Official issue of the Terminal Boredom bootleg with four bonus cuts. The majority of the LP's contents were recorded at Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco on September 16, 1977. The set includes live takes of the four tunes that make up Crime's first couple of singles (groundbreaking releases in American punk rock). Two of the previously unreleased tracks are from Crime's second-ever live performance (January 10, 1977, also at Mabuhay Gardens), and features their original lineup. Unfortunately, the sound quality of these historic concert recordings is terrible, making it difficult to recommend this to even hardcore fans of the group. Of better fidelity are the added excerpts from radio broadcasts: "Frankie and Amber" is a bizarre conversation between Frankie Fix and a six-year-old Crime fan, which aired on KPFA. "The Crime Manifesto" is an amusing recording of three KSAN DJs attempting to insult the San Francisco band by calling them "wankers," among other things.
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AllMusic Review by Bart Bealmear