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Beat LA A Benefit For Haiti cd (Narnack)


Classic songs from the likes of Wall of Voodoo, X, The Germs and Gun Club have been covered by an eclectic selection of contemporary artists who call Los Angeles their home, including experimental electronic geekmaster Boom Bip, folk rocker Imaad Wasif, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and indie rock / noise pop duo No Age, among many others. All songs were donated by the artists. Proceeds from the compilation benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), one of the leading relief organizations working in Haiti.

Beat LA was curated by Toddrick Spalding, Angel Mendoza, and Shahin Ewalt. Liner notes have been written by LA punk legend Geza X. “LA had a FANTASTIC underground scene for a few years, say 1977 to 1982. It never got properly documented but it was huge and it was fun. These songs were part of the soundtrack of my life back then,” says Geza X. “But there is more to it. This is a healing project too…This album is one of many goodwill gestures people have come up with to help out. The political problems of the Western Hemisphere may be too much to tackle as individuals. But human problems sometimes wake the world up to the need to pull together and do something. I invite you to enjoy this great album and remember the good we can do if we all pitch in, even if all we can do is a little.”


1. Jarret Silberman – “I Hear Your Heart Singing” / The Gun Club
2. Rats – “The Unheard Music” / X
3. Modern Memory – “Brave Captain” / Firehose
4. Brother Reade – “Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?” /Minutemen
5. Imaad Wasif – “Go Insane” / The Doors
6. Bobb Bruno – “Scratch Out The Sky” / Distorted Pony
7. Slang Chickens – “Romeo’s Distress” / Christian Death
8. Nathaniel Eras – “Gidget Goes To Hell” / Suburban Lawns
9. Boom Bip (w/ Buck 65) – “Lost Weekend” / Wall of Voodoo
10. Microphonies – “We Got The Beat” / The Go-Gos
11. Devon Williams – “Yellow Pills” / 20/20
12. Josh Klinghoffer – “Anymore” / Thelonious Monster
13. Crystal Antlers – “I Slept In An Arcade” / Black Randy & Metrosquad
14. No Age – “Male Masturbation” / The Urinals
15. Geisha Girls – “Dream Hits II” / 45 Grave
16. Nonon – “White Girl” / X
17. Signals – “Richie Dagger’s Crime” / The Germs
18. Lords Of Altamont – “Knock Knock” / The Humane Society
19. Night Horse – “Lie Beg Borrow and Steal” / The Plimsouls
20. Angus Khan – “Rock Fight” / Cheech & Chong
21. Anglos – “Days of Wine and Roses” / Dream Syndicate
22. Lucky Dragons – “Alien Point Of View” / Nervous Gender

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 10 October, 2011.

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