Vintage Madball 25 Ta Life "Wetlands" NYC Show Flyer
Madball formed in the late 1980s when Freddy Cricien, Roger Miret's younger brother, would sing songs with Agnostic Front. Freddy was a pre-teen and signing with New York's hardest band. The band started as an AF side project but quickly became its own, with Hoya Roc, Matt Henderson, and Will Shepler rounding out the lineup. 25 Ta Life are a hardcore band from New York. The band started in the early 90s when Agnostic Front roadie Rick Healey, aka Rick Ta Life, was recruited to sing over a batch of songs that Frank Smarra, Harry Minas, and Fred Mesk wrote. 25 Ta Life would go on to become one of the most prolific hardcore bands in the genre's history, with a constant flow of EPs, splits, and tapes coming courtesy mostly of Rick's Back Ta Basics record label. The two were some of the most popular and electrifying bands of the 1990s NYHC scene, and they played together on Sunday May 19th at the Wetlands in New York City. This original Madball 25 Ta Life flyer is in excellent condition.