No Illusions

Vinyl // 7"


note, we are down to the last few copies of this ep. Ann Arbor Michigan's the State, are one of the rawest and most powerful hardcore bands of the early 80's. Sadly overlooked, the State has had a cult following among collectors and hardcore maniacs in the midwest since the glory days of the early 80s. After a dodgey European bootleg of this 7" the band, Havoc and Grand Theft Audio have teamed up to give this lost classic a proper re issue. Recorded in 1983 by the State with production assistance from Ron Asheton of the Stooges, this is totally icindiery raw, pissed off early 80's hardcore punk. The anger and raw energy on this disk capture the frustration and angst of growing up punk in Reagan's America. Musically it's a raw hardcore assault on the lines of Discharge, Negative Approach, Necros or the Fix.  We took great pains to re produce the original layout and artwork and mastered the vinyl from the original tapes. This re issue is limited to 1000 copies. Grand Theft Audio will follow this up with a proper CD re issue with lots of additional material.

Release Date: 
March 2005
Pressing Info: 


First pressing, March, 2005: 900 black vinyl, 100 Red vinyl.Second Pressing, March 2006: 2000 Black vinyl.

Track Listing: 


A: Subvert/New Right/Attention/Hard LineB: No Illusions/Police State/Girl Violence

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