Various Artists – Black Lives Matter (2020) 9.1

Genre: Compilation
Rating: 9.1

Track List:
1. Pussy Gillette – Walking Crime 01:50
2. Testors – Hey You 02:38
3. Public Animal – Soothsayer [*] 04:14
4. The Freeks – Easy Way Out 03:51
5. UIC – Heartache 02:50
6. The Black Halos – For You (Demo) [*] 03:09
7. The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – Scorpio Rising [*] 03:10
8. Red Arms – Post Punk 03:33
9. Ian Blurton’s Future Now – Race With The Devil [*] 02:58
10. Sick Things – You Know It Ain’t Right [*] 03:48
11. Swilson – I Like Love 02:37
12. Thunder Queens – Bulldozer 03:27
13. Ponyshow – Folks 03:28
14. Dany Laj and The Looks – Hold For Love 03:22
15. Ancient Shapes – Separation Anxiety 01:57
16. Jean Daddy – Apocalypse Now 01:47
17. Eric J. Breitenbach & Nigel Young – Deconnect Pt. 1 [*] 04:00
18. Sweet Dave – The Long Ride 02:49
19. Enchanters – High Heel Roller Skates 03:42
20. The Violent Brothers – That’s Rock [*] 01:41
21. Tricky Woo – Who’s Got The Bombs [*] 02:02
22. Dboy – Super Conductors 02:43
23. C’mon – I’m Not In Love With The System 02:24
24. WE Are The Asteroid – From Above [*] 02:14
25. The Spitfires – State Of Shock [*] 02:55
26. Wasted Potential – Nuclear Piss 01:39
27. Midnight Towers – Stuck In My Brain 02:36
28. Broken Gold – Dome Light 03:10
29. Biters – No Connection 03:48
30. Graham Tuson – Heroes [*] 03:47
31. New Age Doom ft. Cola Wars – The Game Is Fucking Rigged [*] 05:42

[*] – Previously unreleased and available here for the first time.

Favourite Tracks: ‘Pussy Gillette – Walking Crime’, ‘Testors – Hey You’, ‘The Freeks – Easy Way Out’, ‘The Black Halos – For You’, ‘Red Arms – Post Punk’, ‘Ancient Shapes – Seperation Anxiety’, ‘The Violent Brothers – That’s Rock’, ‘Dboy – Super Conductors’, ‘C’mon – I’m Not In Love With The System’, ‘Graham Tuson – Heroes’, ‘Biters – No Connection’ & ‘Sweet Dave – The Long Ride’

Buy this! It’s great music for the cause. Black Lives Matter.

All proceeds from this compilation donated to
Black Lives Matter (blacklivesmatter.com)
Black Lives Matter Toronto (blacklivesmatter.ca)
The Black Solidarity Fund Canada (www.canadahelps.org/en/black-solidarity-fund/)
*[Yeah Right’s] donation to this fund was matched by a corporate sponsor*

This comp makes me feel all warm and fuzzy in that nostalgic sort of way. It’s put out by Yeah Right! records and features a few bands that I already knew and followed and introduced me to a slew of bands that I’m about to follow. Listening this this felt like I was 16 again and discovering the limitlessness of punk from all the label comps that I was stumbling upon. It was eye-opening exciting times.

Now many years later, it’s exciting music for uncertain times. Black Lives Matter, the comp and more importantly the movement are standing in the face of evil and injustice and just by listening you can be doing something.

Support and sample here.

Enjoy.

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