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VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Rise Above: CD
This is a benefit CD for the West Memphis 3 (See the documentary Paradise Lost). Iím sure you heard about this. I read about it in the Los Angeles Times. It has different people singing Black Flag songs, backed by Henry Rollins and the band Mother Superior. I like the premise of the CD Ė to raise awareness and support a cause. The part that irks me is that Henry is using punk when he long abandoned the scene. Would anyone buy this if it was songs from his solo career? No. I had a coupon, so I bought this out of curiosity. I was disappointed. I grew up on Black Flag. The songs do not have the ferocity of the originals. The lack of Greg Ginnís guitars sound is definitely missing in the energy. If you are looking for good Black Flag, I would recommend Everything Went Black. Damaged is not their best record! It contains songs that were recorded before Henry joined the band. My opinion is that the end of Black Flag was when Henry started singing. I much preferred when Ron Reyes (Chavo) or Dez Cadena was the singer. This is like going out to see the Dead Kennedys with Brandon Cruz singing.
–Donofthedead (Sanctuary)


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Punk Rock Jukebox: CD
So-so comp of mostly punk bands doing punk rock covers.
–Donofthedead (Blackout!)


VARIOUS ARTISTS:
Punch Drunk IV: CD
Itís a shame that street punk and oi got the bad rap that they got. Iíll admit that some street punk bands did need to go, and that the wanna-be-working-class anthems did run thin, but for a few years there, TKO picked up the street punk banner and really ran with it. Their first couple of Punch Drunk comps were great. They introduced me to awesome bands like the Reducers SF, the Bodies, and the Beltones. This Punch Drunk, though, isnít nearly as exciting as the old ones. Maybe itís the trends of street punk or maybe the guys at TKO are just changing their musical tastes, but this comp definitely has more of a bar rock sound to it, thanks to bands like the Generators, Electric Frankenstein, Anti-Seen, and Cocknoose. There are also songs that donít stray too much from the bar rock sound, but are still pretty good, thanks to bands like Hollywood Hate, Terminus City, and Bottles and Skulls. The Slaughter and the Dogs song makes me race for the fast forward button, and the new, otherwise-unreleased Smogtown song brings me back to the old days, when the Punch Drunk comps reaffirmed my faith in punk rock.
–Sean Carswell (TKO)


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Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself: CD
Wow, I was wonderiní when someone would get around to reissuing this, and in this case, it appears that the culprit is Danny Phillips, who was one of those responsible for the original release. What you get here, kids, is a chance to own one of the early, definitive Southern California punk comps, featuring tracks from (in order of appearance) Red Cross (Redd Kross before the other Red Cross threatened to sue, and before they were bitten by the glam bug), Descendents, Anti, Ill Will, Civil Dismay, China White, Mood of Defiance, Minutemen, 100 Flowers/the Urinals, Zurich 1916, Plebs and Saccharine Trust, nearly all of which arenít available anywhere else. Although nearly all of the tracks hold up pretty well considering itís been twenty years since it was originally available (Mood of Defianceís track in particular is still a stunner), itís worth the price of admission alone to hear Red Cross (which at the time consisted of the McDonald Bros, future Circle Jerk Greg Hetson on guitar and future Black Flag singer Ron Reyes on drums) uncharacteristically thrash things up a bit. Rumor has it that the other two releases in the series are to be reissued as well, so keep your eyes peeled, as all three volumes are highly recommended.
–Jimmy Alvarado (Delirium)


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I Hope the End Is Always the Beginning: CD
I think so many neat things have come from the Japanese: sushi, Takara Blythe, Sanrio stationery, cutting-edge fashion for one-foot-high dolls and five-foot-high people. Most recently, though, I think the absolute best thing thatís come from Japan is the latest compilation of Japanese punk rock from the people at Snuffy Smile. Snuffy Smile may be a cute name, but there is nothing sissy about the bands on this label. I Hope the End Is Always the Beginning is one CD that is comprised of two sections: Chapter One and Chapter Two. Chapter One consists of original songs by fourteen different bands, including Minority Blues Band, Bottledirt, and Pear of the West. Chapter Two consists of the same fourteen bands covering songs by bands like The Replacements, Stiff Little Fingers, and Cock Sparrer. There are twenty-eight tracks on this album, and every single one rocks. Even though more than half the time I canít understand the lyrics, I still want to sing along. I love this CD. Get your own copy now.
–Felizon Vidad (Snuffy Smile)


