I81B4U

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I81B4U
I81B4U cover.jpg
EP by Gang Green
Released 1988
Recorded Newbury Sound, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genre Crossover Thrash
Hardcore punk
Speed Metal
Thrash Metal
Length 15:05
Label Roadrunner
Producer Daniel Rey
Ross Humphrey
Gang Green chronology
You Got It
(1987)
I81B4U EP
(1988)
Older... Budweiser
(1989)

I81B4U was an EP from Boston hardcore punk / speed metal band, Gang Green. It was released in 1988, after the previous year's debut for Roadrunner Records, You Got It and before 1989's release, Older... Budweiser.

The title is a reference to Van Halen's album, OU812 released in the same year. I81B4U translates phonetically to "I Ate One Before You".

Overview[edit]

This EP shows the band's musical style as an intermediate point between hardcore punk and speed metal – also known as crossover thrash. Sing-along choruses and distinguished riffs combined with proficient guitar solos are trademarks of both of the former subgenres.

A few songs featured the band's trademark melodic mutant rock and roll style; "Bartender" and "Lost Chapter" have frequently been played during live shows.

Tracks 3 and 5 detail the love of loose women; the lyrics, including titles, contain noticeable sexual innuendo.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Chris Doherty, unless stated
  1. "Bartender" – 3:16
  2. "Lost Chapter" (Joe Gittleman, Doherty) – 2:59
  3. "Rent" – 2:07
  4. "Put Her On Top" – 3:42
  5. "Cum in U" – 3:02

Credits[edit]

  • Chris Doherty – vocals, guitar
  • Fritz Ericson – guitar
  • Joe Gittleman – bass
  • Brian Betzger – drums
  • Recorded and mixed in 1988 at Newbury Sound, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Tracks 1, 2, and 4 produced by Daniel Rey
  • Tracks 3 and 5 produced by Ross Humphrey
  • Engineered by Drew Townson
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne at Frankford/Wayne, New York City, USA
  • Illustrations by Joel Adams

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