VARIOUS ARTISTS: Crack Rock City: CD

This is a compilation of Michigan punk bands. I have lived in Michigan for most of my life and have been very involved with live rock music for the last fifteen years or so. I have only ever heard of four (out of twenty!) of these artists. I’ve only seen two live. Either I’m blowing it or these guys are pretty obscure. Most of the stuff on here is pretty bad hardcore punk with no real tunes. It also includes my absolute least favorite band from our state, Ouch Me Arse. So, Todd, if you’re the one who sends me my review materials, you owe me for sending me a CD full of the worst bands my state has to offer. I wasted a whole afternoon listening to this garbage and writing this review, and our local record store won’t even buy it from me. (They laughed at me!)

 –Ryan Horky (Class Struggle, mmc-nhc.tk)