Hmmm. Never heard of this label, and only know of a few of the bands on here. I love compilations, because they give you a chance to check out some bands you might never have had a chance to listen to. Having grown up in the midst of what could be called the best time ever for Punk Rock compilations to have existed, I take a very critical leaning towards any compilatons released today. I think I can say what a good compilation is, and I can definitely say what makes a great compilation, that's for sure. This one is mediocre. None of the bands are playing anything spectacular, nothing too memorable, and definitely nothing too good! LOL The sound quality for some of these songs definitely leaves something to be desired as well. I don't know what brought all these bands together, or what Scene they're supposedly all a part of but man, it must get pretty boring around those parts. All the bands on here sound the same, mid-paced pop punk with sing-song vocals, quirky time changes, and major aspirations of being on MTV and "making it". Yawn. I wish I could tell you where these bands copped these riffs and chords from, but I'm not that well versed on some of the more crappier new bands, sorry. I do know I've heard a lot of this before. The Disguster track is pretty good, and the Viva Hate song is OK. Los Creepers contribution to this comp is pretty rocking, but as for the rest? Phooey. I'll pass. Available from Old Shoe Records.
Written by GE 138.
Wowsers... where has this band been? Nashville Pussy's greasy, Southern fried Punk songs have always held a special place in my heart, and after witnessing the band play to an empty Pink-E's here in Vegas on a Saturday night many moons ago, I figured I had seen the last I was ever gonna see from these Rock and Roll savages, when lo and behold, this new release fell into my lap. Fuck yeah! Kicking off with some loud ass cowbell accents, this album just rawks right out of the gate. Their AC/DC worship continues on, with Ruyter quite possibly being Angus Young's possessed nympho daughter. Her riffs and sloppy ass solos are just great. Blaine still sounds like he gargles with whiskey and broken glass when he sings, and I don't even know who else is in the band, because it's irrelevant - Ruyter and Blaine are the band. Always have been. Always will be. The lyrics are top notch stoner material (I'm so high/I gotta look down to see the sky), with odes to liver killing fluids included (Drunk Driving Man and Dead Men Can't Get Drunk) as well as songs about fast cars and even faster women (Speed Machine and Why Why Why, with the great lyric of 'Back in High School/I was voted Most Likely to go to Hell'). Nashville Pussy play some good shit. Not too Punk, not too Rock and Roll. They've carved themselves out a nice little niche in today's music scene, and if you're into kick ass Rock and Roll played by a bunch of drug addicted drunken degenerates, then look no further than Nashville Pussy, your new favorite band. Welcome back - We missed you!!
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