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Global Hostility: CD
This showed up in the Razorcake PO Box from England, and I happened to be the guy opening the envelope. I took a look at the packaging and itís totally DIY Ė cut and paste, photocopied Ė but done so well that it was clear these guys had been doing-it-themselves for a while. I looked at the band list and saw bands from places like Estonia, Nepal, Argentina, Finland, Uruguay, Israel, and over a dozen more countries. I looked for the US representative. It was The Boils. I like The Boils. I thought to myself, itís been a long time since I was taken totally by surprise by a comp. Maybe this one will show me something new. And it did. It blew me away. Itís largely a collection of oi/street punk bands, but itís done so well. Whenever you get bands from this many places, youíre going to get a nice blend of scenes and influences and takes on the sounds of the Stiff Little Fingers and the Business and Cocksparrer and all those other great working-class bands. And here is a bunch of bands Iíve never heard of, like Portugalís Les Baton Rouge and Italyís The Sbirros and Hollandís Uit de Sloot, taking those basic influences and kicking Ďem in the ass. It amazes me that this label could find this diverse of a group of bands and put them together into one fucking awesome comp. This is highly recommended.
–Sean Carswell (No Front Teeth)


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Four Old Toxic Shock 7Ē EPs í83-í84: CD
The title says it all: four old seven-inch EPs from the Toxic Shock Records vaults, all remastered and digitized nice and purty for the new millennium. Included here are the Noise from Nowhere comp (featuring Kent State, Moslem Birth, Human Therapy and Manson Youth), the first EP from Peace Corpse (formerly Moslem Birth), Red Tideís Kelp and Salal EP and Massacre Guysí first EP (featuring a future member of Descendents/All). Most of the tracks stand up pretty well to the passage of time and are a fun, if not always crucial, reminder of some of the stuff that was going on in the scene at that time that didnít involve the Circle Jerks and Black Flag. One very minor gripe: Considering the fact the Dr. Strange released Manson Youthís posthumous seven-inch EP, itís strange that they didnít go through the trouble to change the incorrect title of the bandís contribution to Noise from Nowhere, here still incorrectly titled ďPenis BrainĒ but actually a sort-of medley of three shorter songs.
–Jimmy Alvarado (Dr. Strange)


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First Strike: CD
Craig from Schizophrenic has been working like a mad man on a mission to get these BCT tracks that were originally only available on tape out on CD. If you donít know BCT (Borderless Countries Tapes), they were heavily responsible in introducing international hardcore to the states from 1982 to 1986 one tape at a time. Iíve seen the tape deck. BCT is up and running again if you want the original tapes by contacting Chris / BCT @ bctinsd@aol.com. I know Sound Idea Distribution out of Florida also carries the tape. Itís great that this is out again. Another thing I havenít listened to in a couple of decades. This is the first comp tape of the twenty-seven tape series. American bands like the Clitboys, Future Ruins, Violation, Vatican Commandos (Mobyís punk band!), Skoundrelz (I think Dogtown legend, Tony Alva, played in this band at one point or another), Mr. Epp, Poison Center, Eat the Rich, Cultural Breakthrough and The Accused (Seattle legends). Some studio and some live recordings that still stand the test of time. This takes me back to high school. Ten bands, fifty songs. Thatís a lot to soak in, but well worth the purchase.
–Donofthedead ($10ppd to Schizophrenic)


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Fat Music Vol. VI - Uncontrollable Fatulence: CD
Do you know the drill? The drill is this is the sixth in the series of the Fat sampler. Duh! Well they get better every time since they are adding more unreleased tracks on these comps. What me, get a Fat comp? I canít have that in my collection. I will lose major punk points if my friends find out. Me, I donít care. Lost many a punk point in my day. Besides, Iím getting pretty old and I donít have a lot of friends anyway. I shouldnít have to describe what these bands sound like to you. Vanessa at Fat is really good at what she does and is a good person also. You get unreleased tracks from: The Lawrence Arms (good track, like it better than their previous output), Mad Caddies (goofy mariachi, cowpunk for a good time), Lagwagon, Strung Out, Rise Against (I keep forgetting to go out and buy their CD), Swinginí Utters (I canít stop hearing Mike Ness and Social Distortion when I listen to these guys), Frenzal Rhomb, Anti-Flag (So good and thought provoking!), NOFX, Wizo (These guys donít record enough!), and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (A Prince song originally performed by The Family and then covered by Sinead OíConnor and desecrated by these guys, making it sound like a Billy Joel song). The rest of the comp is rounded off with tracks off of their current releases: Propagandhi, Dillinger Four, No Use for a Name, Avail, Less than Jake, Sick of it All, and Good Riddance. This should be reasonably priced, so use that X-mas money that you might have leftover.
–Donofthedead (Fat)


