VARIOUS ARTISTS: Give : CD

Hot-diggedy-damn, this skull-thumpin’ third installment in the Give ‘Em The Boot series is, by far, the most brashly belligerent and raucously rip-roarin’ of ‘em all. It’s the undeniable best in a vociferous trilogy of the most bad-ass punkrock comps to ever rape, pillage, and plunder my inner ears! The majority of the mayhemic music-makers who spastically blast their tuneage throughout this brain-destroyer of a disc are more alleypunk-oriented (with a couple of rhythmically pure reggae numbers thrown in for good measure!) than the ska-cluttered redundancy of Give ‘Em The Boot II. Hell yeh, thankfully a whole lot less ska is present, so the fluidity of the songs perfectly gel and magnetically create an all-for-one, one-for-all effect as if every band on here participated with each other in the entire recording process of this CD. Yep, punkrock communalism at its most competent! And, of course, it’s assuredly a diverse and varied roster of song-tossers which includes The Distillers, U.S. Bombs, Dropkick Murphys, Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, Rancid, F-Minus, Devils Brigade, Agnostic Front, The Nerve Agents, Tiger Army, Duane Peters and the Hunns, Nekromantix, Roger Miret and the Disasters, Leftover Crack, The Slackers, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, King Django, The Pietasters, Mouthwash, The Gadjits, and Hepcat. Man, I can honestly unabashedly say that this is one of my top audial recommendations of 2001, and you can take that to the bank, bub!

 –guest (Epitaph)