In the annals of early 80’s American Hardcore, no compilation holds more seminal weight than ‘Charred Remains’. Initially released in 1982 on cassette through Bob Moore’s Version Sound label and available in limited supply, the release served the world the first earfuls of such groundbreaking and legendary bands such as Husker Du, Die Kreuzen, Void, Violent Apathy, Toxic Reasons, Articles of Faith, Rebel Truth, Personality Crisis and Sin 34. Besides the actual sounds contained on the tape, ‘Charred Remains’ was a testament to that primary quake of DIY ethics that empowered many a short haired youngster to start bands, record labels and fanzines and forge the underground to where it is today. To find an actual original copy of this compilation and not have to give up a kidney in exchange would be quite a feat, but now Radio Raheem waves their magic wand and ‘Charred Remains’ is something for everyone to enjoy in the vinyl format. Painstakingly remastered from the original 1/4" master tapes, with liner notes from Die Kreuzen vocalist Dan Kubelski, ‘Charred Remains’ is rescued from the collector ghetto and plopped right down into your lap to behold.