ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN / CHEATS, THE: Rockamania #1: LP

The Cheats are one of the best, most active Pittsburgh bands, playing show after show, both locally and all over the place. They’re a well-studied mix of ‘77 punk and garage, making them a perfect candidate to share a split record with New Jersey garage veterans Electric Frankenstein. No skimping on the packaging here, which is downright gorgeous. Both bands have wide appeal and play mainline styles of punk, without pandering or posing of any kind. This split is definitely not to be missed. 

 –Art Ettinger (Screaming Crow)