Various WarfRat Tales Unabridged

The expanded reissue of this 1983 compilation adds some lustre to an already luminous collection of bands. WarfRat Tales Unabridged presents some of L.A.’s sharpest garage groups from over two decades ago. The Gun Club, Rain Parade, the Last and Urinals are a few of the bands who turn in very strong songs here. The reissue features additional tunes that provide a greater sense of some talented artists in early ’80s L.A. The comp adeptly presents a variety of music, ranging from surf rock to noisy punk and upbeat pop. At just under 80 minutes in length, WarfRat Tales Unabridged is a remarkably solid compilation. (Avebury)