CARBONAS: Your Moral Superiors: Singles and Rarities: 2 x LP

A double album collection of songs from the ATL’s beloved garage punks Carbonas, who haven’t been an active band (but also haven’t officially broken up) since their masterful self-titled album released well over a decade ago. The songs on these records come from previously released but out-of-print 7”s, split 7”s, compilation track, and rare or unreleased gems. They serve as either an excellent retrospective or introduction to a band that has since become of legendary stature. To those of us lucky enough to have caught them live, it’s fun to look back at all the songs that made up their set lists. For those who are new to the group, well then I sincerely hope they decide to play again so you too may one day regale your friends with tales of Carbonas’ legendary performances. I can’t help but mention the cover songs on these records that are a clear indicator of the band’s influences: songs by Kaos, The Plugz, Zero Boys, G.G. Allin, et cetera further prove that these Georgia boys not only have good taste but also the musical chops to not fuck these songs up. Besides the Big Boys’ Wreck Collection, I can’t think of a better double LP collection well worth your money, so don’t pass this one up. –Juan Espinosa (Goner)