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SSD to re-release ‘Kids Will Have Their Say.’


Famed Boston hardcore crew SSD will re-release their 1982 album ‘Kids Will Have Their Say’ next year after signing with Trust Records.

It’ll be the first time in 40 years the straight-edge band’s debut has been made available on vinyl and the remastered audio – which will also hit streaming services – will arrive with a 20-page booklet of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.

Guitarist Al Barile said: “SSD fans have been asking for ‘The Kids Will Have Their Say’ since it went out of print 40 years ago. A few years ago, Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks told me about Trust Records, and it sounded like it might be a good fit.

“I talked with [Trust’s] Joe Nelson about the record for almost two years and with each text, phone call, and discussion, the fit came together. It feels like a perfect marriage.”

The ‘Kids Will Have Their Say’ reissue is set for release next Spring. To celebrate, Trust got Chris Wrenn Of Bridge9 Records to put together a This Is Boston playlist, featuring SSD alongside tracks from the likes of Jerry’s Kids, Gang Green, Negative FX, Converge and Bane.

Al Barile and Fiddlehead’s Pat Flynn talk Boston and hardcore to mark the reissue: 

The label also sought out some well-known SSD (SS Decontrol) fans. “I remember hearing about them for the first time around the same time we started hearing about East Coast and Midwest hardcore through Maximum Rocknroll,” said Duff McKagan from Guns N Roses.

“Of course, there was Die Kreuzen, Misfits, Minor Threat; but SS Decontrol also really stood out. They took what Minor Threat were doing but made it more militant, more organised. They became Boston’s band. For us in Seattle, that was proof that punk rock was spreading.”

Trust was launched in October 2020 as a home for classic punk and hardcore records. Its current focus is a 40th Anniversary deluxe reissue of Circle Jerks‘Group Sex’, with ‘Wild in the Streets’ due to follow. The label’s plans also include releasing ‘Sound & Fury’ by Youth Brigade and Agression’s ‘Don’t Be Mistaken’. Meanwhile, Trust’s deluxe reissue of 7Seconds’ ‘The Crew’ is due out later this month.

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