Review: Danny Wilde and Phil Solem formed The Rembrandts in Los Angeles in 1990, after meeting in the 80s pop/new wave band Great Buildings. While they'll always be known for the phenomenal smash 'I'll Be There For You' (Theme from Friends), they created a host of harmony-filled, literate, and guitar-driven songs including the soulful 'Just The Way It Is, Baby'. Those signature classics plus the favourites 'If Not For Misery', 'Save Me' and 'Johnny Have You Seen Her?' are among the 18 tracks featured here along with two defining Great Buildings cuts including the propulsive single 'Hold On To Something'.
Review: Formed in Forest Hills, NY, in 1974, this quartet of quintessential punk forefathers blitzkrieged out of NYC's legendary CBGB scene and into world fame with three loud, lean, hard, and fast albums before the Sex Pistols even took their first shot. Besides basically inventing punk rock, Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy outlasted almost every one of their legions of followers, delivering their signature pop and garage-flavoured chainsaw sound for over 20 years, through a string of infamous albums and 2,263 concerts together. Spanning 1976-1995, this new collection features 20 classic tracks, including 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker', 'Rockaway Beach', 'Rock 'N' Roll High School', 'I Wanna Be Sedated', 'Pet Seminary' and 'Blitzkrieg Bop'.