In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?
Step On It! - Speak For Yourself
Any good slab o' wax should remind the listener of a certain time and place; only collector-scum buy records and forget about them the minute they update their trade list. Little-known hardcore four-piece Step On It! and its Speak For Yourself EP is one of those memorable records. The band formed as an excuse to tour, which explains naming their band after the Slapshot classic of the same name. The band had a wild and sometimes frantic live show that was often based around this record. Fun Fact No. 1: The Murphy Lee line "We all we got" from "Wat Da Hook Gon' Be?" was the inspiration for the title of the above-song -- which only further dates the release -- and Fun Fact No. 2: I'm on the cover. -- Nick Lucchesi
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