V/A – New York Thrash – CD

V/A – New York Thrash – CD

V/A – New York Thrash – CD (Roir Records) What a release!!!! This contains some of the first punk I heard, way back when I was a young teen. When I think of punk rock, this is what comes to mind. It’s loud, snotty, dark, disturbing and fills me with...
V/A – Music to Kill For – CD

V/A – Music to Kill For – CD

V/A – Music to Kill For – CD (Side 1 Dummy Records) This features several bands who were on the previous two year’s Warped Tour. Here’s a rundown of my first impressions of each song. Custom Made Scare – punkabilly, his voice sounds like...
V/A – Music*Sound Volume 4 – CD

V/A – Music*Sound Volume 4 – CD

V/A – Music*Sound Volume 4 – CD (Storm Records) While all the music from the 15 bands on this release isn’t on the same level, the sheer diversity of the C.D. overall makes this a great compilation. The styles range from ethereal instrumentals to...
V/A – Music*Sound Volume 3 – CD

V/A – Music*Sound Volume 3 – CD

V/A – Music*Sound Volume 3 – CD (Storm Records) Another great Michigan band compilation. The styles are eclectic and the music is good. Funky and worldly instrumentals, 80′s quirkiness and poppy punk can be found on this little disc. My faves on this...
V/A – Fuzzy Bunny – Cassette

V/A – Fuzzy Bunny – Cassette

V/A – Fuzzy Bunny – Cassette (Koala Records) A nice compilation cassette of bands from the Syracuse area that is filled will a nice blend of alternative pop. One of the better compilations that I had the privilege to review in this issue. - Mite Mutant...
Xing – Worldwide – CD

Xing – Worldwide – CD

Xing – Worldwide – CD (Laundry Room Records) The first tune on this release “Stick Mechanical”, which reminded me of Gary Numan, had me thinking I was in for a good hour of early 80′s new wave music. The rest of the c.d. has a nice groove...
Wolfpac – Four Hits from Hell – CD

Wolfpac – Four Hits from Hell – CD

Wolfpac – Four Hits from Hell – CD (Sugardaddy Records) This is the new band by the ex-singer from the Bloodhound Gang. He is more in the rap vein than they were. The songs rock, but they are a bit repetitive for me and full of that rapper posture....