J.D. BUHL: Little Victories 1978-85: LP

Collection of recordings from various Berkeley-area bands—The Saviors, The Jars, The J.D. Buhl Group, and The Believers—with Mr. Buhl as the connection between them. The twelve tracks from the different bands, some of which previously unreleased, are assembled into a cohesive whole that showcases a through-line that dances over blurred borders between, punk, power pop, and straight pop with echoes of the prime bits of ‘50s through the early ‘80s rock’n’ roll. Gems abound here. –Jimmy Alvarado (Almost Ready)