Is Rocket From The Crypt "too fun" to be posted here? I hope not, but sometimes it's hard to tell what the people want.
Full disclosure: I do not have any Rocket From The Crypt tattoos, and even though I lived in San Diego for a few years, I only managed to see them three times. So, I'm certainly not a card carrying member of the RFTC Cult, but I have been known to enjoy their wacky hi jinks from time to time, and I freely admit they put on some of the best live rock shows I ever saw. Also, I will go on record as saying that I like Hot Snakes more than Rocket From The Crypt which I realize is blasphemy in certain circles, but I gotta "keep it real" as they say, and I know the audience of Shiny Grey Monotone demands honesty above all else.
While the other bands in the RFTC family tree get a decent amount of play on this blog, I feel you should have room enough in your heart for the spastic brother. The one who brings the party wherever he goes. You need that brother to put a little pep back in your step ever now and again.
The sound quality of this one is a B-, the performance is as energetic as to be expected, and you do get a good sampling of the hits up through "The State Of Art Is On Fire", so for the money this one's a good bet.