VARIOUS ARTISTS: Old Skars & Upstarts 505: CD

Disaster Records has released another volume in their compilation series, Old Skars & Upstarts. This compilation highlights up-and-coming bands that are taking over the punk scene such as Prima Donna and The Epoxies, as well as established favorites like U.S. Bombs, The Adicts, and The Stitches. The compilation also features some psychobilly with Mad Sin and The Kings Of Nuthin’. This CD actually served its function of introducing me to a new band that I actually liked. I love the song “Not a Love Song” by The Bones—I consistently hit the repeat button without even thinking about it. The songs that shine above the rest are “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” by Die Hunns, “Human Thermometer” by The Briefs, Turbonegro’s cover of David Bowie’s “SuffragetteCity,” and “Don’t Talk to Me” by The Epoxies. The Epoxies song rules.

 –jenny (Disaster)