SCREECHING WEASEL: Kill the Musicians: CD

A reissue of a collection of B-sides, EPs, and assorted rarities by this venerated band. While I can’t say that listening to it has made me a fan by any stretch of the imagination, I do find that I can appreciate their take on the punk template when they veer away from the Ramones worship and branch out a bit. Nothing wrong with the Ramones thang, mind you, but after literally decades of being inundated with thousands of bands aping both Screeching Weasel and the Queers, even the original strain of the virus is a bit much to take after a while.

 –jimmy (Asian Man)