Origin: Houston, Texas, USA  
Genres: Crossover
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Last update/review: July 1, 2016

D.R.I.

Largely a punk band, especially in the early years, DRI (which, of course, stands for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) influenced many an 80's thrash band and their brand of thrash/punk/hardcore metal remains popular to this day. They are also creators of perhaps the coolest logo in the business. Since their last full-length album in 1995 they've alternated between touring and going on hiatus, not feeling the need to record new material, but that will change in 2016 with the release of an new EP.

Current Members

Kurt Brecht

vocals (Pasadena Napalm Division)

Spike Cassidy

guitars

Harald Oimoen

bass

Walter Ryan

drums

Former Members/Guests

Dennis Johnson

bass

Josh Pappé

bass RIP: January 31, 2020, heart failure, age 53

Mikey Offender

bass

John Menor

bass

Chumly Porter

bass RIP: June 5, 2011, suicide, age 41

Eric Brecht

drums (ex-Hirax)

Felix Griffin

drums (Bat, Blunt Force Trauma, ex-M.O.D.)

Rob Rampy

drums (Denial Fiend)



Discography



D.R.I.  
1982 independent
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Dennis Johnson
  • Eric Brecht



Violent Pacification  EP
1984 independent
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Josh Pappé
  • Eric Brecht



Dealing With It  
1985 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Mikey Offender
  • Felix Griffin



Crossover  
1987 Metal Blade
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Josh Pappé
  • Felix Griffin



Four Of A Kind  
1988 Metal Blade
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Josh Pappé
  • Felix Griffin



Thrashzone  
1989 Metal Blade
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • John Menor
  • Felix Griffin



Definition  
1992 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • John Menor
  • Rob Rampy



Live  
1994 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • John Menor
  • Rob Rampy



Full Speed Ahead  
1995 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Chumly Porter
  • Rob Rampy
1995 Readers' Album #75




But Wait ... There's More!  EP
2016 Beer City
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Harald Oimoen
  • Walter Ryan




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