VARIOUS ARTISTS: Thanks for the Floor: CD

A tribute to the punk rock community’s support for touring bands and punks! And this comes at a perfect time for me because I’ve recently been mulling over how, as much as I love the Ramones, the Clash, et al., I really need to give credit to the early ‘80s hardcore scene for really creating the DIY punk networks and structures that we now take for granted. Think about how different it would be if we were still looking for Sire Records to sign our bands! And if every band had a manager, even if that manager was Tommy Ramone! This CD features songs by Captain Chaos, the Steinways, Max Levine Ensemble, and more! And, ironically enough, a Ramones medley by Two ThErgs (two of the Ergs in acoustic form!), including “I Want You Around,” “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” and “I Wanna Be Well!” I’m not into everything on here, but there’s plenty of good stuff! If this were a cereal, it’d be one of those single-serving box sets, including, amongst others, Froot Loops (ThErgs)!

 –maddy (Crafty)