Someone's Gonna Get Their Head To Believe in Something ! (BYO V.A.)
Someone's Gonna Get Their Head To Believe in Something
BYO records 10th anniversary: SOMEONE GOT THEIR HEAD KICKED IN and SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN, Two Comps on One CD. 1992 (1982-84 Lps)
01. Youth Brigade - Violence
02. Agression - Intense Energy
03. Battalion Of Saints - Beefmasters
04. Joneses - Pill Box
05. Bad Religion - In The Night
06. Agression - Dear John Letter
07. Battalion Of Saints - No More Lies
08. Adolescents - Who's Who
09. Social Distortion - Mass Hysteria
10. Joneses - Graveyard Rock
11. Youth Brigade - Boys In The Brigade
12. Agression - Rat Race
13. Adolescents - Wrecking Crew
14. Youth Brigade - Look In The Mirror
15. Battalion Of Saints - Cops Are Out
16. Nils - Scratches & Needles
17. Rigor Mortis - Silent Scream
18. Big Boys - History
19. Kraut - Pyramids
20. Youth Brigade - Care
21. SNFU - Victims Of The Womanizer
22. Personality Crisis - Piss On You
23. Channel 3 - Indian Summer
24. 7Seconds - Out Of Touch
25. Stretch Marks - Foreign Policy
26. Smarties - San Francisco
27. Hungry For What - The War Goes On
28. Jr. Gone Wild - Tragedy In E
29. Royal Crown Revue - Hey Pachuco
30. That's It - Who's Life Is It Anyway
31. Youth Brigade - One In Five
Culled almost entirely from two important, early-'80s So-Cal punk compilations, this CD is red hot a decade later.
From Head Kicked In, the two old, pre-first LP demos by the Adolescents are vital, great-sounding punk history, plus the 1982 Social Distortion's otherwise unknown masher "Mass Hysteria," a couple of the finest Youth Brigade songs -- including "Look in the Mirror," which should have made one of the two versions of its debut LP Sound and Fury the next year.
The two tracks by the Joneses (the L.A. Dolls' rock, not the later crap Joneses) are fun, Aggression still rocks, and Battallion of Saints shreds.
From Something, there's no arguing with Channel 3's proud punk-pop "Indian Summer," which came just before the bandmembers became alcoholics and got into the Alarm. And best of all, the Nils' stunning "Scratches and Needles," one of the defining moments by Montreal's best band ever, is so good it was the opening track on that LP despite the band's obscurity (they should've used the original version from the stupidly limited-edition, 300-print Now EP cassette, which is even more awesome).
Youth Brigade (again) and Personality Crisis are terrific.
If you care at all about U.S. classic punk, this is a super guide because it has so many great songs in one place by so many great bands.
The BYO's Stern brothers (of Youth Brigade) had ears for melodies and tunes were abundant in L.A. (and Canada) back then, and that's why it's dated well. ~ Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover (All Music Guide)
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