The Nomads

Showdown 2: The 90's

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The Swedish garage-rock band the Nomads has been purveying its particular brand of elemental punk rock since the early 1980s. This two-CD retrospective features tracks from such early 1990s releases as ‘91s SONICALLY SPEAKING and ‘94s POWERSTRIP, as well as rare singles and live tracks. Unsurprisingly, since two of the Nomads’s biggest influences are the Dictators and the MC5, there are also guest appearances from the former band’s Handsome Dick Manitoba, on a live-and-kicking version of “Minnesota Strip,” and the latter’s Wayne Kramer, on the similarly electrifying “Kick Out the Jams.”

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