BELLRAYS: Raw Collection: CD

Good lord, sweet Jesus, and HOT DAMN. That’s consistently been my reaction every time I hear something from these guys, and this ain’t no different. A collection here of selected tracks from 7” and 8” records and assorted comps, which also serves as a roadmap of the band’s evolution from soul-infused punk group to the fuggin’ sound monster that it is today. To call this amazing would be an understatement. Think of it more as a communion wafer given to devotees to the church of rock’n’roll. Crank “Say What You Mean” and be converted.

 –jimmy (Upper Cut)