VARIOUS ARTISTS: Half-Assed Chicago: LP

This regional comp LP is too good to be true. The first three tracks go Brokedowns, M.O.T.O., Sass Dragons! Hot damn! Releases like this remind me how good it can be. Exclusive songs from all bands, clear green vinyl, a wide variety of punk sub-genres. Fun fun times. Even bands I don’t necessarily like listening to I enjoy on this record. After much contemplating I could only think of two Chicago band I really like that aren’t on here. Pick this up.

 –Daryl Gussin (Johann’s Face)