VARIOUS ARTISTS: DC-Jam Skate Rock Vol.1: 2xCD

When I saw the front of this disc, the first thing I thought was “Whoa, what’s with the crappy computer art? I wonder what they’re trying to pass off as skate rock.” Well, when I flipped the case over and started reading the bands, I was treated to a who’s who of skateboard fueled punk rock both past and present. The old guard is well represented by bands like JFA, Big Boys, McRad, Minus-One and Government Issue while the current rippers are led by the likes of Frontside Five, Off With Their Heads and Wednesday Night Heroes. Not to mention several rad bands that I had never heard before. This compilation stands up well with the early Thrasher comps. I’m stoked for Vol. 2!!!

 –ty (DC-Jam)