Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, known as DRI, is a hardcore band from Houston, Texas. It was founded as ‘US-DRI’ (‘Us - Dirty Rotten Imbeciles’) in 1982, but left after a few months ‘US’. DRI developed from a band known in the punk milieu (including tour with the Dead Kennedy), through the influence of elements of the heavy metal music sector, to one of the bands that have helped the crossover the strongest. Musically, they can be assigned to the hardcore. They have so far published, among others, Dirty Rotten (1982), Violent Pacification (1984), Thrash Zone (1989) and _But Wait, There’s More! _ (2016). In 2017 they released a live album Live at the Ritz 1987.