V/A “Music For Maniacs”

coverAs everybody knows, it is hard to sell records nowadays, and even harder to sell compilation records! If you want to be able to sell more than a few to your family and friends, then  you have to offer something that not only sounds good, but that also looks very good, a fine product. German record label Wanda records know that well and brings us this crazy looking 50 spike shaped coloured vinyl for Christmas time! You don’t see that very often, do you? I don’t think I’ve ever had a vinyl record that looks like this, killer!
Musicwise, you’ll get 12 exclusive songs from the record label favourites: The SHOEMAKERS, DIME RUNNER, KEVIN K BAND, PRIMA DONNA (covering PARALISIS PERMANENTE “Autosuficiencia”!) The NAZI DOGS, LOS PEPES, MÖPED, The RICKY C QUARTET, The NOT AMUSED, BARETTA LOVE, EROTIC DEVICES, and 2ND DISTRICT, some of the finest ’77 punk/punk rock’n’roll around!
You might think that’s enough, but you also get a bonus download card for 12 mp3 songs from bands like RADIO DEAD ONES, SOCIAL DISTRUST, DIE HITCHHIKERS, MESSENGERS, HOLY KINGS, OSTBLOCK, etc.
This is all about passion and true love for punk rock’n’roll, and you should start the new year with a great record like this one!/Laurent C.


V/A “Roots! Riot! Rumble!”

riotrumble13021 years is a long time for an independent record label in this day and age. To celebrate this, Wolverine Records released this 26 song compilation.
You’ll get some punk rock (DIRTBOX DISCO, DRONGOS FOR EUROPE, FIGHTBALL, TOMMY GUN, STRAWBERRY BLONDES…), some psychobilly (KITTY IN A CASKET, 6 FEET DOWN, BONSAI KITTEN, The P.O.X., The SILVER SHINE…), some rockabilly (ADRIANO BATOLBA ORCHESTRA, CRY BABIES covering The RAMONES ‘ “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”, JENNY & The STEADY GO’S…) and a bit of glam punk (MATT VOODOO offering us a cool cover of DRAMARAMA’s classic “Anything, Anything, Anything” and MIKE ZERO)
Honestly, 26 songs is definitely too much for me (and I’m not too familiar with psychobilly for instance!), but you can only support the whole thing. Moreover, it’s sold for cheap!./Laurent C.