Members lndianScout Posted September 3, 2009 Members Share Posted September 3, 2009 1982 A comp of punk bands from the 80s. A great listen. 1. Crank Shaft - Army of the Dead 2. America's Hardcore - Born Prejudices 3. Dr. Know - Boy's Life 4. Going Against the Grain - Circle One 5. Flower Lepards - Death of Two Lovers 6. Dr. Know - In That House 7. Rigor Mortis - In the Trenches 8. The G.R.I.M. - Old Towne Hall 9. Flower Lepards - Preacher's Confession 10. False Confessions - Prophecy 11. Ill Repute - Strike Back 12. Crank Shaft - There's Someone in the Cellar 13. Mox Nix - Vicious Cycle 14. Reign of Terror - Violent Children 15. Slaughterhouse 5 - 2nd Generation 16. Undercity Kings - Undercity Kings Some of the covers are typical choices and some are more obscure. Some of the bands are still remembered and others largely forgotten. There are a few real oddities like Governemnt Issue covering the Seeds' "Wild Blood," Stukas Over Bedrock turning Pink Floyd's "Careful With That Axe Eugene" really crazy and Love Canal's wild ride doing the Eyes' "Don't Talk." A few others don't really matter. Scared Straight would have done well to do something other than just speed up "Born to Be Wild" and Don't No chose "Earache My Eye" which probably can't be anything but generic. But for every one of these misses, there are several that the bands really nail. The Idiot Pills rip through the Runaways classic "Cherry Bomb." Acid Head not only turn "Love Child" from Motown to punk rock, but also finish it off by tacking on the end of "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" just for good measure. The Membranes keep some of the funkiness of "Super Freak" while infusing it with plenty of punk energy. Ill Repute tear "Taking Care of Business" to shreds. NOFX doesn't abandon Black Sabbath entirely to put their signature on "Iron Man." Even SWA's "100 Bottles of Beer" and Plainwrap's version of the Disney song "It's a Small World" are a lot of fun. This good time comp from Mystic Records may not be essential, but it's a precursor to what has now become an exhausted punk trend. Not only did it come first, it's also much better than any other collection of punk covers I've heard to this day. man what memories... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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