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Comomusic Anthology 1990-2005 Vol. 1
By Kevin Wierzbicki

This is a double-disc anthology of groups out of Columbia, Missouri. Columbia sits on I-70 about halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City and is a very good place to stop for some barbeque and beer. Or if you prefer to stay a little longer you can stop for an education (and beer) since the city is also the home to the University of Missouri. There’s way too much stuff on here to mention even half of it; but of the 40 bands represented, here’s just a few of the goodies: The Doxies offer up a cool slice of southern rock a la Steve Earle (“High Road”) while Untamed Youth rock the garage like it’s 1966 (“I’ll Be Gone”). Mahjongg are a Como band too, and they’re about to release a new disc on the Cold Crush label. Here they perform “Aluminum,” a keyboard based ditty with an aptly tinny jangle to it. Prozac Memory, Starkweathers and East Ash also have good cuts on disc one. Part two finds Missouri Sex Offenders covering Prince’s “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” and Trailhead twangin’ it up with “West County;” Eugenics Council uses a girl singer for their snappy techno-pop. Then there’s “Velcro Felines” from Swamp f***. It’s an absolute abomination set to Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” but I just like saying “Swamp f***.” Now here’s the surprise ending to this whole deal---go to the label’s Website and you can download mp3s of about half of these tracks for free.

CD Info 

Comomusic Anthology 1990-2005 Vol. 1
Label: Painfully Midwestern
Track Listing Disc One
Doxies-High Road
The Pows-Chesty
Untamed Youth-I’ll Be Gone
Texas Chainsaw Mass Choir-There’s No I in Werewolves
Revelators-Under the Gun + Earthshaker Yeah
Sofa Kit XL-King Hell
Prozac Memory-Mapmaker
D*tch W*tch-Steal This Town
Starkweathers-Burn the Flag
Secretaries- Unmarked Number
East Ash-Push
Kingdom Flying Club-Artists are Boring
Ramsay Wish & the Skirmish-Wampum + Flattery
Catalina-Falling Barns
TILYBINILWY-Wild on Chemicals in South Dakota
One Inch Punch-Attack of the Raelian Clones
Jon Sheffield-Whimsican Dial
The Incontinentals-a**holes and Elbows
Billy Schuh & the Foundry-Dancing Lights/Slow Machines

Track Listing Disc Two
Bockman’s Euphio-Patience
Keith is my TV-Bird on the Floor
Fugitive Kind-The Cause of Your Pain
Missouri Sex Offenders-I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Duckgurl and Chickenboy-The Callalilies are in Bloom
Trailhead-West County
Animal Family feat. MC Cat Genius-MC Cat Genius’ BomBassTic Re-bomb
Breaker Morant-Cry, Cape Canaveral, Cry
Slugtrail-Raising Man
Nightmare Sisters-Black is the Color of my True Love’s Heart
The Bubba Factor-I don’t wanna be Human Today
Stands with a Twist-Arrogant You
Amputee Set-We Both Get a Slogan
Eugenics Council-Holocaust Class
Swamp f***-Velcro Felines
Paradise Vending-Farm to Market
The Company Men-Dark’s Creeping In

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