VARIOUS ARTISTS: Damaged by Dez: 7” EP

Six groups cover six Black Flag tunes in honor of the band’s third singer, as hinted at by the title. The one most on-point would be Pure Heel’s version of “Damaged I,” which is based more on Rollins’s take on the Damaged album rather than Dez’s stab on the Louie Louie single, but keeps the overall structure and hits all the right (dis)chords. The other five are more or less serviceable covers, with one or two eschewing faithfulness in favor of country-twanged strummin’. –Jimmy Alvarado (Cadena Records And Cylinders)