Painkiller and Warthog Speak have teamed up to bring you two EP’s worth of the finest hardcore that Massachusetts has had to offer in the past 20 years. Fit For Abuse released just one 12-track EP in 1996, then recorded sporadically between 1998 and 2003, splitting time with a couple of different singers, and yielding a grand total of 4 released tracks. These two records compile 13 unreleased tracks from 1996-1998 that represent all of their unreleased material.
FIT FOR ABUSE – The Psycho Ray Sessions 7″
After the release of the original “Mindless Violence” EP, original singer Matt Kelly took a job beating the skins for the Dropkick Murphys, and local legend “Psycho” Ray Damien was recruited as FFA’s new frontman. The band existed for a year or two with this lineup and recorded 8 tracks for an EP that was originally slated for release on the Dropkicks’ label Flat Records, but for one reason or another, the record never made it beyond the studio and just a single track — “Four More Years” — was released on a Suburban Voice freebie 7″ compilation. Lo-fi, unmixed versions of these songs have circulated around the internet for many years, but we were finally able to track down the closest existing thing to a master tape to bring you this record, featuring six “new” cuts and two re-recorded demo songs. Unrelenting Massachusetts hardcore at its finest! One time pressing of 500 copies.