ROADSIDE BOMBS: Rise Up: CD

How many times have I done the whole book/cover thing? Jesus. You’d think I’d learn. I figured paint-by-numbers street punk. Nope. What we have here are some of the older statesmen of Noma Beach punk rock—the goddamn golden years of the Bodies, Randumbs, Burdens, Forgotten, and the like. I still dig back and think that the early TKO years (think late ‘90s) produced some of the best Bay Area punk of all time. This lot doesn’t stray too far from the path, but fuck, if it ain’t broke… Every song is a banger and I gotta give a nod to their homage to the late, great Bruce Roehrs. Nice touch, guys. Real nice. –Tim Brooks (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)