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D.R.I. – Dealing With It 1985 Enigma Records – 72069-1

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Dealing With It was the second full length album by D.R.I. and feature a punkier sound that would be found on their later work, but still showed the coming crossover style that the band was known for. Issued on Enigma Records in the United States (72069-1), the album was very influential on the burgeoning thrash metal scene.

Musician like Dave Lombardo from Slayer cite the album as being very influential.


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D.R.I. Trash Zone 1989 – What Was It The Best DRI Album – “Thrash Zone” or “Dealing With It”?

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Was The Best Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Album Thrash Zone or Dealing With It?

Thrash Zone is firth and most successful album by the crossover thrash band D.R.I. It was released on Metal Blade in 1989, but was it the best? Vote below; you can only choose from Trash Zone and Dealing With It.

What Was The Best D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) Album?

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Thrash Zone was the first with Connecticut-born John Menor. John is no longer with the band, but DRI still actively tours in 2019, with Spike and Kurt being the sole original members.

Listen To Trashzone

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No | Title | Length

  1. “Thrashard” 3:40
  2. “Beneath the Wheel” 5:36
  3. “Enemy Within” 2:44
  4. “Strategy” 4:19
  5. “Labeled Uncurable” 3:04
  6. “You Say I’m Scum” 1:55
  7. “Gun Control” 4:59
  8. “Kill the Words” 4:43
  9. “Drown You Out” 2:31
  10. “The Trade” 4:28
  11. “Standing in Line” 1:35
  12. “Give a Hoot” 3:55
  13. “Worker Bee” 0:56
  14. “Abduction” 4:04

DRI is:

Spike Cassidy – Guitar
Kurt Brecht – Vocals
Felix Griffin – Drums
John Menor – Bass