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Drinking About Songs: 2 X LP
First off, I've got a deep admiration for Very Small Records. Know it or not, they've released many mighty influential comps and helped out a ton of then-obscure, now-well-known bands (like Operation Ivy, Pinhead Gunpowder, Green Day, Neurosis, and Jawbreaker) when they were just starting out. The guy who runs the operation, Dave, is probably one of the most up-standing citizens in a business and scene that is rife with a lack of ethics. You'd do very well to look at Very Small's catalog. That said, this is my least favorite comp they've put out in awhile. Although I admire the open ear Ė there's straight-up country numbers, let-me-suck-that-bar-towel drunk punk, and Small Wonder's "Crop Duster" that sounds like it could be on a Indigo Girls solo album (or a female top forty song. Don't press me. It's not my realm of expertise.) , it's an iffy affair, making it hard to put on and like Ė or at least tolerate Ė all the way through. There are some cool songs in the thirty-three: Super Chinchilla Rescue Mission, Grabass Charlestons, The Foxy Sluts, The Civic Minded Five, and the Bar Feeders don't disappoint. But then there's too much that's just okay or something I'd wish not to hear like '70s bar rock, mediocre pop punk, and just "plain, blah" rock. I say go with Faux Pas Potpourri, or either one of the two alcoholic-themed comps proceeding this one: Songs About Drinking or Liverache, which I like and recommend to this day.
–Todd Taylor (Very Small)


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Cuts Vol. 1: CD
Iíve never professed to being a professional writer or an expert on punk rock. I do have an opinion though. I have pretty much stuck around for the last twenty plus years listening to this noise. As I read the intro to this release, I am in agreement that comps are different these days. Bands in the past would send their best effort and make it pretty much exclusive to that one release. If it wasnít good, it wouldnít be released. Lately, you get record label sampler comps that flood the rack space or comps with recycled material. Itís rare that you find a comp that completely has unreleased tracks. If you see what the old comps go for on Ebay, you can see that they are worth something. Enough of my old man memories. Back to opinion. I donít listen to a lot of the OC beach punk garage stuff personally. So, many of these bands I have never heard of. The two that I recognize and have heard are the Smut Peddlers and Cell Block 5. Retodd told me of the up-comers Broken Bottles. He liked them so much, he booked them on a Razorcake show recently. Tracks that stood out to me were from the previously mentioned and The Thunder Pistols, D-Cup, Beer City Rockers, Extortions, The Negatives, The Switch-Ups, The Spooky, The Put-Ons, The Stand and The Cadavers. Thatís a high percentage of bands on this eighteen band comp that peaked my interest. A good comp doing what itís supposed to do Ė introduce me to some new bands I have never heard of.
–Donofthedead (Hostage)


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Battle for the Airwaves Vol. 2: 7"
Wow! The Workin' Stiffs, The Bodies, The Wretched Ones and The Templars all on one 7 inch. These are four bands way up on my high rotation list already. Each band holds their own on here with a song a piece. One hell of a teaser, but one hell of a quick rush. If you aren't familiar, all four bands have a working class, street punk kinda sound. Influences from late '70s English punk can be heard. This is great, but too damn short. Gimme more damnit!
–Toby Tober (Radio)


