VARIOUS ARTISTS: Rather See You Dead: 7”

Original issue of a comp, which initially saw the light of day about a decade ago. It features three of Houston’s earliest and most celebrated punk bands—Really Red, The Hates, and Legionnaires Disease—cranking out four tunes that I’m figuring aren’t available elsewhere (well, the Hates track is exclusive, at the very least) and date no later than 1979. Do I really need to tell you that this, in all its orange vinyl glory, is one smoking slab of punk rock history screaming to be played at maximum volume? I didn’t think so.

 –jimmy (Hotbox)