Eight punk bands doing two songs each from bands from Latin America and the Caribbean are on this compilation to showcase the cause of how Cubans suffer from suppression and oppression and 25% of the profits of this release go to Cuba Skate, a U.S. based charity providing skateboarding equipment, clothing and better opportunities for Cuban youth. You get some punk, hardcore and even an alternative rock track on here with mostly really good production, just a couple of tracks being a bit rough, but hey, punk rock and it’s for a great cause, so I’m not going to bitch about it. The selection of bands was really good, nothing too overdone or monotonous, a bit of English mixed in with the Spanish songs, an all around good group of bands that I had mostly never heard of before. Pick this one up and help out the youth in Cuba, they could use your help, I know that when I was there on holidays in the mid 80s, I stood out from the pack with my colored hair, and these kids need help from being persecuted for their looks. (Rick E.)
This sixteen song release is a great compilation and all proceeds go to help fight breast cancer, so you can’t go wrong with it. You get tons of unreleased songs, as well as two cover songs, one is a BEATNIK TERMITES song “You’re All Talk” and the other is a RAMONES song “Rockaway Beach”. Very good production across the board from all the bands and it’s nice to see that these aren’t throwaway songs, but good songs in their own right. You get a ton of different styles on here as well, so that breaks up the album a bit since you won’t get tired of one style over and over again, like some pop punk, punk, a little hardcore and an acoustic song as well. Even if this wasn’t for charity, it would be a compilation to pick up just because it’s that good. A lot of thought went into picking the bands and songs and it shows with the quality of this very important release. Bands included: MIXTAPES, LANDMINES, SORE SUBJECTS, CAFFIENDS, THE FIZZY POPS, BE MY DOPPLEGANGER, FLAMINGO NOSEBLEED, THE DOPAMINES, UP FOR NOTHING, THE BOSTON THIEVES, IT GOES ON, THE PUTZ, LARF, LIPSTICK HOMICIDE, TEENAGE REHAB, DIRECT HIT!