This show review originally published in In Effect fanzine, issue 1.
Raw Deal at CBGBs (04-17-1988)
As an extra treat, you can also download their live set here:
Absolution at CBGBs
Raw Deal demo recording session
Lou (Sick Of It All) and Anthony (Raw Deal) at The Garage
“Lou: It’s good. It’s a lot bigger than when we first started going to shows. There are so many new kids and new bands. A lot of the bands are good, just some of them should be more original. Originality is what makes bands stick out and that’s why bands like Raw Deal and Absolution have come to the top out of all the new bands because they are original in their sound and in their music. They borrow stuff from other bands just like us, but we don’t let that rule our style.” Sick Of It All interview from 1988, In Effect fanzine #2.