Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
L.A. punk comp from back in the day + 24 more:
Chris bct | San Diego, CA USA | 12/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought for sure the MINUTEMEN were on this. Maybe on the vinyl LP and not this CD? I'm confused. (I'm no longer cornfused, they're there, they're there! on the CD, yeah baby, and a good song too, tho, it's the opposite of an oxymoron. That is, there's really no such thing as a MINUTEMEN song that isn't good, question only is, is it a great one or just a really good one. Ah, such pleasurable questions to ponder). Meanwhile, there were a bunch of really classic punk/HC/thrash comps back in the day (all great, these are not ranked). Punk rock comps were a way to get the music into the hands of punx world wide in a bunch, instead of doing a 7" or an LP. Remember, there was no Internet so there was no filesharing or MP3. If you stumble on any one of these comps, take my word for it, you'll be happy owning it, assuming yer into punk/hc/thrash (there's no metal in any of this or rap or rock or post punk and I believe every comp listed here is from the 80's, mostly the early to mid 80's).
These were albums. * means they were reissued on CD.
(the others may have been but I haven't seen 'em on CD)
1) Really Fast Vol 1 (Sweden) Each progressive comp after that
in the Really Fast series 2, 3, etc. got less and less high
*2) This is Boston, Not L.A. Gang Green + more brilliant MA/HC.
*3) Flex Your Head - classic early 80's D.C. Wonderful
*4) I Thrash, Therefore I Am (originally on tape on BCT,
now on CD) with a bunch of European bands
*5) Last White Christmas vol. I w/ RAW POWER + many more, vol.
II with the unbelievable CCM + IRI! & TRAUMATIC from live
gig in Italy 12/04/03 (also was on tape, now on CD).
6) Russia Bombs Finland amazing Finnish HC bands
7) Propaganda hardcore 1983, Finnish HC, another classic comp
*8) No New York w/ No Wave master citified punx,
9) We Can Do Whatever We Want best of BCT in 1986
U.S. and European bands
10) Someone Got Their Head Kicked in Tonight - BYO
11) Grito Suburbano 1982 Brasil
12) Cleanse the Bacteria LP + 12" international: splendid!
*13) American Youth Report - Southern CA
14) Flipside 1 (volumes after that not bad).
15) MRR's first comp 2xLP, All Quiet On The Western Front
*16) MRR's Welcome to 1984 - international.
And these on tape only:
17) New York Thrash - ROIR (reissued on CD)
18) World Class Punk - ROIR international (reissued on CD)
19) Grevous Musical Harm international 1983
20) Raw War comp 1982 one of the first and best international
HC tape comps.
21) Kaaos-Lehden Kokoelmakasetti - Finnish
22) Barefoot and pregnant - U.S.
23) There is More - U.S.
24) Meathouse - U.S. and
25) America's Dairyland - U.S. (22 to 25 are 4 seminal
U.S. tape comps that never made it to vinyl or CD).
There's some great 7" punk rock comps, but,
that's another story.
Feast on this music punk. Punk tested (over 20 years),
punk approved. Punx knew this was classic stuff (yeah,
all the stuff on this list) back in the early 80's and
yer ears will tell you that's still the case today. Yer
task now is to get those ears in front of this music.
Your ears will be thanking you for years to come. Punk. firstname.lastname@example.org"
Classic l.a. hardcore
mac | Oakland, CA USA | 12/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album was my intro to the L.A. scene. Every great band from the area with the exception of Black Flag and Circle Jerks is represented here.If you are curious about the bands that influenced current bands like the Offspring and Blink 182 this is a good introduction. Of course after hearing these bands you will probably never listen to those bands again."
Ashlee | Wenatchee, WA | 06/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was awesome! The music is great, and all of the songs are cool. I would reccomend it for anyone who likes punk! The variety of songs is great, I haven't listened to another punk CD for a while! I've been listening to it over and over again!"