JOHN STABB: Riding for Candyland, 1991-1993: CD

Post-Government Issue bands are featured on this limited edition compilation. The Stabb band has the title track and “Deny” as the stand-out song. Emma Peel’s section features two songs from a now out of print 7” called Avenging Punk Rock Godfathers. The lyrics from “The Hurting Closet” are stuck in my head: “If I jettison all memories and past / the hurt would be the only thing that lasts.” But if you want all these songs in one tidy package, go to the artist’s webpage and grab a copy quick. Now all we need is the Weatherhead record. Calling Dr. (Frank) Love. –Sean Koepenick (Self-released, johnstabb.com)