Punk-O-Rama – 3 – Review


3 (Epitaph)
by Scott Hefflon

Over an hour of Epitaph-style punk is not something to sneer at. Um, actually, strike that: it IS something to sneer at. While there’re songs I like better then those chosen to represent the bands, that might just clue ya into the fact I own a fuckload of Epitaph’s records. But there’re unreleased tracks from NOFX and Pennywise, not to mention a demo track from a band called Osker who sound right at home here. And even if you have all these records, Punk-O-Rama 3 saves you the trouble of having a 25-CD changer or carrying all these CDs around with you wherever you go. With peppy punkpop, hardcore punk, revved up rawk, and practically every other genre of punk represented, if you can’t find what you like here, man, there’s something wrong with you. Circus freaks: Dwarves, ALL, The Bouncing Souls, Voodoo Glow Skulls, H2O, Straight Faced, Zeke, Union 13, Agnostic Front, New Bomb Turks, The Cramps, Rancid, The Humpers, Wayne Kramer, Gas Huffer, Red Aunts, Down By Law, Ten Foot Pole, Millencolin, Bad Religion, I Against I, and Pulley.
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