Released this month in 1986 on Death Records (Metal Blade), Up the Dose was the MENTOR’s second LP.
New wave ties OUT – Black hoods IN
I am 28 right now, and my first concert wasn’t a RAMONES concert, so I don’t associate mindless noise with rock’n’roll. Those guys [SLAYER, METALLICA etc] do, and maybe that’s the wave of the future. I don’t care. I’ll just kick back with my ELVIS records – that’s Presley not Costello – and my STRIESAND records, and rake in all the dope and chicks I can while making the best music ever seen in rock, with a band for eternity – the MENTORS!
– Dr. Heathen Scum / Mentors interview, Metal Forces #20, 1986