Various Artists

Louisiana Punk Groups from the Sixties, Vol. 2

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The '60s garage reissue frenzy of the mid-1980s led to compilations such as these, when quality and thematic coherence seemed secondary to the simple goal of assembling enough rare sides to fill out an LP, whether they were great or not. For one thing, according to some other sources, some of these groups weren't even from Louisiana. Most of it's unimaginative derivations from the standard garage template. Yet, as is often the case on such mediocre anthologies, there's a true gem amidst the crowd; in this case it's the Bad Boys' "Love," an excellent raunchy white Soul number in the mold of Mitch Ryder.

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