Various Artists - Scene Killer (CD)
Scene Killer is a musical document of the New Jersey rock scene, an album of songs co-written and recorded by members of every important group in the region. As with the founders of the Seattle scene a decade ago, all of these musicians have been in and out of bands and projects together for years, so getting them back together for a record was a natural thing. The result is a collection of flowing riffs and fuzzed-out guitar blasts that unite as the unofficial soundtrack to the as-yet unmade sequel to Dazed & Confused. This is spur-of-the-moment greatness and unclaimed glory. It's loud, stony guitar rock like they made thirty years ago, and to hear it, you'd think these bands were there the first time around.