No Age, Rats, Geisha Girls and More Cover Classic L.A. Artists In Haiti Benefit Album

9 07 2011

On January 12, 2010, the island nation of Haiti was struck by a massive 7.0 earthquake, killing over 200,000 people. A year and a half later, the quake has left a dramatic impact on the people of Haiti, who are still recovering from the disaster. The good folks at Narnack and Greaterminds Records have collaborated to release “Beat L.A.”; A benefit compilation of contemporary local (Los Angeles County) artists covering classic punk, rock, and comedic L.A. artists.

“We’ve managed to pull together an amazing cross-section of underground music in Los Angeles and are excited that this compilation will be a true document of our music scene,” said Toddrick Spalding of Narnack Records one of the curators of the album.

Beat L.A. consists of bands like No Age,Geisha Girls, Crystal Antlers, Rats, Signals, Angus Khan and 16 other amazing artists covering legendary L.A. bands like X, Gun Club, The Doors, Christian Death, The Go-Gos, The Germs, and even Cheech and Chong.

Here is the complete track listing of the album which will be released on July 26. Proceeds of the album will be donated to Doctors Without Boards, who have saved lives in Haiti since the disaster first struck.

1. Jarret Silberman – “I Hear Your Heart Singing” / The Gun Club
2. Rats – “The Unheard Music” / X
3. Modern Memory – “Brave Captain” / Firehose
4. Brother Reade – “Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?” /Minutemen
5. Imaad Wasif – “Go Insane” / The Doors
6. Bobb Bruno – “Scratch Out The Sky” / Distorted Pony
7. Slang Chickens – “Romeo’s Distress” / Christian Death
8. Nathaniel Eras – “Gidget Goes To Hell” / Suburban Lawns
9. Boom Bip (w/ Buck 65) – “Lost Weekend” / Wall of Voodoo
10. Microphonies – “We Got The Beat” / The Go-Gos
11. Devon Williams – “Yellow Pills” / 20/20
12. Josh Klinghoffer – “Anymore” / Thelonious Monster
13. Crystal Antlers – “I Slept In An Arcade” / Black Randy & Metrosquad
14. No Age – “Male Masturbation” / The Urinals
15. Geisha Girls – “Dream Hits II” / 45 Grave
16. Nonon – “White Girl” / X
17. Signals – “Richie Dagger’s Crime” / The Germs
18. Lords Of Altamont – “Knock Knock” / The Humane Society
19. Night Horse – “Lie Beg Borrow and Steal” / The Plimsouls
20. Angus Khan – “Rock Fight” / Cheech & Chong
21. Anglos – “Days of Wine and Roses” / Dream Syndicate
22. Lucky Dragons – “Alien Point Of View” / Nervous Gender


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