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A Fistful Of Rock N' Roll Volume 4 (Tee Pee Records)

By: Jeb Branin

Tee Pee Records is wasting no time in getting this eventual 13 volume series up to full speed. Consisting of entirely bands who can be described as neo-punk rawk and rollers, "A Fistful Of Rock N' Roll" volumes 1 -13 are going to be one of those collections you will kick yourself for not rounding up. This volume is the first in the batch that consists almost entirely of bands that I have never heard before, although that doesn't mean a thing when it comes to their quality. For my money the bands on this edition seem to be, on the whole, a bit more noisy than those on volumes 1-3. Especially mind blowing are BLACK HALOS, PULPIT RED, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK (who apparently have ex members of bands like JET BOY, EXODUS and BAY CITY ROLLERS!?!?), GRAVEYARD SCHOOL (Johnny Thunder lives!), LOVEMASTERS (reminds me of HANOI ROCKS), SPITFIRES, DGENERATION, and TRICKY WOO (raw and sleazy to the nth degree). Also impressive are QUADRAJETS (noisy and raw), MURDER CITY DEVILS, HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS (a bit of bubble gum here), PULPIT RED, THE REDS, and VON ZIPPERS. Less impressive are THREE YEARS DOWN and STILLETO BOYS. The cover art for this volume is from the devilish Dirty Donny.
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