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Barricaded Suspects and Four Old Toxic Shock 7: CD
Back in the early 1980s there were very few sources in the LA area to buy obscure punk rock. You could get the Black Flag and TSOL, but to get anything by a smaller band at the time was difficult. One record store you could count on was Toxic Shock. The problem was they were located in Pomona, CA and I lived on the west side. I also didnít have a car that would go that far or make it up to freeway speed. The distance was too great. I was fortunate to go there a couple of times. Man, it was a great store! They seemed to have almost every punk release under the sun. To show how good it was there, my brother literally purchased two feet of 7"ís there on one of my visits. They were a store for the punks run by the punks. I think the store moved to Tucson, AZ around the mid to late '80s and changed the name to Westworld / Toxic Ranch. That was a great blow to the local scene. They also became a label in that early time period while in CA and these were some of the releases from the legendary label. They were also responsible in introducing Raw Power of Italy to a larger scale after Chris / BCT had put out a tape. Bill / Dr. Strange was smart enough to re-release this classic material to the masses. I hadnít seen or listened to these songs in years (or a couple of decades?). My brother was the owner of the originals and made me not purchase it on my own. To see how good these releases are check out whoís on what. Barricaded Suspects contains Peace Corpse, Human Therapy, Red Tide, Killroy, Romulans, Knockabouts, Abcess, Suburban Mutilation, Septic Death, the Doll, Massacre Guys, Decry, Roach Motel, Bonded in Unity, Mad Parade, The Hundredth Monkey, Vision / Decay, Hue & Cry, Pillsbury Hardcore and Zimbo Chimps. 4 Old Toxic Shock 7" EPís contains the Noise from Nowhere comp that features Kent State, Modern Industry, Moslem Birth and Manson Youth; Peace Corpse Quincy 7"; Red Tide Kelp and Salal 7"; Massacre Guys Behind the 8 Ball 7". Man, that is a lot of shit! Good to see that there is a demand of the past and I donít have to pay Ebay prices for it. History is not a bad thing!
–Donofthedead (Doctor Strange)


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Addicted to Oi!: CD
Touted as a new addition to the original oi compilation series, this puppy even includes liner notes by Gary Bushell hisself. Most of the tracks on here are amazingly good, considering how utterly crappy this genre has become, especially in recent years. All of the tracks are new, many are unreleased. In order, Discipline: imagine the Vanilla Muffins with the gruff singer of the 4-Skins up front. Cockney Rejects: Vocals lack the intensity of the first couple oí albums, but the song itself, a ditty with a requisite chorus that would make a good terrace chant, ainít too shabby. Argy Bargy: Thought their last album was slightly above okay, but this is a nice bit of virulent viciousness with throat shredding vocals. The Business: Dude, itís the fucking Business, for chrissakes. Do I really need to rant on about how good this track is? Letís just say you could sandwich it between any of their ďclassicĒ tracks on a mix tape and no one would ever notice. Klasse Kriminale: Loud, brash, brief, up-tempo and melodic in all the right ways. The Filaments: Hate most modern ska anymore, thanks to radio over-saturation, but dug this song lots. Fuck the pigs, indeed. Deadline: Reminds me a little of the old LA band the Eyes, only with louder guitars. Nice ballsy pop with female vocals. Agnostic Front: The story so far: band forms, plays ultra thrash, then bad speed metal, and then reinvents itself yet again as a traditional oi band. To their credit, the song ainít all that bad, although I still highly doubt Iíd buy one of their newer releases. Red Alert: Another classic track from these guys, this a rocker that feels nowhere close to the four minute length it is. Resistance 77: Rough-edged punk with pop hooks up the ass to facilitate singing along while tearing the place apart. Last Resort: Apparently, Roi still has violence on his mind. I was afraid he mightíve gone soft over the years. Menace: Pretty straightforward oi tune. Not bad, but I was expecting more considering the band. Slaughter and the Dogs: Uh, maybe itís time for another long retirement, guys, ícause bad glam still ainít made a comeback and this sure wonít speed up the process. Beerzone: Sounds like early Test Tube Babies, which is by all means a compliment. Blood Brothers: Sounds like ďGuns for the Afghan RebelsĒ/ĒLust for GloryĒ-era Upstarts, which makes perfect sense considering it features Mensi and Cast Iron. Crashed Out: The piano solo, a piss-take of the ďHalloweenĒ theme as its base, was perfect. Great tune. Special Duties: ďPop star punks? No, we're real shock troopsÖĒ Couldnít put it any better myself. Foreign Legion: Another pretty standard tune, not to misconstrued as meaning it sucks, ícause it doesnít, but they just ainít as mind-blowing as some others included here. The Crack: Have always liked what Iíve heard from these guys, but I donít really think the world needed yet another cover of ďHouse of the Rising Sun.Ē The Gonads: The history of punk set to a modern crunch metal riff. Final verdict? Jeez, try as I may, I canít help but give this a glowing recommendation.
–Jimmy Alvarado (Captain Oi)


