Various ‎– DIY: We're Desperate - The L.A. Scene (1976-79)

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Rhino Records (2) ‎– R2 71176
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DIY (3)
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1 The Pop!* Down On The Boulevard
Written-By – Herndon*
2:46
2 The Dogs (3) Younger Point Of View
Written-By – Molinaire*
3:14
3 The Motels Counting (Demo)
Written-By – Davis*
4:43
4 Germs Forming
Written-By – Pyn*
3:06
5 The Dils I Hate The Rich
Written-By – Kinman*, Kinman*
1:42
6 The Zeros Don't Push Me Around
Written-By – Escovedo*
2:27
7 The Weirdos A Life Of Crime
Written-By – Roman*
2:22
8 The Zippers (2) You're So Strange
Written-By – Willingham*
2:48
9 The Quick (3) Pretty Please
Written-By – Hufsteter*
4:31
10 The Last She Don't Know Why I'm Here
Written-By – Nolte*
3:26
11 The Furys Say Goodbye To The Black Sheep
Written-By – Embrey*, Wolfe*
2:28
12 The Dils Mr. Big
Written-By – Kinman*, Kinman*
1:44
13 X (5) We're Desperate
Written-By – Cervenka*, Doe*
2:03
14 The Weirdos We Got The Neutron Bomb
Written-By – Roman*, Denney*
3:01
15 Germs Lexicon Devil
Written-By – Crash*
2:05
16 The Alley Cats (2) Nothing Means Nothing Anymore
Written-By – Stodola*
3:14
17 The Plugz La Bamba
Written-By – Trad.*
1:37
18 The Dickies You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
Written-By – Wagon*, Lee*
1:54
19 Eyes Topological Lies
Written-By – Ramirez*
1:34
20 The Bags Survive
Written-By – Armendariz*, Rainone*
2:47
21 X (5) Los Angeles
Written-By – Cervenka*, Doe*
2:15

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Notes

Track 19, listed as "TAQN" by Eyes, is incorrect. The Eyes song in this compilation is its b-side, "Topological Lies."

Tracks 7, 8, 11, 18 and 19 are CD bonus tracks.

This compilation ℗ & © 1993 Rhino Records Inc.

Track 1: Back Door Man maxi-single #5001 ℗ 1977 Saintly Endeavors, licensed from Allan Rinde.
Track 2: Dynamic single #RN 110, ℗ 1976 Loren Molinare, licensed from Loren Molinare.
Track 3: First issued on the album Saturday Night Pogo, Rhino #RNLP 003 ℗ 1978 The Motels, licensed from The Motels.
Track 4: What? single #WHAT01 ℗ 1977 What Records?, licensed from What Records?.
Track 5: What? single #WHAT 02 ℗ 1977 What Records?, licensed from What Records?.
Track 6: Bomp! single #BOMP 110 ℗ 1977 Bomp Records, licensed from Bomp Records.
Track 7: Bomp! maxi-single #BOMP 112 ℗ 1977 Bomp Records, licensed from Bomp Records.
Track 8: Back Door Man single #5002 ℗ 1978 Bob Wallingham, licensed from Danielle Faye.
Track 9: From the maxi-single In Tune With Our Times (Pretty Please / Somewhere Over The Rainbow) [fan club issue] #QUICK 1℗ 1977 The Quick, licensed from Danny Benair.
Track 10: Backlash single #LS001 ℗ 1977 Backlash, licensed from Vitus Mataré.
Track 11: Double R single #1011 ℗ 1978 Gregg Embrey & Jeff Wolfe, licensed from Jeff Wolfe.
Track 12: Dangerhouse single #SLA 268 ℗ 1978 Dangerhouse Records, licensed from Dangerhouse Records.
Track 13: Dangerhouse single #D 88 ℗ 1978 Dangerhouse Records, licensed from Dangerhouse Records.
Track 14: Dangerhouse single #SP 1063 ℗ 1978 Cliff Roman, licensed from Cliff Roman.
Track 15: Slash maxi-single #SCAM 101 ℗ 1978 Slash Records, licensed from Slash Records.
Track 16: Dangerhouse single ℗ 1978 Dangerhouse Records, licensed from Dangerhouse Records.
Track 17: From the album Electrify Me, #Plug PR 001 ℗ 1979 Plug Recordz, licensed from Restless Records.
Track 18: A&M maxi-single #SP 12008 ℗ 1978 A&M Records, Inc., licensed from A&M Records, Inc.
Track 19: Dangerhouse single #IZE 45 ℗ 1979 Dangerhouse Records, licensed from Dangerhouse Records.
Track 20: Dangerhouse single #BAG 199℗ Dangerhouse Records, 1978 licensed from Dangerhouse Records.
Track 21: From Yes L.A. EP, Dangerhouse #EW 79 ℗ 1979 Dangerhouse Records, licensed from Dangerhouse Records.

Tracks 2, 7, 8, 11, 19 and 20 are CD bonus tracks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 8122-71176-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 3 R2 71176-2 SRC#02. M1S1

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coldworld119

coldworld119

December 8, 2014
For my money, this is one of the most successful compilations of any musical genre I've ever heard. One of its strongest points is the inclusion of a number of L.A. "street rock" bands like The Pop!, The Dogs, The Quick, The Zippers, The Furys, etc. These songs have enough grit and edge that they probably sounded fairly "punk" to many listeners in those days, even if none of the bands really fit into those rigid categories then or now. Regardless of their designation, many of these songs are excellent and project an atmosphere or vibe that is very interesting and infrequently duplicated. Mixing these tracks with a number of excellent songs from relatively more well known punk bands from the region and era really presents a very interesting and compelling glimpse into a special combination of time and place that for the most part remains impenetrable but incredibly intriguing for those that were not there. If the aforementioned street rock bands were not included on here, many would be largely lost in the shuffle. The people or person who put this comp together definitely did the music listening world a great service.
Gigantor

Gigantor

March 27, 2012
I have a copy of this CD and found out years later that the Eyes song on my copy is NOT TAQN but rather the b-side of the single, Topological Lies. Was there ever a pressing of this where this was corrected?