We're Desperate divides much of it's playing time between radio-ready L.A. power-pop like the Motels, The Pop, The Quick and The Zippers, and punishing punk rock like The Dils, The Weirdos, The Germs.
While a strong entry to the series, especially when it adds crucial bands like The Plugz (who who would briefly, gloriously back-up Bob Dylan), The Zeros, X, and The Dickies it does feels a bit diffused, as if we're jerking into the early hardcore era (which Rhino would do with Faster, Louder) documented in Penelope Spheeris' The Decline of Western Civilization.
MRML Readers: What's best about the L.A. scene the power-pop or the punk bands? Leave us a comment!
D.I.Y. - We're Desperate: The L.A. Scene link is in the comments
No Thanks: The Seventies Punk Rebellion available at Amazon