- You Call This Music?! Volume 2
You Call This Music?! Volume 2 (
2002) is the second volume in a series of punk music compilations released by Southern California based Geykido Comet Records. Its cover artwork is by NYC artist Fly.
The series title lampoons the Top-40 offerings of the "
Now! That's What I Call Music" series.
Excerpt from an
OC WeeklySPOTLIGHT review
Everybody has an idea about what is and isn’t punk, but there has always been one sure way to test for authenticity: real punk is never easy to listen to. Instead, it’s a genre that has always demanded something out of an audience, from self-examination to a skeptical perspective toward authority to a willingness to abandon any firm definition of punk rock in the first place. And whether poppy, garage-y, grind-y or arty, the bands on this GC Records compilation are punk rock. You Call This Music?! Volume 2 has the feel of a mix tape made by an enthusiastic punk fan with good taste in energetic and boundary-bending music: most of the bands present a variation on the tool-shed punk ethos (grinding guitars, pounding drums, sandpaper vocals), but several dare to add electronic drums and synthesizers to the mix. Standouts include the always energetic and catchy Toys That Kill, Anaheim garage/pop band the Lipstick Pickups, soundscapers Zero Content, the neo-new wave of Subincision, and Norwegian power pop band Pornshot. It’s impressive that the wide variety of punk subgenres presented on this disc can be put back to back without the unfocused feel endemic to so many multiband compilations. The bands here are unified by passion and a sense of fun, which holds them together much more tightly than whether or not they play rock punk, garage & roll, or whichever silly descriptor you want to use. For only $3, there’s more than enough good music to justify purchasing this CD. It’s the cheapest re-definition of punk you’re gonna find.
--Rex Reason, 2002 (taken from [http://www.gcrecords.com/releases/gccd008.htm Official Website which provides all press reviews of album] )
2 East Arcadia -Focus
Toys That Kill-Little Bit Stranger
4 The Grand Prixx -Ballad Of Sara And Anna
5 Jag Offs -Porchcore
6 Happy Campers -Reminisce
7 Nazis from Mars -Animal Farm 2084
9 ESL?! -Tycho Brahe
Kill the Scientist-I Saw....
11 Backside -Dear God From Me
12 As I -Revolution Calls
13 Diabolical Exploits -Lies
14 Operation Cliff Clavin -A Bomb and A Plan
15 Spazz -Typical Hardcore Song #1
16 Pillbox Terror -Christine
17 Chris Dodge/Dave Witte -Whiffletree
18 The Voids -Capitalist
Jack Killed Jill-Everyday
Zero Content-An Archist
Peelander-Z-Rocket Gold Star
22 Libertine -Moscow
23 Pornshot -Mad Song
24 Lucid Nation -Commercial
25 Friday Knights -Again
26 Lipstick Pickups -Can't Resist That Boy
The Devil is Electric-The New World
28 Bikini Bumps -The Cigarette Butt Fiasco
29 Four Letter Words -Slums of Shaolin
30 Fracas -Kill Me
31 UNX -Where Cracks Appear
32 Broken Society -Jock Pit
33 3x Fast -Nothing to Do But Laugh
34 Armistice -Chain of Command
35 Subincision -Punk Chick
36 Microsurgeon -Bug Report
You Call This Music?! Volume 1
Geykido Comet Records Compilations
* [http://www.gcrecords.com Geykido Comet Records website]
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