You could be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Seattle’s HEAD yet. I mean, it’s not like they are putting much effort into making you aware of their existence. They self-release all of their albums and most of their EPs, don’t do promo and hardly ever tour. Which makes that when you have heard of HEAD, you kinda feel like you are in on a secret. Well, you and the 29 bands contributing to this tribute album.
With everyone from Manges and DeeCracks to Geoff Palmer, Jimmy Vapid and Isotopes pitching in, there is a helluva lot of tribute being paid to HEAD’s take on Ramonesque punk rock. Of course, with 29 bands, there are bound to be a couple of duds. But overall the quality here is pretty up there. Which I guess says as much about the quality of the source material as the bands paying tribute.
SO-Cho Pistons - Theme Of HEAD/No Hugging, No Learning
Manges - Senor Itchy
Parasites - Spend The Night Alone
Neon Bone - The Sissy
TOUGH - I’ve Made My Peace With The Hippies
MEGA - They Used To Call Them Bums
DeeCracks - Killed By Death
The Putz - Don’t Go Looking In The Closet
Isotopes - I Can See What You Dig
the SUCK - No One Likes A Snitch
Lorrainas - Stag Party
Mugwumps - Calvin And Susie
Ratcliffs - 35 Years Older Than You
Flamingo Nosebleed - Am I Fresh?
Livermores - Tireshredding
Proton Packs - Gladys Kravitz
Geoff Palmer - Always Know Your Enemies
Young Rochelles - Teachers Pet
Johnny Terrien & The Bad Lieutenants - Magic 8 Ball