Before there was Refused or at the drive-in, there was Drive Like Jehu. Pretty much nothing compares to these guys because there haven't been that many bands this good since they broke up. Pick up this album and their other album, "Yank Crime," and see where all your favourite bands ripped everything off from. While you're at it, pick up both albums by Hot Snakes, and every Rocket From the Crypt album you can get your hands on - John Reis is a goddamn genious. I don't normally give 5 star reviews (in fact, I don't think I've ever given one to an album I bought off interpunk), but this one deserves 6 stars.
I had pretty high expectations for this, considering its almost all the members of Orchid.... and I wasn't totally disappointed - its actually pretty good. Just as far as this kind of music goes, I'd rather just listen to the MC5, and not all of the bands that want to be them. But if you own all the MC5 you can and you're still thirsty for more, this is a good place to start. Also, if you're into their politics, read the book "Days of War, Nights of Love: CrimethInc for Beginners."
Not quite as good as "Dance tonight! Revolution tomorrow!" or "Chaos is me," but still a very good album. While a little pretentious at times (though always right), this is a fitting end for one of the best bands of their genre. Another good thing is they released it on CD, for those of you who don't have record players.... or for those of us who actually like to listen to music somewhere other than at home. Now quit reading and consume!
I mostly got this for the Blood Brothers song, although there are a lot of other bands I like on it. It turned out to be VERY worth the price - there's really only one song I could do without (the Bastard Noise song). If you're a fan of even one of the bands on this CD, you won't be disappointed with the rest. Oh yes, and the Melt Banana song sounds GREAT bumping out of your car stereo....