VARIOUS ARTISTS: Scrap!: LP

Six different Japanese garage punk bands contribute three (except Black And White who only did two) songs each. Such a fantastic idea. It’s like getting six different EPs from the other side of the world. Purveyors of rawness will enjoy the band selection, but the bands definitely don’t all sound the same. Just when I thought comps were totally obsolete this lands on my desk and now I feel like every country needs their own version! While I definitely prefer some bands to others, all these bands are good. If you just pick it up for Middle Edge’s “Little Bird ‘Zero’” you wont be disappointed! –Daryl (Secret Mission, secretmissionrecords.com)