Ladies and gentlemen, punkers and skins, we are proud to announce that the long talked about vinyl re-release of recordings by Mr. Dancey’s 1980s hardcore punk outfit is now a reality.
The band in question, Born Without a Face, was active from 1983 to 1986. The group had a ferocious guitar-driven sound with metallic influences, though the playing was always too raw to be considered metal. The band’s recorded output consisted of two cassette tapes, “Psych!” (1984) and “Freakshow” (1985), and two 7” vinyl EPs, “The Unbecoming” (1986) and “Worship” (1987), all on the band’s own Crucible imprint. After recording the final EP, Born Without A Face disintegrated.
“Born Without A Face Sound Recordings, 1984-1986”, out now on Detroit’s Sargent Cherry Records, consists of 23 tracks spread out over two 12-inch LPs on 210-gram vinyl, each in its own hand-silkscreened sleeve. The first LP collects all the tracks from the the band’s “Freakshow” cassette and puts them on one record, restored and re-mastered from the original studio tapes. Until now, “Freakshow” has never been available on vinyl or CD. The second LP collects songs that were originally released on the band’s two 7″ EPs. Also included in this set is a 22-track CD (vinyl includes one bonus track), three original 11” X 17” screen-printed release posters, and a sticker, all enclosed in a handmade 19″ x13″ magnetic-closure portfolio.
Check it out: bornwithoutaface.com