A 1996 North American punk/garage/indie/power-pop tribute to Ireland's best-ever pop band. The compilation was out together by now-defunct [?] label, Square Target Records. This album perfectly captures the best side of the CD bubble of the mid-nineties, when the cost of CD production fell to such dangerously low levels (there's an economics lesson here somewhere...) that almost any half-assed idea executed by a set of bands, great, good and mediocre, could turn a tidy profit.
As is so often the case with such things, the highlights are entirely in the ear of the listener. For this blogger's money (or lack thereof), the beauties here would be Cub, The Vacant Lot, The Queers and The Figgs. My disappointment would lie in the lack of the band's later material getting roughed-up (though The Shambles do a nice run-through of "It's Going To Happen") but just the fact that this set lays plain the Undertones influence on this underrated era is a damn fine thing.
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