V/a: Avon Calling 12"
Reissue of this absolutely STELLAR regional comp from 70s Bristol, England. The only two bands I was familiar with going in were Glaxo Babies and Vice Squad, but all of the unknowns collected here are really blowing my mind. As with the best regional comps, there's a diversity in styles, ranging from song-oriented UKDIY to straight punk to some tracks that almost border on a NWOBHM-type sound. Actually, I think Vice Squad have probably the weakest track here, and it's not even weak... it's a solid Vice Squad song. If you're generally interested in what was happening in the late 70s UK underground, this is a must-hear... highest possible recommendation!