on October 7, 2006
This is a great intro to this great band that cherished fun rock & roll over everything else. A 60's-garage band in the 80's? It made sense at the time, kids. Long before there were bands like the Strokes & Jet with their "retro" sound, there was the Garage Rock revival in the 80's, and the Gruesomes were certainly one of the best.
My only complaint/comment on this CD...when is Volume 2 coming out?? There's plenty of great material from all of the Gruesomes recordings left unavailable on CD.
on May 19, 2004
This CD compiles the The Gruesomes best tracks from their first three lps (Tyrants of Teen Trash, Gruesomania, and HEY!) along with cuts from two eps (Jack the ripper and Unchained) as well as a live cut and a few other rarities. With 25 tracks it is well worth the money: but be forwarned -most tracks are two minutes long! The Gruesomes are a fun, 60's garage band from Canada and this record is great for me as I cannot find the Lps on vinyl anywhere!! Any fans of this stlye of snotty 60's punk will love this mindbending comp!