Margaret’s Best Records

Articles | Mar 6th, 2005

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OK, so I have this problem where when I hear a band is cool, I always have trouble picking the album or anthology that represents them best. So I have made a list of suggestions for all you neophytes of some of the bands I’m into and the album or anthology that I feel shows their peak or represents their style the best.

Motorhead
Ace Of Spades
Easy to find factor: YES

The Damned
Machine Gun Etiquette
Easy to find factor: YES

Nomeansno
Mr. Right and Mr. Wrong
Easy to find factor: You may have some trouble finding this at commercial music stores, but any
smaller store should have it, and you can easily order it direct from Alternative Tentacles
Records

Angry Samoans
Un-Boxed Set (one CD)
Easy to find factor: NO. You’re gonna have to search for this one.

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Los Angeles
Easy to find factor: YES. If you’re lucky, you’ll find the Los Angeles/Wild Gift CD, which is
great.

The Germs
M.I.A.
Easy to find factor: YES. I’ve seen this anthology at several chain record stores.

Screeching Weasel
Boogadaboogadaboogada!
Easy to find factor: NO. A small punk record store is your best bet for this seminal album.

Sheer Terror
No Grounds For Pity (the ’85 demo)
Easy to find factor: NO. But it’s worth the search.

The Avengers
Died For Your Sins
Easy to find factor: NO. It took me three years to find any Avengers collection, and this
recently-released live album is the only definitive Avengers collection still in print.

Agnostic Front
Victim in Pain(original cut)
Easy to find factor: NO WAY. If you can find this, consider yourself lucky. The Victim in Pain
that is commonly available is an over-produced speed-metal mess, but the original-now that’s
some good shit.

Rudimentary Peni
Best of the EP’s
Easy to find: NO. This insane British punk is not for the faint of heart, but if you are into
early hardcore, this anthology will amuse you.

Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Easy to find: YES.

NOFX
White Trash, Two Heebs, and a Bean
Easy to find:YES

Social Distortion
Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
Easy to find: YES

Snuff
Potatoes and Melons Wholesale Prices Straight From the Lockup
Easy to find: YES.

Descendents
Milo Goes to College
Easy to find: YES

Bad Religion
Against the Grain
Easy to find: YES

Ramones
Self-titled
Easy to find: YES

Misfits
Legacy of Brutality
Easy to find: YES