VARIOUS ARTISTS: Here’s Your Donkey Show: CD

Sep 23, 2011

People always ask about the donkey show thing. It doesn’t exist. I’ve yet to meet a human being who can vouch for its existence. You want a fucking donkey show? Here’s your donkey show! I uploaded this album to my iPod without putting any information in, so I wouldn’t know the names of the bands and attempt to circumvent any bias. You see people, I’m from Tijuana, this is my scene, and I’ve seen most of these bands a bunch of times. In fact, I’ve been going to Bumbklaatt shows for about a decade now. Like most scenes in big cities, this spans a few genres such as hardcore, punk, ska, and… well, I guess that’s it. It’s a great compilation featuring the best Tijuana has to offer, which is Bio Crisis, Teenage Kicks, DFMK, and Bumbklaatt. There are also three non-TJ bands, one of which, Dias De Radio are straight off a late ‘90s Hellcat comp. That song alone almost made me want to spike my hair and break out a certain jacket that hasn’t fit in years.

 –Rene Navarro (Blood Pact,