Various ‎– Rat Music For Rat People



D.O.A. (2) America The Beautiful 2:31
D.O.A. (2) Fucked Up Ronnie 1:32
Flipper Life 7:57
Circle Jerks Live Fast Die Young 1:38
Bad Brains How Low Can A Punk Get? 2:13
Bad Brains You 1:40
Crucifix (2) Steel Case Enclosure 2:13
Dead Kennedys Forward To Death 1:14
Dead Kennedys I Am The Owl 5:17
Black Flag Scream 4:33
T.S.O.L. Weathered Statues 3:02
T.S.O.L. Sounds Of Laughter 3:35
Avengers Cheap Tragedies 3:02
The Dils Blow Up 2:17

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July 8, 2021
referencing Rat Music For Rat People, LP, Comp, GO 003
Not too long after I first began purchasing my own music, I stumbled across Rat Music For Rat People. The title excited me. Would there be songs about giant rats and their unwilling food source?

Not as such.

But the band listing was almost as interesting as the title: Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks... haha! A band named Flipper? Neat! D.O.A., Crucifix, TSOL, Avengers, and The Dils.

It was a risky purchase. I knew of four of the ten bands, but had only actually listened to Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. And it was a live album. Even then I knew that live albums were never to be trusted. Unless it was Johnny Cash. You could always trust Johnny Cash...

In the end, I swung the deal on the merits of the Dead Kennedys name. It ended up a wise purchase.

It would also be a wise purchase for you.
Be wise.


January 14, 2011
referencing Rat Music For Rat People, LP, Comp, GO 003

There are just a precious few documents that capture the birth of the American Hardcore scene such as this comp has. Add to that the superior engineering, the DK's, Flipper and Bad Brains, et al. as close to being there as you can get. Don't worry kiddies, as soon as my Scoutmaster is delivered this bad boy wil be up for you @D*mono* - See ya


September 18, 2010
referencing Rat Music For Rat People, LP, Comp, GO 003

Sweet! All live comp with nothing but the big names for you like Dead Kennedys, TSOL, Black Flag, Avengers, Dils and more. For me the high points are the 2 D.O.A. tracks, full of snarl and snot and the Circle Jerks doing a high octane version of "Live Fast Die Young." Take note, too, of this early version of Black Flag's "Scream" with improvised lyrics. As my old neighbor Mr. Finklefarb sez, "So what's not to like?"