UNDEAD: First, Worst and Cursed: CD

A retrospective of a band that started their reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the late ‘70s and went on to greater fame after a move to San Francisco. As can be expected, the sound is rooted in Dolls/Thunders/Ramones country. On the whole, the proceedings are well worth a listen and, although most Bobby Steele fans will probably groan when they realize this is not the band with ties to the Misfits, I suggest they give it a shot, ’cause it really is pretty good. If the bands you like just HAFTA have some kinda tie to hardcore, guitarist Joe Dirt also played in the legendary Fuck Ups, and you can’t get any more hardcore than them.

 –jimmy (Dionysus)