|September 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF 'PROUD TO BE'
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 12-INCH LP
OUT SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Proud to Be, the Epitaph debut of Dead Fucking Last (referred at as DFL hereafter) will be released on 12-inch LP for the first time on September 11, 2015 to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary. Additionally, two bonus tracks "Decision" and "Follow the Leader" will be released digitally which were previously only available in a 1995 issue of Strength Magazine on flexi disc. There will also be a cassette version released by Burger Records. The band's guitarist and vocalist Monty M. states:
"Since we've gotten back together the response has been fucking out of control! We play old fashioned hardcore and we're stoked Epitaph is bringing our lo-fi sound to a new generation."
DFL's Proud to Be is a bombshell of hardcore energy; a missive from the days of when 20 tracks of adolescent guitar/vocal angst clocked in at 30 minutes. The album was produced by Adam Horowitz of the Beastie Boys, who also wrote the band's original. Read an excerpt here:
"In January 1995, I took a chance and called the group for an audition. I was overwhelmed by their showmanship…and their fresh, outgoing appeal…
The vital characteristics of Dead Fucking Last are their humour and the way each member of the group is able to relate in a spontaneous, witty way to the others.
Offstage, the boys are delightful companions. Onstage, this comes across. There is no jealousy, no individual vanity, and I can’t think of any other group in the U.S. which exceeds them in stage presence.
This is why I’m happy and proud to produce this album. We live in an age of groups, and by the time this album is tattered and worn out with playing, many of DFL’s contemporaries will have dissolved and vanished."
P.S. We happened to get a sneak look at a copy of these notes. We think Adrock’s a gas, too.
Honest Tom and Monty
Proud to Be, The iconic album of the 90s skate punk scene is available for pre-order now at kingsroadmerch.com/epitaphrecords.
Proud to Be Track Listing:
1. Proud To Be DFL
2. Word Of Mouth
3. Lost Cause
4. Return Of The Knucklehead
5. Mr. Popular
6. Function At The Center
7. Home Is Where The Heart Is
8. Hit The Floor
9. Club Stupid
10. Minus Adam
11. Better Off Dead
13. Free Haircut
14. Society's Pressure
15. Self Pity
16. Action Everybody
18. Insane Authority
19. Good Cop, Bad Cop
20. What's The Difference
** Bonus tracks "Decision" and "Follow the Leader" available digitally.