RAT MUSIC FOR RAT PEOPLE vol. 1 LP
Label: Go! Records
Released: 1982

1. DOA "America the Beautiful"
2. DOA "Fucked Up Ronnie"
3. FLIPPER "Life"
4. CIRCLE JERKS "Live Fast, Die Young"
5. BAD BRAINS "How Low Can a Punk Get?"
6. BAD BRAINS "Don't Bother Me"
7. CRUCIFIX "Steel Case Enclosure"
8. DEAD KENNEDYS "Forward to Death"
9. DEAD KENNEDYS "I Am the Owl"
10. BLACK FLAG "Scream"
11. TSOL "Weathered Statues"
12. TSOL "Sounds of Laughter"
13. AVENGERS "American Tragedys"
14. DILS "Blow Up"




RAT MUSIC FOR RAT PEOPLE vol. 2 LP
Label: CD Presents
Cat. #: CD 009
Released: 1984

1. BUTTHOLE SURFERS "Butthole Surf Theme Song"
2. BIG BOYS "History"
3. BIG BOYS "The Seed"
4. PERSONALITY CRISIS "Case History"
5. MINUTEMEN "Fake Contest"
6. JFA "Middle America"
7. TALES OF TERROR "Skate or Bate"
8. FANG "They Send Me to Hell C.O.D."
9. MDC "Pay to Come Along"
10. MDC "(R)Evolution in Rock"
11. DICKS "Legacy of Man"
12. DRI "Madman"
13. DRI "Sad To Be"
14. THE WHITE LIE "Postcard from Dachau"

LYRICS
Reviews:

Although the lineup on this LP makes it seem like it would be better that it actually is, it's a decent compilation nonetheless. The Butthole Surfers open up the record with a kinda dumb sloppy punk tune, then you've got the Big Boys doing two of their more experimental songs. "History" is a bass-driven track with great lyrics ("Punk rock's not so far removed from Little Richard or the early Stones"), while "The Seed" is a slow dirge. Both enjoyable, but neither match up to their other released output. Personality Crisis contribute a good song, heavy and rockin', with punk rock's deepest vocals. The Minutemen and JFA give us live tracks of previously released songs, the former good quality, the latter kind of hard to make out the song structure. The standouts on this compilation are the MDC and DRI tracks. Both bands are at their peak, with raw, tight, ultra-fast thrashers. The MDC songs were reissued on the More Dead Cops LP, but to my knowledge, the versions of these DRI songs are exclusive to this collection. The Dicks also include a rougher, better version of a song from their second LP. Tales of Terror, Fang, and The White Lie all have your standard hardcore punk sound.
-CHRIS

This is another really good compilation - a lot of big names doing some great songs. M.D.C. finally let "Pay to Come Along" out. Big Boys rip with "History". A compilation with no filler!!
-Al Flipside, from Flipside #43, 1984


RAT MUSIC FOR RAT PEOPLE vol. 3 LP
Label: CD Presents
Cat. #: CD 048
Released: 1987

1. DI "Ballroom Blitz" 2. DI "Going to Lebanon"
3. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY "Bound"
4. DOGGIE STYLE "Janitor Man"
5. RAW POWER "We Shall Overcome"
6. ATTITUDE "Big Time"
7. NAKED RAYGUN "Rocks of Sweden"
8. VERBAL ABUSE "Fun Fun Fun (With My Machine Gun)"
9. MOJO NIXON & SKID ROPER "I Ain't Gonna Piss In No Jar"
10. WHITE FLAG "Loaded", "Kitchen Disaster"
11. SACRILEGE "Party With God"
12. ADRENALIN OD "Sightseeing"
13. FRONTLINE "Survive"
14. ADOLESCENTS "All Day and All of the Night"



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