VARIOUS ARTISTS: Dangerous Intersections IV: 7″

This is a four-band pop punk comp that is not my thing, but all the bands sound pretty good. The standout for me is Barrakuda McMurder whose short entry on this record sounds a bit like The Queers and has a similar boyish sense of humor. The Strait A’s “Go Away” is female fronted and, while not snotty enough for my taste, has the sensibilities of a great punk anthem. All four bands have personality and write descent songs. Again, it’s not my thing, but I get a good feeling off it. If your tastes range from Hot Water Music to The Queers, I would think this would be a great record for you.

 –Billups Allen (Traffic Street)