VARIOUS ARTISTS: Sick Kicks for Shock Rockers: 7″

A nice sampling of what’s been going on towards the LA/OC border, featuring the Liberats, 40 Oz. Rescue, The Assailants, Deterrance, Psychotic Reaction, and Clit 45. The order of the day on this is hardcore and all six bands plant their feet firmly in that pigeonhole. While this ain’t exactly Flex Your Head or anything, it is a nice sampler of some of the things you can find just under the surface of LA’s pop punk wasteland.

 –jimmy (Violent Reaction)