Part of the long strange trip...
j. meredith | Southgate, MI United States | 01/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There's nothing like that homemade, do-it-yourself, garage band sound. I don't remember exactly where I picked this disc up, but when I popped it in the player I was taken back to the days when all of my friends were practicing with their bands. That, of course, was the '80s and these songs are from the '60s, but the spirit is the same. I think a lot of the early punkers would dig this disc, as well as an uncle or two. I'd never heard of ANY of these bands, but I think that's the point. Some of the tunes, like the obvious "Smell of Incense", make me feel a time I never lived in. But others, like "You Burn Me Up and Down" and the coolly twisted "Good Times", could do a little damage on alternative radio now. I don't put this one on the player real often, but it does end up there sometimes. And I would spend my money on the two follow-up discs."