I’ve downloaded these compilations and am making my way through them. There’s a lot to absorb, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to explore them. Wow. Most of the bands, I haven’t even heard of. I’m sorry to have missed that era.
Los Angeles Post-Punk Underground (c. 1977-1985)
An amazing, well-researched series of compilations digging deep into L.A.’s post-punk scene. Tons of rare stuff — I’ve barely heard of most of these bands, let alone heard them. The blog’s author sez: “I’m having a hard time finding a truly accurate title for the comp, since many of the bands are from the county but from places with very particular scenes, like Pasadena and Long Beach, and a few are from outside of the city altogether (but within a two-hour drive). And to call these ‘post-punk’ bands is not entirely accurate; many of them are ‘new wave,’ ‘darkwave,’ ‘deathrock,’ ‘art rock,’ even something like ‘freak folk.’ Oh well.” Whatever you want to call it, this is so cool. Thanks to Evan Kindley for the heads up.