Monday, 25 October 2021

V/A - Me Want Breakfast! 1987

A fine unofficial release is the Dangerhouse Collection of their label bands with rare songs of the first 7Inches. Quickinfo: "In 1977, Dangerhouse was one of the first independent labels to jump into the fray and document the burgeoning West Coast punk rock scene, and all these years later their taste and judgment seems damn near faultless -- they released records on many of California's finest first-wave punk bands, including X, the Avengers, the Weirdos, and the Dils, and future members of Wall of Voodoo and the Gun Club were lurking among the members of Dangerhouse's other acts. Thankfully, the folks behind the label were also mindful of production quality, and were able to make great sounding records despite limited means -- their stuff simply sounded better than what most indie labels were offering in the early stages of the game. This compilation is a raucous and wildly entertaining look at what was one of America's most vital punk rock scenes, and few collections can match this for sheer power and lunatic joy." (Mark Deming, All Music Guide) Interesting song selection, numerous classics and very well done.

1.We Don't Need The English - THE BAGS
2.T.A.Q.N. - EYES
3.Kill The Hippies - DEADBEATS
4.Prolixin Stomp - RHINO 39
5.Mr.Big - THE DILS
6.Nothing Means Nothing Anymore - ALLEYCATS
7.We're Desperate - X
8.Solitary Confinement - THE WEIRDOS
9.Los Angeles - X
10.Disneyland - EYES
11.Survive - THE BAGS
12.Class War - THE DILS
13.Xerox/No Compromise - RHINO 39
14.Neutron Bomb - THE WEIRDOS
15.Adult Books - X
16.Let's Get Rid Of New York - RANDOMS

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