Various ‎– Not So Quiet On The Western Front

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Intensified Chaos Intensified Chaos
Social Unrest Their Mistakes
Naked Lady Wrestlers Dan With The Mellow Hair
M.A.D. (9) Holocaust
Killjoy (4) Rich Plastic People
Fang (2) Fun With Acid
Capitol Punishment El Salvador
Ribsy Collapse
Crucifix (2) Annihilation
Square Cools I Don't Wanna Die For My Country
Los Olvidados (2) Pay Salvation
Code Of Honor What Price Will You Pay?
7 Seconds Fuck Your Amerika
Unaware Race War
Frigidettes Turmoil
5th Column (2) Don't Conform
Ghost Dance (2) Shrunken Heads
Dead Kennedys A Child And His Lawn Mower
Rebel Truth All I Know
Pariah (4) Learning Process
Lennonburger Reagum
Impatient Youth* Praise The Lord & Pass The Ammunition
Bad Posture GDMFSOB
Demented Youth Assassination Attempt
MDC (2) The Only Good Cop . . .
Karnage (9) The Few, The Proud, The Dead
Domino Theory (2) Scare
Nazi Bitch & The Jews Dead Porker
Whipping Boy (2) Human Farm
Angst (2) Worker Bee
Free Beer Premature Enlistment
Flipper Sacrifice
Vengeance (4) No One Listens
Juvinel Justice S/M Nightmare
Section 8 (5) Fat, Drunk, & Stupid
Tongue Avulsion Libyan Hit Squad
Maniax (2) Off To War
Vicious Circle (6) Strike Out
UXB (4) Breakout
Scapegoats Shitcan
Church Police The Oven Is My Friend
Deadly Reign Systems Suck
No Alternative Dead Men Tell No Lies
Wrecks Punk Is An Attitude
Urban Assault (2) SLT
Bent Nails No More Riots
MIA* New Left

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Brantly

Brantly

July 31, 2020
edited 3 days ago
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14
Wonderful encapsulation of an extremely important time in punk rock: post the 1st wave (Weirdos, Germs, Damned, Middle Class, etc.) and 2nd wave (Black Flag, Discharge, Minor Threat, Metal Urbain, etc.) pre the late 80's resurgence (Op Ivy, NOFX, Screeching Weasel, Big Black, etc.), nope, this was the no-mans-land era where to be a punk did not mean being hip, it meant being dedicated to a music and a lifestyle that was not accepted by society as it is today (thankfully). Certainly some clunkers on here (that Frigidettes song is comically atrocious, and I don't sense any irony there at all, and the Scapegoats song, though charming in its rudimentary sludge-punk, is pretty damn bad), but also some classic bands (Flipper, DK, M.D.C., Fang, etc.), and some unbelievable unknown gems (That Karnage song is so rad. The Angst song is like a post-punk prototype that sounds like a Bay Area Wire. Actually, side 3 across board is pretty fucking killer. Also a great tune by the Impatient Youth. The Vicious Circle song, may be one of the best hardcore songs you've never heard! ). As a chronicle of Bay Area punk rock, this couldn't be a more accurate portrayal of those times. A great record to drink a couple beers to and research the bands as you pogo around the room. Fun shit my punk rock brethren!!
jimthemailman77

jimthemailman77

January 4, 2020
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14
Greatest regional comp ever, all tracks are good, some great. An important document.
nihilardtard

nihilardtard

May 16, 2019
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14
buy it for the zine and throw the record at somebody cuz it's not good
udonclarise

udonclarise

November 19, 2018
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14
Fun fact: The Unaware and Tongue Avulsion shared members. Tim Yohannan was so pissed when he found out.
xgavin13

xgavin13

April 30, 2017
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14
My copy has a manufacturing flaw. All four sides begin with a crazy wobble that ships the needle.
SignalsFromAbove

SignalsFromAbove

November 24, 2015
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14
'looking for the "Reagan" innersleeve...
drommusik

drommusik

September 19, 2015
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, RE, VIRUS 14
Included MP3 files from the download code are encoded at a subpar 192kbps. Not sure who dropped the ball, AT or MRR, but that is disappointing.
BillSwingo

BillSwingo

September 2, 2010
referencing Not So Quiet On The Western Front, 2xLP, Comp, VIRUS 14

Played this thing to death in high school and I still go back to it frequently. All the bands sound different, yet they work together so well as a compilation. Not all the bands are "Class A" material, but these songs -- even the badly recorded ones like Maniax and Demented Youth -- are so memorable and the album flows so well. And let us not forget that fabulous zine that comes with it. Along with Flex Your Head and Welcome To 1984, this is one of my favorite comps of all time.