Vinyl Color: black Release: 2015 Label: NOT LIKE YOU Records
You can't have a discussion about skate punk without the name McRad. Formed by Philadelphia skater Chuck Treece in the early '80s, McRad instantly left a mark on their local scene. Their initial EP "Dominant Force" and the full-length "Absence Of Sanity" became instant classics. An appearance on Thrasher Magazine's "Skate Rock Vol. 2" comp followed with their music being used in classic Powell Peralta skate videos like "Ban This" and "Public Domain" all but assured McRad would go down in skate punk history. "Lion Pure" is a document of those early days with this limited, 2xLP set featuring both "Dominant Force" and "Absence Of Sanity," which have both been out of print since the mid-'80s; tracks from the Thrasher "Skate Rock Vol. 2" comp; and bonus live material including two tracks featuring HR of the Bad Brains.