VARIOUS ARTISTS: Punk O Rama 2001 Vol. 6: CD

Bouncing Souls, NOFX, Pulley, Raised Fist, Osker, Downset, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Guttermouth, Deviates, who gives a flyin’ fuck? I picked this up (and no, I didn’t pay for it) solely for the Descendents track, which is technically unreleased, but in actuality an alternate take of a song that appeared on All’s “Mass Nerder,” with Milo singing instead. It seems a little slower than the other version, but it still packs a solid punch. Jeez, I wish they’d put another album out already. Also of note is Pennywise’s cover of X’s “We’re Desperate” with Exene on guest vocals, which would be pretty good if she wasn’t such a pathetic joke anymore. Considering the fact that she makes her green these days ridin’ on X’s former glory and waxing poetic to anyone who’ll listen about how important she thinks she was/is to punk rock gives the song covered here a whole new meaning.

 –jimmy (Epitaph)