This is JS's second compilation for Domino and it's just as well researched, compiled and programmed as the first one called 'Dreams Come True Classic First Wave Electro 1982-87'. Check it out on the Domino website. That being said, the full title of this one is 'Black Hole Californian Punk 1977-80'. So a different kettle of fish from the first one and a lot more music to listen to with a 26 song tracklist!
Know much about punk during this period? Nope I sure didn't and chances are you probably won't either. So this is a history lesson and musical trip as well as a heavily researched (there's that word again) retrospective which really nailed something I knew nothing about and gave me a clear insight into what was going on at that time. I would like to draw your attention to another worthy addition to this compilation; the sleeve notes. Not only do we have a great musical experience to listen to but Savage takes us through the period too with some insights as to what was going on behind the scenes that I wont spoil for you - you'll just have to get a copy.
26 tracks means there is something for everyone - so long as you like punk - but it was hard for me to make a decisive choice as to my out and out favourite song (I had not heard any of them before) but I really dig Anti,Anti,Anti by The Consumers. Kinda relate to this right now just feel right with all the raw anger and agression and disillusionment with the ways things are going.