If I haven't already said this before, I'll stack the 90's Danbury scene up against any other similarly-sized scene in country and come out a winner every single time. "Chop Whip Grate Liquefy" (mudd 1) is one of the earliest documents of that Danbury scene, and was bread-and-butter listening for me back then along with all of the other great records that M.U.D.D. Industries put out throughout the decade (including the awesome Geezer Lake record, which, while they weren't a Ct. band, is still the best Geezer Lake album ever).
I've owned three different versions of this comp-- on LP, CD, and cassette-- although my CD copy has gone missing, and since the CD now lists for $40 - $50 on places like Amazon and GEMM, I don't plan on buying a replacement anytime soon. I've never even opened the wrapper on the cassette; I just like having it around, since it's cute to look at. Each of the three formats have a slightly different pictures on the front or back, and the CD includes four extra tracks not on the cassette or LP, athough they're singles tracks (from Monsterland, HED, Onion, and G'nu Fuz) that I already own on the original 7"-ers anyway.
One song doesn't do enough to show how great all of these bands really were, but I own multiple other records for every band on this compilation (save for Bad Dreamhouse), all of which will get posted eventually, if I haven't already started.
Since I'm feeling especially helpful today, I'll give a quick recap of each of the tracks I've posted here (skip over any of them at your own peril):
Monsterland - Yet another insanely catchy Monsterland song, besides being hilarious, too. Later re-released on an EP once Monsterland
got screwedsigned to a semi-major label.
G'nu Fuz - The most "trad rock" of any these bands; smoother than a shamrock shake, with hellacious chops to boot.
China Pig - Fudd was in No Milk On Tuesday, of course; China Pig (along with Slint, Dis-, and some other bands) were post-rock before post-rock was even invented, but the local papers never knew what to do with them so they just called them grunge.
Freakbaby - Kind of Antietam/Helium-like, kinda.
Bunnybrains - Legendary noise rockers. They were on Matador. That's gotta make them legendary, right?
HED - Ungodly rock. There's a part in this song after the second chorus (or whatever you want to call it) which is so freaking heavy that it makes Cream sound like, well, Cream. Cream suck.
"Girlfriend On Drugs"
G'nu Fuz -
China Pig -
(these files are now listen-only)