Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Also known as D. R. I., D.R.I, D.R.I., D.R.J., DRI, DxRxIx
Members of Dirty Rotten Imbeciles: Dennis Johnson (3), Eric Brecht, Felix Griffin, Harald Oimoen, John Menor, Josh Pappe, Kurt Brecht, Mikey Offender, Rob Rampy, Sebastian Amok, Spike Cassidy
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.dirtyrottenimbeciles.com, http://www.myspace.com/dri2, https://www.facebook.com/pages/DRI/137263955229

Discography of Dirty Rotten Imbeciles:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rock Against Reagan (Live 1983 / 1984) 41 Audio 2004 No Economy Records
2 Dirty Rotten LP 22 Audio 1983
3 Dirty Rotten / Violent Pacification 26 Audio 1988 Fringe Product
4 Dealing With It! 25 Audio 1985
5 Dealing With It 25 Audio 1987 Restless Records
6 Thrash Zone 14 Audio 1989
7 Crossover 12 Audio 1992 Rotten Records
8 Dealing With It! 25 Audio 1994 Rotten Records
9 Definition 13 Audio 1992 Rotten Records
10 Dirty Rotten LP 28 Audio 1987 Rotten Records
11 4 Of A Kind 11 Audio 1992 Metal Blade Records
12 Full Speed Ahead 16 Audio 1995 Rotten Records
13 Live 16 Audio 1994 Rotten Records
14 Thrash Zone 14 Audio 1989 Roadracer Records
15 4 Of A Kind 11 Audio 1988
16 Manifest Destiny 3 Audio 1988 Metal Blade Records
17 Violent Pacification 4 Audio 1984 R Radical Records
18 Crossover 12 Audio 1987
19 Live At CBGB's 1984 87 Audio 2005 Beer City Records
20 Live At The Ritz 31 Audio 2001 Rotten Records
21 The Dirty Rotten CD 49 Audio 2002 Beer City Records
22 Dealing With It 37 Audio 2003 Beer City Records
23 Live At The Ritz 18 Audio 1988 Enigma Records (3)
24 Dealing With It 25 Audio 1988 Roadrunner Records
25 Crossover 12 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
26 Thrash Zone 13 Audio 1989 Roadracer Records
27 Dealing With It 25 Audio 1985 Armageddon (3)
28 Dirtiest...Rottenest 28 Audio 2003-06-03 Restless Records
29 Dirty Rotten Ep 22 Audio 1983-03-00 Dirty Rotten Records
30 Thrash Zone 13 Audio 1989 Metal Blade Records
31 Crossover 12 Audio 1987
32 Dirty Rotten LP 28 Audio 1988 Roadrunner Records
33 Thrash Zone 12 Audio 1989 Metal Blade Records
34 4 Of A Kind 13 Audio 1988
35 Dealing With It 25 Audio 2003 Beer City Records
36 Thrash Zone 14 Audio 1989
37 Violent Pacification 4 Audio 1984 R Radical Records
38 Dealing With It 25 Audio 1985 Armageddon (3)
39 4 Of A Kind 11 Audio 1988 Metal Blade Records
40 Crossover 12 Audio 1987 Metal Blade Records
41 Definition 13 Audio 1992 Rotten Records
42 4 Of A Kind 13 Audio 1988 Virgin
43 Live At CBGB's 1984 40 Audio 2005 Beer City Records
44 Crossover 12 Audio 1987 Metal Blade Records
45 Dirty Rotten EP 22 Audio 2010-06-00 Beer City Records
46 Violent Pacification 4 Audio 2010-06-00 Beer City Records
47 Dealing With It! 25 Audio 1985
48 Crossover 12 Audio 1987 Restless Records
49 4 Of A Kind 11 Audio 1988
50 Dirty Rotten LP 26 Audio 1988 Fringe Product


Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is a hardcore/punk/thrash metal band. Frequently credited as the abbreviated D.R.I. Although they began in Houston, TX, in 1982, the band relocated to San Francisco, CA, in 1983 and are generally associated with both cities. Today, the band members are spread out across the country.

D.R.I. is led by founding members Kurt Brecht (vocals) and Spike Cassidy (guitar). The band's name was taken from one of the insults that Brecht's father hurled at the group, who practiced at the Brecht family home, when they first started playing together. In the beginning, D.R.I. was a hardcore punk band and was reknowned for their extremely short and fast songs (their debut EP featured 22 songs in 18 minutes). By the mid-1980s, the band was one of the first to mix hardcore punk and thrash metal, which would be come known as the "crossover" sound.

D.R.I. has not released an album of new material since 1995's "Full Speed Ahead" but still tour regularly.


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