Various Artists "Kill Rock Stars (30th Anniversary Edition)" LP (Clear Vinyl)
What an outstanding compilation of artists who played at the International Pop Underground Convention in 1991. You read the performers list; from Bratmobile, to Bikini Kill, to Nirvana, to 7 Year Bitch. This is a beautiful 'snapshot' of the best of the early '90s West Coast, and perhaps more importantly and as the liner notes accurately put it, “all of these bands have faith in the future of punk rock and they are, without question, punk rock.”
Kill Rock Stars is an excellent 14-track collection capturing the essence of early-’90s indie-rock pop underground. It’s divided equally between amateurish indie-pop, abrasive punk and riot grrrl, featuring many of the best underground bands of that time, including Bratmobile, Mecca Normal, Bikini Kill, Heavens to Betsy, Unwound, Nation of Ulysses, Some Velvet Sidewalk, and Nirvana.