VARIOUS ARTISTS: Let’s Have Some Goddamn Fun: New York City 2005: CD

Jun 22, 2007

Who doesn’t love a good compilation record? The only problem that I’ve found is that they make my shopping lists bloated with new wants and needs. Sixteen tracks on this one: every one of them is worthy and, true to the title, goddamn fun. The bands (too numerous to list) are for the most part flat-out punk rock, the likes of which we love seeing at beer-soaked shows in dingy, sweaty bars where rock’n’roll achieves the howling primal edge it was meant to have. On the whole this reminds me a lot of the Cheapo Crypt Sampler (one of my favorite comps), but with a bit less diversity of style among the bands. My god, how I want right now to be in a packed room, wrecked on beer and seeing any one or six of these bands playing.

 –Eric Carlson (Rapid Pulse)