Don't care about the title : Viva Zapata has nothing to do with the mexican revolution. This is an homage to their friend Mia Zapata, singer of The Gits, who was raped and murdered while coming back home one night, and also to their guitarist Stefanie Sargent, who died by overdose at the same time. This was their second album, issued in 1994.
Everybody watching MTV's "120 Minutes" at the time (1994) knew this TV host : Marijne Van Der Vlugt. She left MTV to care about her band, Salad (what a stupid name...). The band was playing a kind of power-pop like anyone at this time, with a bit of noisy guitars, you could compare Salad to The Breeders in a way. The first two single were great, and soon issued on a full CD, Singles Bar.
T.SO.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty) was a punk band from California. They gained soon a strong following (first EP : "Black EP", first album and second EP "Weathered Statues"), with their music, somewhere between Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys and Adolescents, a kind of dark and morbid hardcore punk close to death rock. This is a compilation of the first 2 EP's.
First issued only on tape in 1985, this album covers the same period of "Forget", with rarities, but it mainly contains six songs that were scheduled for the second album that never saw the light. This is the CD version from 1993.
Mission Of Burma are probably the Van Gogh of the post-punk era : no one nearly did gave a f*** to them when they were active, and everyone is claiming they were one of the best post-punk outfit today. And, they were, really. A strong, noisy and dark music, sometimes close to Gang Of Four, with a lot of sensibility. This was the first EP, containing the famous single "That's When I Reach For My Revolver", covered by Moby some years ago.
I like music with bones inside. You will find here some music from the punk era until the end of the XXth century, no more recent (some artists still exist and still earn money with their recent albums, you know). - Warning 1 : cliking on the covers makes people happy. - Warning 2 : some stuff encoded AAC (use iTunes or Audacity).