I’d be hard pressed to name a hardcore band that had as much influence on me as Sick Of It All. They were most likely the first hardcore band I ever heard. Their importance to hardcore in general can’t be overstated. I saw them on their tour with Biohazard and Sheer Terror years back and from that point I loved hardcore. It’s funny but I can remember seeing the video for Just Look Around on MTV and thinking the world had to be coming to an end. Little did I know the potential for how big hardcore could become.
I was surfing around and saw that Think Fast! was pressing Based on a True Story and scooped that shit up during the pre-order. I love this record. It has that edge that made SOIA the shit back in the day. The jacket is an embosses gatefold that looks pretty bad ass. I think they pressed this on white/black swirl (of 150), gray/black swirl(of 350), and black swirl (of 500). I love this swirl style. I got a couple like this and I really like the way they look.