Ah, Crackle! Records. How much of my money have they had over
the years? Anyhow, this is a sampler, including some exclusive tracks,
from one of Britain's finest labels, mostly showing the more melodic
side of punk from the UK and elsewhere. (They also have a highly-rated
distro covering many more genres). Unfortunately most of the groups
no longer exist or are on indefinite leave of absence, but many
of their members are still playing music and Crackle have released
or sell records by those new bands.
The J Church song is from their one and only single on the label.
Other highlights include Chopper, leading lights of the '90s UK
scene, and the related bands Donfisher (better than Chopper but
only survived for one single) and One Car Pile-Up (still around).
And seeing as Tony's a friend I must also mention his (also now
split) band, the mighty Dagobah - who now look nothing like the
very ancient and embarrassing photo in the booklet.