Compilations don't get much download attention, but you'll just have to trust me on this one. Unlike a lot of comps, "The Boredom & The Bullshit" (Refusenik Records, 1996?) is nonstop entertainment from start to finish. Just about everything great about the nineties DIY situation is represented here both in the music, as well as the physical product. There are great, pissed off bands all of whose styles move away from the typical eighties mode, a homemade cover, a huge booklet, and less than desirable production values. The final say is in the music, and like I said, all 10 bands deliver. Every segments of that "scene" is represented, from the unheard of (Marker), to the overlooked (Manfat), to the infamous (One By One, Voorhees, etc.). An outstanding compilation!
Bands & Tracks:
1. Kitchener- "Prefabricated"
2. One By One- "Alternative To What?"
3. Pigpile- "Happiness Is Fools Gold In A World Of No Emotion"
4. Marker- "Time To Burn: Do What You Want"
5. Manfat- "Wound"
6. State Of Filth- "Take It Back"
7. Headache- "Hate"
8. Voorhees- "What I'd Do"
9. Stalingrad- "Human Byproduct"
10. Nerves- "Caught Out Again"