Urban Waste

Urban Waste

Urban Waste (active 1981-83) was a hardcore punk band that was part of the New York renaissance of hardcore punk in the early 1980s. Much more raw, visceral, and overtly confrontational than their New York punk predecessors, they were contemporaries of Reagan Youth (of which bass player Andy Apathy was an early member), the earliest incarnation of the Beastie Boys, and the Bad Brains. They belonged to a group of bands coming out of the borough of Queens that included Kraut, Gilligan's Revenge (later called Token Entry), Murphy's Law, and the Mob. [ [http://danscheme.blogspot.com/2006/11/interview-billy-philips-of-urban-waste.html Mad at the World: Interview: Billy Philips of URBAN WASTE & MAJOR CONFLICT ] ] The band, like many others of the era, was short-lived, and after the breakup several members went on to form Major Conflict.

Their only recorded material is an eight-song 7", which was released in 1982 on Mob Style Records, the record label of fellow hardcore band The Mob (and later as a 12" on Big City Records). The Urban Waste EP has been released by the New York City label Mad at the World Records in its series of New York hardcore reissues from the early 1980s. [ [http://www.matwrecords.com/urban_waste.html MAD AT THE WORLD records ] ] The EP was also reissued in digital format by the New York based digital label Anthology Recordings. [ [http://www.anthologyrecordings.com/blog_post.asp?blogid=8 Anthology Recordings ] ]

Roger Miret, lead vocalist for New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front, reportedly cited Urban Waste as the band that got him into hardcore, and has mentioned the group as being one of his favorites of the early NYHC scene. [ [http://www.epitaph.com/news/news/703 Epitaph Records: Roger Miret is interviewed by the Pulse Weekly! ] ]


* Urban Waste 7" ep (Mob Style Records, 1982)
* Urban Waste 12"ep reissue (Big City Records)
* Urban Waste CD ep bootleg (Lost and Found Records)
* Urban Waste 12" ep reissue (Mad at the World Records, 2003)
* Urban Waste CD ep reissue (Hungry Eye/ Mad at the World Records, 2003) [ [http://homepages.nyu.edu/~cch223/usa/urbanwaste_main.html KFTH - Urban Waste Page ] ]


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