VARIOUS ARTISTS: Rock ‘n’ Roll Compilation: CD

Well, it’s got various hues of the rock thang, from garage rock to punk to surf to country twang to a throwback to ’70s soul. Some of the bands are good, some suck, and some just make you plain wonder why anyone bothered to record them. In short, a mixed bag. Features The Villains, The Veins, Ms. Rodeo USA, The Priests, White Cotton Panties, Q, The Vertigo-gos and others.

 –jimmy (Garage Pop, PO Box 88003, Rochester, NY 14618)