VANISHING, THE:
In the Bat Haus: CD-R
Odd. I can see why people have compared them to Siouxsie and the Banshees, but I would add in some watered down St. Vitus and a bit of SNL's "Church Lady," to boot. Atmospheric, haunted house organ music with shlocky punk trimmings and nice out-of-tune singing. Strange. I think I might like this if I was drunk and had a crush on one of the girls in the band.
–aphid (Cochon)


VACANCIES, THE:
Gutpunch: CD
Decent punk rock and roll in the Dead Boys/Thunders vein. (Which, you should all know, is preferable to the Stooges, MC5 vein, but I digress, and probably earn myself some enemies in the process.) Of course, the kids in Cleveland have their priorities straight! (Are you sick of my Midwest pride yet? Too bad!) After awhile, I got a little bored with the CD; but I bet this band is fun live. If this were a cereal, itíd be Chex. Pretty good!
–Maddy (Smog Veil)


ULTRA MAROON:
Lifeless Like Blood: CD
I first saw these guys over a year ago at a day show that ended up getting crazy and I was five hours late for work the next day and still drunk, but thatís another story. I was blown away by Ultra Maroon. Theyíre a two-piece out of Tucson featuring Mike on guitar with a big olí pedal board and Dicky from the much missed Blacks on drums. Thatís it Ė just drum and guitar. Well, Mike yells some guttural noises on some songs and itís so damn good. It just makes me want to dance instead of write about it.
–Megan Pants (Star Time)


TUSK:
Get Ready: CD
Honestly, I used to really like this kind of music. But then I went to a few too many black metal shows and had to bear the company of a few too many dolled-up dorks in studded leather turtlenecks and various other "scary" wardrobe accessories and I've never been able to take this shit seriously ever since. This probably sounds just like a gazillion other doomy dark metal bands out there that I don't ever want to know about, but the parts I like the best remind me of the Fartz or the Accused with a little Integrity mixed in for good satanic measure. Heavy, vomitous, and oozing with beelzebubbling white heads Ė all with a decidedly "the devil is cool" bent. Crust punks and grind metal kids will eat it up and then stab themselves to death with their sporks. I hope.
–aphid (HeWhoCorrupts)


TURBO A.C.íS, THE:
Damnation Overdrive: CD
Greaseball motor punk that celebrates all the bawdy aspects of the Great American Trailer Trash lifestyle. If you didn't know any better, you'd expect these fellers to be beer-bellied, wifebeater-wearing, pit-stained louts with out-of-fashion facial hair styles. But you'd be way off the mark; they look more like foppish ska boys, what with their neatly combed back haircuts and nicely tailored suits. But thankfully there's not one ungodly blurt from a brass instrument anywhere on this disc. In fact, they remind me of a somewhat less gruff Nashville Pussy, complete with chunky, grunty guitars and lyrics distilled from the pages of Hot Rod and Easy Rider magazines. Thing is, this big-talking strain of moto-rawk is, with the notable exception of Zeke and a few others, rarely as balls-to-the-wall turbo-charged as its own hype would have you believe. Compared to the self-referential lyrics that alternate between worshipping cars and worshipping the band's own purported demonic powers, the music comes up sounding a bit tame. And the rebel-without-a-clue, Bad Boy rawk thing's been done to death. Still, in spite of everything I've just said, it sounds pretty good to me. I just wish there was more bark and even more bite.
–aphid (Blackout!)


TSUNAMI BOMB:
The Ultimate Escape: CD
Wasnít sure what I was in store for. I havenít been that much of a fan of what has come out of the Kung Fu roster lately but I am a sucker for female led vocals. I popped this sucker on with apprehension and was truly delighted with what was forced into my ears. I thought in my head that I hear the music of AFI meets the Dance Hall Crashers. Fun stuff through and through. Songs are extremely melodic but forceful. Makes me giddy with childish delight.
–Donofthedead (Kung Fu)


