Saturday, February 6, 2010

Life Is Beautiful

One of the most interesting things about this early Southern California punk comp is that extremely strange (even for him) Pettibon cover depicting some burnt out hippy couple getting ready for a Jonestown styled Kool-Aid and LSD-lased sugar cube and watermelon party. The addition of a particularly moronic Jim Morrison quote drives the point home that hippies were, as a whole, out of touch assholes that deserve the derision and scorn form punkers everywhere. The bands include some better known acts like The Germs, MIA, The Bags, and The Minutemen, and some that have been obscured by history such as B People, China White, Ill Will and Zurich 1916. Life is beautiful, and so is this record. Groovy.

6 comments:

TrashMan said...

Killer Petibon cover. Never seen this one...

Mike B said...

Anyone else having trouble with the zip file?

Anthony said...

This rules! And the cover art is amazing! thanks Ace!

raul_dook said...

what a comp! thanks for this
-cheers

uniboehmer said...

Feeling like a leech cause Ive grabbed so many great records from your great blog and never left a comment. So here is my big THANK YOU for sharing all your wonderful music and time. Keep it up sir.

chris_c said...

likewise - great blog - great new (to me) tunes and plenty of classics - what more do we need?