Various - The Big Apple - Rotten To The Core

Various - The Big Apple - Rotten To The Core

Original Release Date


Release Information

US LP 1982 (S.I.N. - ORIGINAL SIN #2)

A1 Ism - John Hinckley Jr. (What Has Jodie Foster Done To You?) 1:49
A2 Squirm - Fuck You Brooke Shields 1:26
A3 Butch Lust And The Hypocrites - Smashed Rats 2:20
A4 The Mob - Common Criminal 1:18
A5 Killer Instinct - Killer Instinct 2:28
A6 The Headlickers - House Of Detention 1:30
A7 Squirm - Dead Girls Don't Say No 1:05
A8 Butch Lust And The Hypocrites - You're Nothing But Make Up 1:15
A9 Ism - Proud To Be Guilty 3:57
A10 Squirm - Love Someone 1:34
B1 Ism - Moon The Moonies 2:07
B2 The Headlickers - Hey Mom 2:53
B3 The Mob - 101 1:13
B4 Squirm - Shanghai A-Go-Go 1:16
B5 Killer Instinct - Torture You First 1:41
B6 Butch Lust And The Hypocrites - Nervousness And Anger 1:15
B7 The Headlickers - 1,2,3,4 1:31
B8 Ism - Nixon Now More Than Ever 0:38
B9 Squirm - Go Die 0:57
B10 Butch Lust And The Hypocrites - Degenerate World 3:53

Chart Placings



Album concept: Bob Sallese/Jism

Compiled and Edited at Tiki Studios, N.Y.
Engineer: Fred ("No Time To Think") Guarino
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne, N.Y.C.
Special thanks to Phil ("You Guys") McCafferty
Sleeve Design: Sallese/Jism
Cover Photos: Scott Eisner
Artwork: Debbie Kupcewicz

Butch Lust And The Hypocrites
Guitar – Lenny Steel
Bass – Sayge Mott
Drums – Ace In The Hole
Vocals – Butch
Backing Vocals on "Smashed Rats": Eugene, Vin Cin, J.P.

The Headlickers
Throat – Mommar
Lead Guitar – Steve
Guitar – Robert Nova
Bass – Dick Brain
Drums – Jock
Engineer: Fred Guarino

Mouth, B&W's - Jism
Guitar, Vocals – Jon Styles
Drums – Greg Psomas
Bass, Vocals – Stuart Lowden
Special thanks to Cozmo on Bass

Killer Instinct
Drums – Bobby Skull
Bass – Kitty Hawk
Guitar – Jet Suicide
Vocals – Carolyn "Eugene" Lengal
Recorded ay Rock Bite Studios NYC
Produced by Killer Instinct
Special thanks to Danny for engineering

The Mob
Vocals – Ralph Gabbie
Guitar, Vocals – Jack Flanagan
Bass – Jose Gonzales
Drums – Jamie Shanahan
Produced and mixed by Jay Dublee
Assisted by Ras Louie
Recorded at Hi-Five Studios NYC

Drums – Neil
Vocals - Lee
Guitars, Vocals – David
Bass, Vocals – Igor
Produced by Squirm
Recorded at Dip Studios, New York
Engineered by Doug

Reviews & Opinions

JEFF BALE, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #3, NOVEMBER 1982: A new sampler of mostly unknown New York groups. It features stuttering thrash by the MOB and SQUIRM, but most of of the music and themes are rooted firmly in the garage punk tradition. The best garage group is ISM, who should get kudos for both their political lyrics and the best song title of the year-- " Moon the Moonies. " The HEADLICKERS, BUTCH LUST & THE HYPOCRITES, and KILLER INSTINCT have more of a rock-HM origin, but the latter are real fast. This record is uneven but it does contain some gems.

Additional Notes

A follow-up compilation entirled The Big Apple - Rotten To The Core Vol 2: Sin City...5 Years Later came out, er, five years later, in 1987.


Various - The Big Apple - Rotten To The Core - US LP 1982 (S.I.N. - ORIGINAL SIN #2)Various - The Big Apple - Rotten To The Core - US LP 1982 (S.I.N. - ORIGINAL SIN #2)

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