No Redeeming Social Value

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No Redeeming Social Value
Also known as NRSV
Origin Queens Village, New York City
Genres New York hardcore
Years active 1988–present
Labels Grapes Of Wrath,[1] Desperate Records, SFT Records, Triple Crown Records, Dead City Records
Associated acts Warzone, Six and Violence, Billy Club Sandwich, Awkward Thought, Grey Area (band), Kill Your Idols

No Redeeming Social Value, also known as NRSV, is an American hardcore punk band. The band was started in 1988 by the brothers D Thrilla and K9 the sonic Maximizer of the Queens Village neighborhood of New York City. Alcohol, marijuana and parties are major themes in the group's music.


The group was formed primarily to play a battle of the bands at the local Queens Village church Our Lady of Lourdes in 1988. Most songs were jokes and paid tribute to the legendary local bands Norman Bates and the Showerheads and Six and Violence. After a surprising turnout and mass appeal they decided to continue to play locally and record demo tapes and 7-inch records. At this point they acquired drummer Vinnie Value, second vocalist Mike Dixon and bassist Scott Cumbo to replace the members who left the original line-up. No Redeeming Social Value had a run on the local Queens Heavy Metal circuit in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Eventually, with the help of the Lower East Side band Warzone (band) and local punk DJ Johnny Stiff, they began to play many hardcore punk matinee shows in Manhattan. The band's first LP release Rocks the Party[2] on SFT Records led to opportunities for national and international tours. No Redeeming Social Value currently plays shows sporadically throughout the year.

The band is featured in the hardcore punk documentary N.Y.H.C.

The band's song "Clueless" is used in the video game Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood[3]



  • D Thrilla, stage name Major Damage, voice
  • K9 the Sonic Maximizer stage name K-Love, guitars
  • John Franko, bass
  • Glen Lorieo, stage name Seeweed, beats
  • Dick Van Butlett, Olde English bottle


  • Mike Dixon, second vocals and spiritual advisor
  • Vinnie Value, percussion
  • Scott Cumbo, bass
  • Pete "the Meat" Larussa, drums
  • Big Bud, blunt tech
  • Insane James, drums
  • Rich Hoak (of Brutal Truth), drums
  • Kevin Gill, Occasional Vocals


  • Hardcore Your Lousy Ass Off (2000) 7-inch[7][8]
  • 40 Oz. of Hardcore (2001) LP[9][10]


  1. ^ a b "High in Holland - No Redeeming Social Value, No Reedeming Social Value". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Rocks The Party: No Redeeming Social Value: Official Music". Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  3. ^ Running time: 02:25 (2013-02-27). "NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "Clueless" Official Video". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  4. ^ "N.Y.H.C. - No Redeeming Social Value". AllMusic. 1996-07-15. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Three Way Dance - No Redeeming Social Value". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  6. ^ Donkers, Chuck. "THC - No Redeeming Social Value". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  7. ^ "Hardcore Your Lousy Ass Off - No Redeeming Social Value". AllMusic. 2000-07-24. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hardcore Your Lousy Ass Off by No Redeeming Social Value". Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  9. ^ "40 Oz. of Hardcore - No Redeeming Social Value". 2001-10-23. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  10. ^ "No Redeeming Social Value 40 Oz of Hardcore (CD Album)". Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  11. ^ "Still Drinking - No Redeeming Social Value". AllMusic. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  12. ^ "No Redeeming Social Value – Still Drinking". 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  13. ^ "No Redeeming Social Value - Stage Dives and High Fives". Glide Magazine. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  14. ^ "Drunken Chicken Style – No Redeeming Social Value". 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-03-10.