All of Eater

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Annoyingly, there are no liner notes telling what tracks came from where, but at 28 tracks, it's probably the most comprehensive Eater anthology likely to be issued anywhere (and, amazingly enough, it came out in the U.S., not Europe). Whether or not it has every last thing they ever recorded, we can be reasonably sure gathers most of it, including all of their one album, their best-known single ("Thinking Of The U.S.A."), and other items. The rushed tempos, nervous power chords, and surly vocals vary little from tune to tune, and are too unvarying taken all at once, though you could say the same for quite a few other first-generation punk albums; some (but just a few) songs show them branching out into poppier deviations from the prototype.

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