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H.E.A.R. THIS Benefit CD
Worldwide Release November 14, 2000

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H.E.A.R. THIS CD Review!

THIS IS FROM citizen565.com

OUR FIRSTREVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H.E.A.R. This - A Compilation CD Benefitting Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers Full Length CD, Sub City Records Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Compilation CDs are sometimes very good and sometimes not so good. This compilation CD is one of the best out there, featuring lots of old school punk songs that really make you want to slam dance. "Moshing"? No. It's called "slam dancing".

The best songs on the album include "Climate of Fear" by The Lewd (very old school punk which makes me want to slam Blink-182 into the corner of the stage), "Under the Mountain" by The Bellrays (think "Humble Pie" jacked up on trucker speed), "To Evel" by Motochrist (white trash punk commemorating Evel Knievel's failed jump over Snake River Canyon in a rocket car, of all things), "Hey Nick... You Did Okay" by the White Trash Debutantes (they rule, as mentioned elsewhere on this page), "It's a New Find" by Shonen Knife (they sound less like the Ramones than I remember, and their English is getting better), "My Pill" by the Climactics (reminds me of what Sonic Youth might sound like if they decided to play old school punk), "Goin' Downtown" by the Vktms (reminds me strongly of L7), "Sad Life" by Texas Terri (reminds me of some of the glam punk from the late 70's), "Gotta Go" by the Dimwits (more old school punk with a sense of humor), and "I Gave My Punk Jacket to Rickie" by Mary Monday (very old and very good!). The best song, however, is "New School, Old School, F School" by Tongue. It's a very innovative mixture of HC rap and HC punk which is like nothing I've never heard before (but in a good way).

I'm gonna go buy their album. Other bands contributing to this album are Scared of Chaka, Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Damnation, The Avengers, Link 80, Other Star People, The McRackens, The Contractions, Peter Coyote, Visitor 42, Suicide King N.Y., Gang Bangs U.K., Pissant, Tedio Boys, Toxic Reasons, and Electric Summer. All of the songs are very solid, and I suspect I didn't like these others as much because of my musical tastes rather than any real shortcomings.

Overall, this compilation is great! It's damned near impossible for a compilation to get a 5 out of 5 in a review, but that's mainly because compilations, by their very nature, are a little uneven.

This CD benefits H.E.A.R, which is dedicated to "raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus." I sure wish I'd heard of this organization when I was still playing, as I've got permanent ringing in my ears from sitting too close to countless speakers.


Hopeless/SubCity Records www.hopelessrecords.com or, your local participating record store!
Price: $9.98

Line Up:

Jon Cougar Concentration Camp
Texas Terri
White Trash Debutantes
Other Star People
Scared Of Chaka
The McRackins
The Avengers
Shonen Knife
Peter Coyote
The Bellrays
The Dimwits
The Lewd
Link 80 and more



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