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Speak English or Die

Stormtroopers of Death

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 30th, 1985
Catalog ID:
MRIT1269
Version desc.:
US
Label:
Megaforce Records
Format:
Cassette
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 86%)
Side A
1. March of the S.O.D. 01:28   instrumental
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2. Sargent "D" & the S.O.D. 02:25   Show lyrics
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3. Kill Yourself 02:12   Show lyrics
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4. Milano Mosh 01:34   Show lyrics
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5. Speak English or Die 02:26   Show lyrics
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6. United Forces 01:54   Show lyrics
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7. Chromatic Death 00:44   Show lyrics
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8. Pi Alpha Nu 01:10   Show lyrics
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9. Anti-Procrastination Song 00:08   Show lyrics
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10. What's That Noise 01:02   Show lyrics
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Side B
11. Freddy Krueger 02:33   Show lyrics
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12. Milk 01:57   Show lyrics
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13. Pre-Menstrual Princess Blues 01:22   Show lyrics
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14. Pussy Whipped 02:15   Show lyrics
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15. Fist Banging Mania 02:06   Show lyrics
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16. No Turning Back 00:53   Show lyrics
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17. Fuck the Middle East 00:29   Show lyrics
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18. Douche Crew 01:38   Show lyrics
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19. Hey Gordy! 00:09   Show lyrics
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20. Ballad of Jimi Hendrix 00:07   Show lyrics
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21. Diamonds and Rust (Extended Version) 00:04   Show lyrics
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Band members
Billy Milano Vocals
Charlie Benante Drums, Vocals (backing), Guitar Solo (6)
Dan Lilker Bass, Vocals (backing)
Scott Ian Guitars
Miscellaneous staff
Sjouke Bakker CD Art (20th Anniversary Edition)
Joe Darone Artwork (Platinum Edition), Collage ('99)
Dr. Timo G. Less Engineering (Platinum Edition studio bonus tracks), Remastering (Platinum Edition)
HBC Mastering (Europe vinyl)
Charlie Benante Cover art, Collage ('85)
Jason Rosenfeld Photography
Jon Zazula Executive producer
Scott Ian Producer
Alex Perialas Engineering, Producer
Jeanette Andersson Layout (Sweden PIC vinyl)
Billy Milano Vocals
Charlie Benante Drums, Vocals (backing), Guitar Solo (6)
Dan Lilker Bass, Vocals (backing)
Scott Ian Guitars
Sjouke Bakker CD Art (20th Anniversary Edition)
Joe Darone Artwork (Platinum Edition), Collage ('99)
Dr. Timo G. Less Engineering (Platinum Edition studio bonus tracks), Remastering (Platinum Edition)
HBC Mastering (Europe vinyl)
Charlie Benante Cover art, Collage ('85)
Jason Rosenfeld Photography
Jon Zazula Executive producer
Scott Ian Producer
Alex Perialas Engineering, Producer
Jeanette Andersson Layout (Sweden PIC vinyl)
Read Sargent “D”'ll make you... 100% Metal_Thrasher90 May 12th, 2014
Read A solid slab of fast... 75% ViciousFriendlyFish December 14th, 2013
Read Switch your brains off and... 65% kluseba April 16th, 2012
Read Gut-bustingly epic and... 95% hells_unicorn January 15th, 2011
Read Fun crossover 90% jugchord07 April 2nd, 2010
Read Lemme tell ya something... 87% BastardHead April 9th, 2008
Read Worship this album or die 99% morbert March 26th, 2008
Read What? No Sense of Humor? 78% DawnoftheShred July 20th, 2007
Read A thrash classic not to be... 90% sepultribe June 19th, 2005
Read Classic And Hysterical 95% corviderrant June 24th, 2004
Read The pionners of speed... 75% skolnick January 19th, 2003

All songs written by S.O.D., except "Ram It Up" (written by Stefan Vetter, and originally performed by german hardcore band Inferno on "Anti Hagenbach Tape", Demo, 1983)

"This album is dedicated to Mike Massie, John Massie, and John Nordquist."

Recorded at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios, Ithaca, New York, July 2/3, 1985.
Mixed at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios, Ithaca, New York, July 5, 1985.
Mastered at Holland Cutting Room, Bontebok, Netherlands (for European vinyl edition).

