Do The Pop - Various Artists

Label:Shock Records
Rating: 10/10

Do The Pop is a 2-CD compilation that (as the title says) pays tribute to the Australian garage rock sound 1976 1987. Compiled by former Dog Meat Records head, Dave Laing, Do The Pop starts with the bands who started it all; The Saints in Brisbane, Radio Birdman and The Psycho Surgeons in Sydney and The Victims in Perth and over the remaining tracks successfully provides an overview of the scene that exploded in their wake, including tracks by such great bands as The Lipstick Killers, Died Pretty, New Christs, Le Hoodoo Gurus, Lime Spiders, Sunnyboys, Hard-Ons, Stems and more. Whilst many people will have these records on vinyl, it is the first time in a long time that many of these tracks have been officially released on CD (if at all) It also gives younger listeners the first comprehensive musical document of a time that was arguably the most exciting Australian rock music has seen. In short, this is an essential compilation for anyone into garage-rock music, regardless of what country, time-period or particular style.

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