KAOS: Komplete Kao: CD

A collection of demos and rehearsal tracks from Johnny Stingray’s post-Controllers outfit that, prior to this, only managed to release the Product of a Sick Mind 7” on What? Records back in the early 1980s. As evidenced here, these guys had the chops and the tunes to put out what would’ve been one hell of a classic album, yet never got the chance. Also included here is a pretty funny interview with the band from KPFK circa 1980 with El Duce making a phone-in appearance. A consistently good listen here and a nice retrospective of one of LA’s more obscure bands.

 –jimmy (Artifix)