An Uncle Roddus Album review
So here is another of the recent arrivals and this one has been on my purchase list for quite some time since I downloaded it via my Emusic subscription about 10 years ago and I was glad it was still available for purchase. An interesting and slightly eclectic collection from the Bomp archives and it's subsidiary labels with a majority of the collection skewed towards the Punk/Power pop end of the musical spectrum and boasting several tracks that have become 5 star classics for me and quite a number more in the 4 star bracket. With 45 tracks over 2 CDs it's not all plain sailing with some dodgy live tracks and several not so enjoyable punkers of the very lo-fi variety but overall I have enjoyed much of this collection over the years and several of the aforementioned 5 star tracks were included in my mammoth Punk Sampler some time back. With some great 5 star moments from obscure bands like The Barracudas, DM3, The Breakaways, Dave Allan and the Arrows and the Pink Fairies, all up-tempo power pop and punk numbers, but the highlight and best surprise for me is the totally excellent track by the Martians, a piece of 60s pop tinged rockabilly that I had heard many years ago somewhere but never knew who it was and so couldn't buy it. A very obscure but brilliant song. Any how the overall rating I give this set is 4.5/5.