Review: 4 Old Toxic Shock 7″ EPs ’83-’84

Various Artists
“4 Old Toxic Shock 7″ EPs ’83-’84”
(Dr. Strange Records)

A surprisingly good compilation of old 7’s from Toxic Shock records.  The “Noise From Nowhere” EP is particularly effective with songs from long forgotten bands like Kent State, Modern Industry, Moslem Birth and Manson Youth.  Amazing how creative, raw and visceral punk rock was at one point in time.  Almost better than staying up all night watching “Suburbia” and drinking malt liquor by yourself.  A recommended release for punk fans of all ages.  And you damn kids could stand to learn a thing or two about your history, Goddammit, I uh . . .  huh . . .