Down South Spaghetty Accident

Down South Spaghetty Accident
Various Artists
Spaghetty Town Records 
Street: 2019

If one wasn’t already familiar with today’s more interesting punk and rock n’ roll acts then they soon will be. The 14-track Down South Spaghetty Accident compilation proves that rock n’ roll lives and breathes with unabated vibrancy. It includes numerous groups like the Dirty Fences, Mama, Dinos Boys, BBQT, Criminal Kids and many more.


From start to finish Down South Spaghetty Accident does not disappoint. It’s a record with no fillers and only gems.  That being said, my top tracks on the Down South Spagetty Accident include those recorded by Dirty Fences, BBQT and Criminal Kids

Dirty Fences have never shied away from knocking out a sound that mixes garage with power pop sensibilities. Those not aware of these lads should start with their hit “Judy (Don’t Go)” from Full Tramp. After digesting that, check out their new track “M.O.N.E.Y.” True to form, this is ditty captures Dirty Fences bouncy and harmonious poppy nature.  Admittingly though “M.O.N.E.Y” is not as raw as some of their previous material.  

My favorite track on this comp is BBQT’s “Savage 512.” This track is easily my favorite recording of theirs. It’s modern glam rock meant for the trash rockers of this decadent decade.  BBQT has got all attitude that inspires a nod toward Suzi Quatro infusing with a Runaways grab you by the crotch glam-punk savagery. If “Savage 512.” doesn’t make you flail about with wild abandonment, then all hope may be lost to you.

Mama’s “Sugar Burn” also follows in the glam vein. It’s a heavy hitter that reminds me a bit of Bay City Rollers or even Sensations “Black Eyed Woman.” “Sugar Burn” has a vintage style appeal. It’s  the kind of track that could have been found on a Glamstains compilation. Luckily for today’s listeners it’s on Down South Spaghetty Accident.

Dinos Boys stay true to their sound with “Ready When You Are” with unbridled punk intensity. It’s got snot and an attitude worthy of the Dead Boys or The MC5. To be sure, with this number punk rock remains alive and well.

Criminal Kids deliver quite the diamond in the rough with “Run From The Police.” Their cover of “Run From The Police” is worthy of being listened to alongside the original by Gangster.  Criminal Kids style have got a defiant punk stance mixed with the hi-voltage intensity of early 1970’s glam. In comparison, Gangster’s original is a bit more bouncy with late 1970’s punk and rock sensibilities.  The original will always have a special place in my heart. However, Criminal Kids knock out their version with sheer brilliance.

It’s a wonder that such an explosion of sound could be housed in a single LP.  This compilation emphases music that ought to germinate the ear and is a must have for any degenerates collection. It’s a record that ought to be played until your record players needle wears thin or until the local authorities pinch you for being a menace to society.  So be sure to listen with impunity.

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