CHINA WHITE: Live Cheap: CD

Another total surprise this time around, and one that is more than welcomed. For those not in the know, China White was one of the original Southern California punk/hardcore bands, who managed to release a couple of comp tracks and an absolutely crucial EP, Dangerzone, before imploding. Collected here are mostly live cuts from various places, both from the band’s original incarnation back in 1981 and the recent incarnation playing “reunion” shows not too long ago. Live versions of most, if not all, of the tunes from the EP are here, and the sound quality and performances are great. Extra special treats include the two tracks from their original demo that were previously only available on the Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself comp, and two live videos for those of us lucky enough to have computers. Limited to 500 copies, so you might wanna think about selling off your sister in order to procure your copy or something and, trust me, it’ll be worth it.

 –jimmy (Malt Soda)