Someone's Gonna Get Their Head to Believe

Someone's Gonna Get Their Head to Believe

     
 

Culled almost entirely from two important, early-'80s So-Cal punk compilations, this CD is red hot a decade later. This is 15/18ths of 1982's Someone Got Their Head Kicked In (all but the three Blades tracks, which though good were the least of the LP), and 10/16ths of 1984's Something to Believe In (missing are the tracks by …  See more details below

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Culled almost entirely from two important, early-'80s So-Cal punk compilations, this CD is red hot a decade later. This is 15/18ths of 1982's Someone Got Their Head Kicked In (all but the three Blades tracks, which though good were the least of the LP), and 10/16ths of 1984's Something to Believe In (missing are the tracks by Unwanted -- L.A.'s, not 1977 London's -- Tourists, Youth Youth Youth, Young Lions, Zeroption, and D.O.A.; some good, some eh, though D.O.A.'s hot, funny "Tits on the Beach" -- another look at that same subject as the Stranglers' "Peaches" -- is sadly missed). Though it's likely an issue of rights to the material for re-release, it would have been better to reissue the two LPs as was, rather than stripping them of nine tracks to replace them with six songs (albeit equally good ones) from later BYO releases. From Head Kicked In, the two old, pre-first LP demos by the Adolescents are vital, great-sounding punk history, plus the 1982 Social Distortion's otherwise unknown masher "Mass Hysteria," a couple of the finest Youth Brigade songs -- including "Look in the Mirror," which should have made one of the two versions of its debut LP Sound and Fury the next year. The two tracks by the Joneses (the L.A. Dolls' rock, not the later crap Joneses) are fun, Aggression still rocks, and Battallion of Saints shreds. From Something, there's no arguing with Channel 3's proud punk-pop "Indian Summer," which came just before the bandmembers became alcoholics and got into the Alarm. And best of all, the Nils' stunning "Scratches and Needles," one of the defining moments by Montreal's best band ever, is so good it was the opening track on that LP despite the band's obscurity (they should've used the original version from the stupidly limited-edition, 300-print Now EP cassette, which is even more awesome). Youth Brigade (again) and Personality Crisis are terrific. If you care at all about U.S. classic punk, this is a super guide because it has so many great songs in one place by so many great bands. The BYO's Stern brothers (of Youth Brigade) had ears for melodies and tunes were abundant in L.A. (and Canada) back then, and that's why it's dated well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/1994
Label:
Better Youth Org.
UPC:
0020282002622
catalogNumber:
26

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adolescents   Track Performer
Bad Religion   Track Performer
Jr. Gone Wild   Track Performer
Michael McDonald   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Rigor Mortis   Track Performer
Social Distortion   Track Performer
Agression   Track Performer
Big Boys   Track Performer
Channel 3   Track Performer
Kraut   Track Performer
Nils   Track Performer
7 Seconds   Track Performer
Smarties   Track Performer
SNFU   Track Performer
Youth Brigade   Track Performer
Royal Crown Revue   Track Performer
Battalion of Saints   Track Performer
Joe   Drums
That's It!   Track Performer
Frank Agnew   Guitar
Jay Bentley   Bass Guitar
Brent   Bass
Brett Gurewitz   Guitar
Buzz   Bass
Tony Cadena   Vocals
Bob Clark   Bass
Mitch Dean   Drums
Derrick   Drums
Dik   Vocals
Kim Gardner   Guitar
Chris Gates   Bass,Vocals
Greg Graffin   Vocals
Jean   Rhythm Guitar
Tim Kerr   Guitar,Vocals
Jay Lansford   Bass,Vocals
Mike Magrann   Guitar,Vocals
Mark   Bass
Troy Mowat   Drums
Fred Schultz   Drums
Kevin Seconds   Vocals
Steve Soto   Bass
Adam Stern   Bass,Vocals
Dove   Bass,Vocals
Stan Watkins   Trumpet
Mat Young   Drums
Steve Youth   Bass
Mitch   Vocals
Chi Pig   Vocals
Steve Olson   Bass
Chris Smith   Guitar
Mando Dorame   Tenor Saxophone
Muc   Guitar
Alex Soria   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bill Ungerman   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Nichols   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Dan Pozniak   Guitar
Mark Stern   Drums,Vocals
Shawn Stern   Guitar,Vocals,Noise
George Anthony   Vocals
Mark Phillips   Guitar,Vocals
Don Cowsan   Bass,Vocals
Philip Cubin   Guitar,Vocals
Edward Jerzy Dobek   Drums,Vocals
Karim Dormeyer   Guitar
Johnny Feedback   Drums,Vocals
Peter Feinstone   Drums
Chico Fit   Bass
Jens Gallmeyer   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mark Hickey   Vocals
Henry Knowles   Guitar
Chris Prettyman   Drums
Jimmy Roid   Bass
Jeff Scandal   Guitar,Vocals
Bunt   Guitar
Doug Holland   Guitar,Vocals
Jamie Stern   Alto Saxophone
Andy Hadel   Bass,Vocals
Mark Aber   Drums
James Anchor   Guitar,Tenor Saxophone
Joneses   Track Performer
C. Smith   Vocals
Mike   Guitar,Vocals
Mike McDonald   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Dennis Frame   Bass
Ted Olson   Drums
Netz   Guitar,Vocals
RES   Vocals
Steve Houston   Guitar
Dave Lawson   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Knox   Bass
Klute   Drums,Vocals
Terry Toner   Drums
Dennis   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bad Religion   Producer,Engineer
Kraut   Producer
Smarties   Producer
Joe   Contributor
Bill   Contributor
Donnell Cameron   Engineer
Gary Hirstius   Producer
Jimmy   Contributor
Jay Lansford   Producer
James Mankey   Producer,Engineer
Ryk Oakley   Producer,Engineer
Joe Peccerillo   Engineer
Michael Polten   Engineer
Geoff Turner   Composer
Rey Washam   Composer
Steve Brenner   Engineer
Voco Fauxpas   Engineer
Thom Wilson   Producer,Engineer
Bill Ungerman   Horn Arrangements
Pushead   Cover Art
Shawn Stern   Producer
Rich Freund   Engineer
Gregory T. Heap   Engineer
Dave Mockford   Engineer
Rusty Striff   Engineer
James Anchor   Contributor
Scott Gibson   Engineer
Klute   Producer

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