This phenomenal twenty-seven song split CD includes a full length from each band, with each featuring celebrity cameos. The Youth Gone Mad album includes some guest vocals and instrumentals from Dee Dee Ramone and the False Alarm album includes Cheetah Chrome, Rick Wilder, and De De Troit. Tragically, the singer of False Alarm (like Dee Dee Ramone) died a drug-related death a few years back. It’s hard to dissociate these bands from drugs, with almost every track taking on an aura of heroin punk. The final track, “Dee Dee Deceased” by Youth Gone Mad, is an eerie tribute if ever there was one. In any event, this non-glamorous set of albums needs to be heard.
–Art Ettinger (False Alarm, myspace.com/falsealarmrecords)