In the early 1980s, Y.D.I. (pronounced: Why-die) put Philadelphia on the map with their ferocious brand of Hardcore. In 1983 they unleashed their debut 7” EP "A Place In The Sun"  a blistering nine-track blast of  american-hardcore fury. Circa-1985 the band changed musical directions and created filthy, metallic, damaged punk.  The “Black Dust” (a concoction of PCP, heroin and formaldehyde) 12”-  LP was YDIs’ final recording and a criminally underrated slab of disgusting mayhem. This double vinyl document contains every known recording of the band.  Also inside is a 10”x10” full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the era. 

Demo 1983


1. Out For Blood

2. Not Shit

3. Rizzo’s Coming Back

4. Another Day

5. Zombie Youth

6. Mad At The World

7. Friends

8. Categorized

9. Why Die ?

10. 1983

11. True Believer

12. Snarling Hate

13. I Killed My Family

14. Get Up And Fight

15. 8th Man


“A Place In The Sun” 7”EP 1983


16. Not Shit

17. 1983

18. Friends

19. Mad At The World

20. Out For Blood

21. Categorized

22. Another Day

23. Get Up And Fight / Zombie Youth

24. Why Die ?


From The V.A. “Get Off My Back” LP 1983


25. Enemy For Life

26. I Killed My Family

“Black Dust” LP 1985


27. Not Without A Fight

28. Get Out

29. Soylent Green

30. Violently Green

31. Bloodletting

32. Haunted House

33. Dying Day

34. Murder Is So Sweet

35. In Ignorance

36. My Hell

37. Black Dust

38. “Evil “ (unreleased Black Dust session)