First-ever vinyl reissue for this seminal compilation of early California hardcore punk, originally issued on the New Underground label in l982. Featuring such names as the Germs, M.I.A., China White, Shattered Faith along with more obscure ones as Marshall Mellow, Ill Will, or Powertrip. Artwork by Raymond Pettibon. Limited edition on orange vinyl. With fully remastered audio, includes double sided insert with liner notes by Susan Swear. "Once you listen to the bands on 'Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself', and the other two volumes: 'Life Is Beautiful So Why Not Eat Health Foods' and 'Life Is Boring So Why Not Steal This Record', the listener will agree that these are some of the best punk compilations of their time. No punk record collection is complete without copies of these albums, and it is amazing how time has forgotten and overlooked the impact and important piece of punk music history they are a part of. Now, thanks to Radiation Records, all three 'Life Is' record compilations by New Underground Records are being re-released. Almost 40 years after their initial release, the 'Life Is' compilations are the perfect soundtrack for the chaotic world we are currently living in.