Vintage Madball "The Last Time Ever!" European Tour Poster
In 2001, shortly after the release of Hold It Down, the band's fourth album, Madball decided to call it quits. The New York hardcore band had been going since Freddy was 12 in 1988, although the form of the band that most people became acquainted with was their mid 90s incarnation when they began releasing albums and touring. They became a group that re-defined what NYHC was for a new generation and did so time and time again. So when the band announced that they were breaking up at the beginning of the new millennium, it was a huge loss to the scene at large. Thankfully the break was short, the band got back together in 2002, but there was a time when we all had to say our goodbyes and accept that we'd never get to see "Smell The Bacon" live again. This original Madball poster, in great condition with wear on the corners and edges (especially lower left), is from the band's "final" European tour in 2001.