MDC - Millions Of Dead Cops
The 1982 debut LP from Texas's MDC is a landmark release of early American hardcore. The radical lyrical matter - anti-Reagan/anti-cop/anti-Klan - may have set a precedent for every thrird-rate generic HC band which followed, but MDC did it first (well, that's debatable) and did it much better than most (that's not up for debate). Raging punk-thrash with fist-pumping tunes, fighting The Man every step of the way. Totally rad, dude.