The Traitors

Everything Went Shit: Lost and Collected Tracks

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Something of a greatest hits for the infamous Chicago punk band, whose members are also alumni of such acts as Apocalypse Hoboken, the Alkaline Trio, No Empathy, and the Atari Star, this album contains 33 tunes from out of print 7"s, comp tracks, unreleased songs, and much more. With the aggression of early Black Flag material and the angst to back it up, the Traitors succeeded in pissing off just about everyone in the Chicago punk scene, eventually earning the title of "Most Hated Band in Chicago." While the vocals are snotty and the lyrics quite often juvenile, the band seemingly accomplished their objective of eliciting an extreme response from their crowds. This is surely proof of it all.

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