Various A History of Memphis Garage Rock — The 90's

Well, here’s one for the kiddies. If you’re too young to know who the Oblivians or the Gibson Brothers are, then this CD is a crash course on the prolific and super tasty Memphis garage scene of the ‘90s. Kicking off with the man who took the torch from the Tav Falco dominated ’80s scene, Jeffery Evans’s Gibson Brothers and ’68 Comeback are given their due here with a track each. The main body of the CD, though, is absolutely chock full of Oblivians-related tracks. The Compulsive Gamblers, Eric Oblivian, Jack Oblivian, Cool Jerks, and AAAA New Memphis Legs are all offshoots of the band and all make an appearance here, as well as the Oblivians themselves. Also getting props are the Royal Pendeltons and the soul/surf sounds of Impala. While this is a great representation of how awesome the music coming out of Memphis at the time was, most of the tracks on this disc are still fairly easy to find, making it redundant to anyone who may have been following these bands over the years. (Shangri-La)