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La La Land's Acetate is an imprint that knows what it likes. And what it likes, as heard in these 15 acts, 20 songs, and 60 minutes, is bands that crank up guitars and play classic riffing rock ‘n' roll! There's a lot of patron saint Johnny Thunders; it's a squalling six-string line that goes, historically, from Chuck Berry to Rolling Stones (Sonny Vincent punks up the Stones' cover of Berry's "Carol" with Arthur Kane's finale on bass), to Kane and Thunders' New York Dolls (The Hangmen, as produced by Social Distortion's Mike Ness) and Thunders' Heartbreakers -- plus understudies The Joneses (Nine Pound Hammer) -- to Dead Kennedys (Charley Horse), to Social D (Turbo A.C's); there's also hints of Aerosmith and AC/DC (Rhino Bucket). Then there's the Berry line that leads to Detroit, a la Stooges (Dragbeat) and Iggy Pop circa "Cold Metal" (Sour Jazz) to Australia's Radio Birdman (Chelsea Smiles, Superbees) and Saints (The Coma-Tones).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: The Hangmen
3:21
2
2:26
3
3:21
4
2:46
5
2:40
6
3:41
7
1:56
8
3:05
9
feat: Sour Jazz
4:28
10
feat: The Hangmen
3:33
11
3:33
12
feat: Superbees
3:23
13
feat: Dragbeat
3:27
14
feat: The Spiders
3:43
15
feat: The Hangmen
4:12
16
2:33
17
2:51
18
feat: Sour Jazz
2:10
19
2:57
20
2:25
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