GUITAR WOLF: Golden Black: CD

I dunno if this being released now has anything to do with the passing of Bass Wolf, but regardless, it’s a nice reminder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years, Guitar Wolf is a Japanese trio that plays the rawest, most primitive garage rock you’ve ever heard. They’ve been releasing shittily-recorded, out-of-tune records of blown-out rock’n’roll destruction since 1997, and this is a collection of some greatest hits, some rare and out-of-print stuff, and all your faves. It spans their entire career, up until 2005’s Loverock. Great packaging, a nice selection of tracks; this is the perfect starting point for anyone curious about Guitar Wolf, and an excellent collection for old fans as well.

 –ben (Narnack)