The Action Complete Punk Recordings 1977-1978

This is a collection of the Ottawa, ON seminal punk group's first year in recordings. The Action found brief success in the late '70s as one of this country's premier punk rock acts but their career was short lived and they disbanded before they could release a full-length. This medley of material features the Action's first two EPs, one of which was unreleased, along with some exclusive live tracks taken from the soundboard of the infamous Rotters Club. Showing obvious influences from the Rolling Stones, the Vibrators and even the Allman Brothers, the band showcase their blues chops and penchant for snot nosed flare on the quintessential "T.V.'s on the Blank," "Do the Strangle" and their exceptional version of the Velvet Underground's "Waiting for My Man," which could easily be mistaken for an original. More than 30 years since their debut, the Action's music still drips raw and intoxicating energy that brings as much nostalgia to the listener as it does a thirst for new blood. (Sudden Death)