Scream’s seminal 1988 LP No More Censorship gets the reissue treatment courtesy of Southern Lord (Earth, Goatsnake). The group’s first album to feature Dave Grohl - on drums, fortunately - NMC17 is as vital a snapshot into the 1980s DC hardcore scene as Bad Brains’s I Against I or Fugazi’s 13 Songs. This new version saw the original mixes run through the desk at Grohl’s studio and comes with some nice photos of the band in their pomp.
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8/10 Tom Customer review, 24th May 2018
This Southern Lord records reissue of legendary Washington DC punk band Scream's fourth album No More Censorship was originally released for Record Store Day 2017, awkwardly on the 29th anniversary of its initial release. However the wide release in April 2018 making the 30th anniversary has a much nicer ring to it.
Aside from the fact that it was their first record not to be released on Dischord Records, the album is also notable for being the first Scream record to feature a little-known chap called Dave Grohl on drums whose pulverising precision is immediately noticeable. This was the most polished Scream record up to this point (check the acoustic guitars on the title track!), and while it may not have the ferocious energy of their debut Still Screaming, there's plenty to like about the album with its clear Husker Du influence.
Within 2 years the band imploded and Grohl joined some band called Nirvana. I think they had a radio hit with "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
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