Releases with original tracklist:

1985 - Megaforce Records, USA - cassette (cat. # MRIT 1269) and vinyl (cat. # MRI 1269), comes on black vinyl with gray labels.
1985, December - Roadrunner Records, Europe - cassette (cat. # RR 9725 4) and vinyl (cat. # RR 9725), comes with colour back cover on black vinyl with white labels.
1986 - Roadrunner Records, Korea - 12" vinyl (cat. # ?), comes with black/grey back cover on black vinyl with blue labels.
1987 - Caroline Records, USA - cassette (cat. # CAROL MC 1384), vinyl (cat. # CAROL 1384), comes on black vinyl with red labels.
1989 - Roadrunner Records, Germany - CD (cat. # RR 349725).
1990 - Tact Prod, Poland - bootleg cassette (cat # 010).
1991 & 1992 - MG Records, Poland - bootleg cassette (cat. # MG 0878). Only 19 tracks credited.
1992 - Megaforce Records, USA - cassette (cat. # 202861955-4).
1995 - Hammer Müzik, Turkey - cassette (cat. # HMR047).

Re-released with bonus track "Ram It Up" (Inferno cover) (01:21), taken from 12" compilation "From the Megavault", 1985 (Megaforce Records, cat. # MRIT 1569).

Releases with bonus track:

1985 (?) - Megaforce Records - 12" PIC vinyl, limited to 300 copies (sticker says 300, but only 100 were pressed).
1987 - Caroline Records, USA/Austria - CD (cat. # CAROL CD 1384).
1987 - Megaforce Records, USA - CD (cat. # 20286 1269-2).
1992 - Megaforce Records, USA - CD (cat. # 20286 6903-2).
1992, March, 25 - Polystar, Japan - CD (cat. # PSCW-1103 / PSCW-5112).
1995 - Music for Nations / Bullet Proof Records, UK - CD (cat. # CDMVEST 63 / IRS 993.411).
1998 - SPV GmbH / Steamhammer, Germany - CD (cat. # SPV 076-18392 CD).
1998, July 18 - Rock Records, Japan - CD (cat. # RCCY-1013).
2004, May 17 - GMR Music Group / Vinyl Maniacs - 12" PIC vinyl (cat. # VMLP008), limited to 1000 copies.
2004, June 29 - Megaforce Records, USA - 12" vinyl (cat. # MEGA6903), limited to 1000 copies on clear blood red vinyl.
2008 - Megaforce Records, USA - 12" vinyl (cat. # MEGA1955), limited to 1000 copies on clear camouflage splatter and green splatter vinyl.

Re-released as remastered "Platinum edition" - "Presented to Our Fans for 14 Years of Loyalty and 1 Million Worldwide Sales" (CD & packaging are made to look platinum) with more bonus tracks (tracks 32-33 not credited on cover/booklet):

Studio tracks:

22. Identity (02:50)
23. Go (01:07)

Live in Tokyo, 1999:

24. March of the S.O.D. / Sargent D and the S.O.D. (04:25)
25. Kill Yourself (04:08)
26. Milano Mosh (02:09)
27. Speak English or Die (04:31)
28. Fuck the Middle East / Douche Crew (03:11)
29. Not / Momo / Taint / The Camel Boy / Diamonds and Rust / Anti-Procrastination Song (01:24)
30. Milk (04:08)
31. United Forces (Part I) (02:01)
32. United Forces (Part II) (02:05)

Hidden track:

33. Ram It Up (Infermo cover) (01:21)

Tracks 22, 23 recorded and mixed at Big Blue Meenie, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1999 ("Bigger Than The Devil" sessions)
Tracks 24-32 recorded live in Tokyo, 1999.
All tracks re-mastered at Surgical Sound, New Jersey, 1999.

Releases with "Platinum edition" tracklist:

2000, February 22 - Megaforce Records, USA - CD (cat. # MEGA2000).
2000, October 21 - Rock Records, Japan/Taiwan - CD (cat. # RCCY-1099).
2002, February 18 - SPV GmbH / Steamhammer, Germany - CD (cat. # SPV 085-18398 CD)
2005, May 23 - Megaforce Records, Europe - CD (MEGA2020). Subtitled as "20th Anniversary Edition". Comes with original cover art.

Recording information:

Recorded at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios, Ithaca, New York, July 2/3, 1985.
Mixed at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios, Ithaca, New York, July 5, 1985.
Mastered at Holland Cutting Room, Bontebok, Netherlands (for European vinyl edition).

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