The Bedlam LP was among the first few batches of albums that I bought when I first started buying hardcore records back in '84/'85, although I remember the copy I bought back then had a folded-up sleeve, and this one doesn't. I guess this album was re-mixed and reissued in a regular jacket a few years after it was recorded in '83, and I never knew about it until just recently. I've also been calling this album "Bedlam's 'Total Bedlam' LP" for most of my life, but I guess that's not the real name of it, either. If they did actually re-mix this thing then I guess that's why this sounds way beefier than I ever remember it being, though all it takes is to play the second side again before I'm reminded of why I didn't think this album was all that hot to begin with: a few too many slow, dirgey songs and funny ha-ha covers and whatnot. Still, the faster songs on here sorta rip pretty good, especially now that they've been jacked up a bit, and side one barely clocks in at 6-1/2 minutes, which is shorter than a couple of 45's that I own. Bedlam even did a "fuck MTV" song before Jello even thought to write his, which is worth, like, a point, I guess. I remember not knowing exactly what WPLJ was when I first heard the song, and then seeing WPLJ billboards and ads on buses when I would visit NYC later on and thinking "ha ha, that's the shitty station that Bedlam made fun of." See, NJ hardcore has enriched lives in ways you probably never even thought of.