"Outtakes for the Outcasts" (Fat Wreck; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Sick of it All have become the elder statesmen of hardcore through sheer perseverance and the New York quartet's latest release of B-sides, live cuts, and rarities celebrates the outfit's longevity. 

Cleaning out the closets, the band has uncovered fifteen tracks for all of its fans to enjoy, ranging from the Sham 69 classic "Borstal Breakout" to the gritty punk rock of "My Little World."

While some of these tracks can be found on tribute albums and film soundtracks, the majority of the material has been released for the first time for both longtime fans and newcomers to enjoy, and makes for a nice complement to your Sick of it All collection. 

Spanning a 12-year timeframe, "Outtakes for the Outcasts" fills in the gaps and properly unleashes the unheard aggression by these hardcore pioneers. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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