VARIOUS ARTISTS: If It Ain’t Cheap, It Ain’t Punk: CD

Jun 20, 2007

I’m a sucker for this stuff. I have been since the first time I heard Operation: Cliff Clavin back in my sophomore year of high school. I love it. It makes me feel like I’m gonna be a kid forever! There’s a good chance that if you like one Plan-It-X band, you will like most of them. If you have been able to avoid any of their releases up until now, here’s an amazing introduction. Thirty songs from thirty bands, past and present. Half of the songs have been already released. The other half are either exclusive, or new to CD. Highlights are Matty Pop Chart, OPCC, Rosa, The Bananas, The Four Eyes, One Reason, Sexy, song number thirteen (which has no indication as to band name or song title, but rules just the same), Paul Baribeau, Abe Froman, and The Max Levine Ensemble. Actually, I can honestly say I like all but five songs on the entire comp. Sloppy pop punk from the kids, for the kids. For $5, you really can’t go wrong.

 –guest (Plan-It-X)