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VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE MONSTERS: BURN IN HELL

VARIOUS ARTISTS THE MONSTERS: BURN IN HELL Voodoo Rhythm Records Street: 11.11 The Monsters: Burn In Hell = The Devils + The Failed Teacher + Sudden Infant + The Seniles

VARIOUS ARTISTS
THE MONSTERS: BURN IN HELL
Voodoo Rhythm Records
Street: 11.11
The Monsters: Burn In Hell = The Devils + The Failed Teacher + Sudden Infant + The Seniles

To play for The Monsters, each group performs a song that they would consider their favorite by the legendary group. In doing so, each band draws on their respective talents for this compilation. It is also of note that each band has a personal connection to The Monsters and are held in high regard and treated like family. It is therefore not surprising that these groups carry on a sound that emphasizes the beauty that defines Reverend Beat Man’s label Voodoo Rhythm Records. To be fair, there are probably many who may read this in Utah and the surrounding region who have yet to bear witness to this labels’ unique sounds, much less anything by The Monsters. So lets say that what is on this compilation is unlike anything that has yet to assault your ears—with maybe an exception for anything from the Memphis, Tennessee—based label Goner Records.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – ORK RECORDS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK

VARIOUS ARTISTS
ORK RECORDS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Numero Group
Street: 10.30
Ork Records: New York, New York = Richard Hell and the Voidoids + Television + The Idols


Numero Group’s release of the Ork Records collection celebrates a unique time in music through a compilation that features obscure recordings from New York’s first DIY punk record label. Ork Records was started in 1975 by Television’s manager, Terry Ork, and Charles Ball (who later formed No Wave label Lust/Unlust Records) around the recording of Television’s “Little Johnny Jewel.”

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REVIEW: VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE ROUGH GUIDE TO PSYCHEDELIC CAMBODIA


Various Artists
The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia
World Music Network
Street: 05.27.14
Various Artists = Cambodian Space Project + Dengue Fever

I have never been disappointed with the artifacts dug up through the Rough Guide releases. They are well put-together and explore a wide world of diversity in music. The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia is two discs of beautifully illustrated, Western-influenced psychedelic rock n’ roll that survived that brutal regime of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge (1975–1979).

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REVIEW: VARIOUS ARTISTS – DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK N’ ROLL


Various Artists
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock n’ Roll
Dust to Digital
Street: 05.12
Various Artists = Sinn Siasmouth + Ros Serey Sothea + Drakkar

This soundtrack is a well put-together compilation to legacy film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodias Lost Rock n’ Roll (2014). It represents a rich history that was once thought to be eradicated by the Khmer Rouge, who, under the despotic leadership of Pol Pot, sought to wipe out all perceived opposition during the Cambodian Genocide between 1975 and 1979.

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REVIEW: VARIOUS ARTISTS – SECRET STASH RECORDS PRESENTS: THE ONE-DERFUL! RECORDS COLLECTION


Secret Stash Records Presents: The One-derful! Records Collection
Secret Stash Records
Street: 10.28.14
The One-derful! Records Collection = The Five Du-Tones + Beverly Shaffer + The Sharpees + Wanda Davis

This is the first installment of a compilation than spans from 1962–1971 of rare soul, funk and gospel gems. These come straight from the vaults of the legendary African-American Chicago labels that brought about the mid-’60s R&B dance hits of The Five Du-Tones’ “Shake A Tail Feather” or group soul harmonies of The Sharpees’ “Take Me To Your Leader.”

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