Radical records sampler:
Boycot Radical Records
by Alex Rud
November 17, 2000
Radical Records started somewhere around early 90's by club/concert
promoter Keith Masco. This NYC indie label's sole purpose was to give new
local bands exposure. In 94 came the first release by the label called
Oi!/Skampilation Vol.1 (First of 3 volumes) It was basically a recording of a
local Oi!, Punk and Ska show.
File Under: Punk, Ska, Oi
1)BLANKS 77-I WANNA BE A PUNK
2)ROAD RAGE-WHEN WE WERE THE BOYS
4)THE BOOKED-THE UNION
9)SOCIAL SCARE-KEEP US FREE
10)BLANKS 77-RADIO HITS
13)INSPECTER 7-REGRET II
14)THE AGENTS-COME MY WAY
17)THE CUFFS-JOHN L. SULLIVAN
19)BLANKS 77-SEARCH AND DESTROY
20)ROAD RAGE-DRYING OUT PAY
24)STURGEON GENERAL-LIVE THE LIFE
25)THE CUFFS-NEVER FORGET
Now Radical records has 10 bands on its roster with diverse styles like,
Oi!, Ska, Punk and Hardcore and has spread throughout USA; even adding Road
Rage from UK. Not bad for this newly found label.
The review is on their record sampler, all the cool labels do it, so why
This compilation features 9 out of 10 bands doing 2-3 songs each from
their releases on Radical Records, so if you don't like one song from a
certain band, you can get another opinion with a different song; however, the
bands on this compilation are so good that after listening to one song, any
punk enthusiast, will fall in love with the bands. Kudos to Radical records
for putting out such a great compilation.
Now that you got the CD and know a little bit about each band (at least 2
songs) go out and get their CDs (they're listed next to the song titles) and
support this wonderful label. You 'll be sorry if you don't!
Alex Rud is Contributing Columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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