VARIOUS ARTISTS: Diggy Diggy Dead!: 2 x CD

There’s some good stuff here by some relatively known names—a couple of live Dicks tracks, and some tunes by the Dead Bros., The Deadites, Derita Sisters, Reverend Beat-Man, and the Vectors to name a few—and there’s a lot of ground covered over the course of two discs—from Austin punk to Japanese ‘60s slop to Polish hardcore—but the dearth of band information is more than a little exasperating. I mean, are the Dicks tracks of recent vintage? Is Dennis Most’s cover of “Psychotic Reaction” a new recording? Who are all these Texas bands on here and are they even together anymore? Call me anal retentive, but I like to know a little about what I’m listening to.

 –jimmy (www.rubblerecords.com)