Buddyhead PResents: Gimme Skelter (Nettwerk) Rating: NNnn Rating: NNNN
No less surprising than seeing a bloody Raymond Pettibon drawing of a knife-wielding Charles Manson on the sleeve of a Nettwerk release is the idea that someone at that label has heard of Buddyhead. In any case, Nettwerk have somehow got Buddyhead main man Travis M. Keller to lend them their brand and irreverent vibe for a compilation of hip indie rock, punk and garage thrashing. Gimme Skelter opens with Iggy Pop trashing Moby and continues with a string of ripping jams by current buzz bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Your Enemies Friends, the Icarus Line, Dead Meadow and Beehive & the Barracudas, ending with a bonus track of Nardwuar grilling the Iggster on his dick-waving escapades. Delightful.