VARIOUS ARTISTS: Babyhead: LP

A trip through punk’s fringy recesses, with a host of styles and sounds coming outta the dark to serve as soundtrack to your worst nightmares, from the percussion/sax instrumentation of Klondike & York, to ‘60s-influenced tuneage of Blutt to the skronk of the A-Heads to the bizarre spasms of the Piranhas, and this is just scratching the surface of the aural psychoses to be found on this hunk of white wax. This could easily have degenerated into an exercise in arty pretentiousness and the compilers should be commended for instead coming up with one of the best compilations of the year. 

 –jimmy (www.s-srecords.com)