Dave Grohl‘s first ever band Scream are reissuing their 1988 debut album ‘No More Censorship.’
The album was initially reissued as a Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive last year but now, the retitled NMC17 (No More Censorship) will see an official release on April 27th, thanks to Southern Lord Records.
Photographer Naomi Petersen found the original master tapes a few year ago and gave them to Scream vocalist Pete Stahl. Stahl later gave them Grohl, who remixed the tapes at his 606 Studio.
Speaking in a press release, Stahl said: “This record was written and recorded during Reagan’s presidency. US foreign policy was being disruptive in Central and Latin America, Iran-Contra… Art and music was being censored.
“Ed Meese, Ronald’s Attorney General was appointed to do a report on the effect of pornography on society. Hearings were held in Congress about lyrics and albums, and warnings were placed on album covers.
“One bitter example being Dead Kennedys, who were taken to court over the Frankenchirst album’s Geiger poster. SCREAM raised money to help in the Dead Kennedys court battle, and more widely participated in benefits to raise money to fight this oppression. So much of what was going on then is still so relevant today. History repeats.”
The reissue will be pressed to silver vinyl and will include photos, lyrics, poetry, and personal writings from the band members during the Grohl era.
You can see the artwork and track listing below.
NMC (No More Censorship) Tracklist:
01. Take It From The Top
02. Something In My Head
04. God Squad
05. Hit Me
07. No More Censorship
08. It’s The Time
09. Fucked Without A Kiss
11. Run To The Sun
12. No Escape
Earlier this year, Dave Grohl appeared in a new promotional video for the Seattle tourism board.
Although born in Ohio and raised in Virginia, Grohl has developed a particular affinity for the Washington state city over the years – something that is, in large part, due to its affiliation with Nirvana and Foo Fighters.