V/A – Local Anhesthetic CD

I really WANT to recommend this compilation. It’s greatly designed with a cool looking photo on the front of…yeah who? It’s small details like this that is missing here. A detailed story about every band and the recording is also missing. Too bad. Some interesting and fun stories by Duane Travis of Wax Trax and others is in the 6 page booklet.

My biggest concern about this release is the quality of the mastering job though. I’m sorry to say that it’s horrible done compared to the originals(those records I own and can compare with like Frantix, Defex, Bum Kon and White Trash). Listen to I Hate Toes here to the one ripped from the vinyl a couple of weeks ago. The difference is just too big. It’s noisy, thin and too much treble. Sounds like it’s a 128 mp3 rip. Sad sad sad cause I really want to recommend this comp to everyone since it got the whole EPs from Frantix, Bum Kon, White Trash, Your Funeral, Young Weasels, Gluons with Allen Ginsberg, Jeri Rossi, Rok Tots, Defex and Nails.

Get it from www.smoochrecords.com

Gluons with Allen Ginsberg – Sue Your Parents.mp3
Frantix – My Dad’s A Fucking Alcoholic.mp 3
White Trash – I Hate Toes.mp3

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19,170 Responses to V/A – Local Anhesthetic CD

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    What a shame the recordings suck. Should have put up Bird brain by the Gluons…that song hits the nail on the head, lyrically.

  2. Martin says:

    Congratulations to your first cd post! Is that the future of music or what!!!

  3. Erich says:

    If CDs are your idea of future, then you’re a true 77 Punk!

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ha ha ha the future of music is EMO released on razorblades. The only way to hear it is to carve your arms open.

  5. fred says:

    Emo is already ancient history. Now the new thing are “Scene” kids (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Scene+Kid) They don’t mention on this page that the girls wear little tiaras in their hair.

  6. somelady says:

    cover is bob from bum kon

    duane davis is the owner of wax trax that contributed to the liner notes.

    strange that you think the remastering is bad since it was done lovingly by bob ferbrache who does such a great job with so many other releases. though, i myself haven’t had time to sit down with the whole cd with no other distractions yet.

    it will be out on lp eventually.

    i swear i had nothing to do with this release! haha

  7. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    In the end it’s just a matter of taste but if you compare My Toes by White Trash here and the vinyl rip posted some months ago I think the difference is too big and in disadvantage to the remastered tracks.

  8. Clint says:

    From Andrew/Smooch

    thanks for the link. just for your info, the intentions for mastering this thing were to use the original tapes from each recording. the problem is that half of them are in storage in a small town in france and are not about to be dug up anytime soon. the other half no longer exist. the rok tots were the only band that still have the original tapes, with the one other exception of bum kon, whose producer kept the tapes. the upcoming bum kon album was remixed from the original tapes and sounds great. it blows away the single on the comp. but for the sake of consistency, only the singles themselves were used on the comp. so some vary in sound. yeah, the white trash sounds bad but on the other hand, the defex transfer does sound good. just depends on the piece of wax itself….sometimes.
    and regarding the lack of info, i would have liked to include more info on the singles themselves but the problem there was that neither the owner of wax trax nor any of the bands could remember the important details=2 0i was looking for! some of them were very simple details, too. that’s bum kon on the cover of the comp. it was supposed to be noted in the liner notes but was left out by error.
    im only writing this info to you because you seem like you might care. i think you will be pleased with the bum kon LP which i’ll mail to you next week when i get ’em back.

  9. Nathan G says:

    Allen Ginsberg = Beatnik Daddy.

  10. Tony says:

    This comp kills!!!!!! post kamakazi klones dork at the party

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Why don´t you buy it?

      • Tony says:

        got dork at the party and the mob Lp. Kamakzi klones are just never featured on blogs and i figured it was time they were. maybe you dont have it?

        • The Flakes // Drummer says:

          Sorry missunderstod you. Thought you wanted me to post Kamakazi klones from this comp. and realized they’re not on this comp at all ha ha. Too tired at the moment.

          • Tony says:

            hahah it happens im often very tired i actually got this comp the day it came out from duane, i hadent heard alot of these groups and the history lession he gave was better than the disc itself

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