VARIOUS ARTISTS: Combat Rock-The 100 Punk Rock Compilation Vol 2: CD

I always thought I liked oi and street punk pretty well, but either I was mistaken or this comp just don’t cut it. It’s a retrospective of the recent half of this French label’s output, with bands from France, Germany, England, Canada and the US (Lower Class Brats). The only one on here that does much for me is Trotskids, whose two ditties have enough zip to get the old pogo muscles twitching. I’d trade the rest for three or four good Anti Heros or Blanks 77 songs.

 –doug (Combat Rock)