shows why. Featuring 23 songs (24 on the vinyl) from every segment of this NYC hardcore legend's 15-year history, the disc packs the combined disorienting wallop of a windmill punch to the temple and a Doc Marten kick in the gut. Outside the rich and clean production, the tracks are recorded live off the board, with warts and all left in for full effect. This is bound to immediately bring back mental images of the band in performance for anyone who has ever seen them in their live glory. And for those who haven't, the CD contains a live video/interview clip to help put it all into perspective. (Fat Wreck)