TREEBERRYíS:
Talkiní about Treeberryís: LP
If you havenít noticed, Japan has the most fanatic fans out there. Take this band for example. This three piece plays an authentic version of '60s pop rock. Very reminiscent of the early Beatles and a band I remember my dad listening to as a child, the Mindbenders. It sounds like it was recorded live in a studio setting on an old two-track recording machine, like the bands of that time. A Hammond organ is incorporated at times to add to the appeal. The songs are so bubblegum, you canít help yourself from grinning like a child who has had too much sugar. Pretty cool and groovy in my book.
–Donofthedead (Sounds of Subterrania)


TRANSPLANTS, THE:
Travis from Blink 182 and Tim Armstrongís Crappy Band : CD
I can imagine how this CD came about. Travis, the drummer guy who looks out of place in Blink 182 is sick of being best known for being in a TRL band, so he calls Tim Armstrong of Rancid, thinking Tim will lend a sympathetic ear. During the call, they decide to form a band to show that they still have street cred or something. They call a guy with neck tattoos and a shaved head because he will look really tough in the photo and record some stuff that the kids will like now that Slipknot is all big, which pretty much ends up in something that I would have liked when I was seventeen and thought anything ripping off Big Black was cool. And yes, I see the irony of this story starting off with a drummer trying to seem cooler that ends up with sounding like a band with a drum machine. But do THEY? Hmm, okay, I must admit that I wrote that all during the first song. The next song seemed an exercise on writing songs based on the ability to use expletives (hey, it's 2002, the word "fuck" effects me as much as "hey"), and then, um, well. Tim Armstrong was in Op Ivy, right? And his label puts out a lot of good music, right? You would think he would know a thing or two about what sounds like good punk rock music. Or, you would, until you listen to this. This is not very punk, but that isn't such a crime so much as it's also not good. This is one of those weird cases when someone sounds like they are ripping off the bands that were influenced by them. Anyway, Travis should stick to showing off how he has big fancy SUVs in entertainment magazines and Tim should stick to putting out good music, whether or not it has him on the cover.
–rich (Hellcat)


TRACY CHAPMAN:
Let It Rain: CD
Black Flag said it best, ďdepression, got to break free, depression has got a hold of me.Ē I have had a shitty year. Right now, my state of mind is in the dumps. The only saving grace has been music, my inner sanctuary where I can hide without using outside substances. Itís weird to me that I find Tracy Chapman at my low ends of life. I had to have a major surgery lately and my life is in a tumble. Because of the injury, I can no longer participate in an activity (skateboarding) that I have enjoyed since I was a child. I have restrictions from my doctor that inhibits me from returning to work. I am the primary income maker in my family. What if I canít ever return to work? Luckily, music is my solace and a place where I can escape. Music as a whole can connect with whatever emotion you are going through. Right now, the music of Tracy Chapman connects to me. Her music is dark and sad. It reaches areas of my soul which I do not like to seek. But hidden behind the sadness and despair, there is a secret spot of hope. That hidden magic makes my reality bearable. Either reading or hearing something as painful or more can set you straight. The songs are mellow but striking in their power. She can interpret her inner demons and lets the public use it as a tool for their comfort zone. Itís surprising to me that she can continue to be released by a major label. She does not fit into the commercial fashion model of what is interpreted as a female recording artist by the industry. No fancy make up or overblown outfits. Even though she isnít categorized as punk, she carries the ideals of punk because she is who she is. She also sings from a heart which isnít always marketable. I need her music because it is honest with what I feel sometimes.
–Donofthedead (Elektra)


TOY DOLLS:
Wakey Wakey: CD
A reissue of the Dollsí sixth studio album, this is a vast improvement over the previous debacle, Bare Faced Cheek. Out of favor on this bad boy is unmemorable, uninspired songwriting and back in vogue are instant classics like ďCloughy Is a BootboyĒ and first-rate covers of ĒNo Particular Place to GoĒ and the classical staple ďSabre Dance.Ē Add to that a tight as hell performance and Olgaís surgeon-precision punk guitar pyrotechnics and what more could one ask for? Recommended.
–Jimmy Alvarado (Captain Oi)


TOY DOLLS:
Orcastrated: CD
A reissue of their ninth album, this runs pretty much along the same lines as all the other post-ďBare-Faced CheekĒ releases, meaning the tempos rarely get too frantic, but the songwriting is consistently top-notch. Cover of Small Faceís ďLazy Sunday AfternoonĒ is mighty swell.
–Jimmy Alvarado (Captain Oi)


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