New covers old for L.A. Beat compilation

Henry Gruel

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Beat L.A.

The Beat L.A. compilation due out July 26 on Narnack/Greatminds is a pretty impressive roster of that city's current cool kids and it takes on the admirable task of covering the better musical moments of the area's past. Obviously this means the Minute Men and Cheech and Chong.

Crystal Antler's version of Black Randy & the Metrosquad's “I Slept in an Arcade” is great:

Black Randy & the Metrosquad “I Slept in an Arcade”

Good news: the compilation's proceeds go to Doctors Without Border's efforts in Haiti.

Beat L.A. track list:
01 Jarrett Silberman: “I Hear Your Heart Singing” (The Gun Club cover)
02 Rats: “The Unheard Music” (X cover)
03 Modern Memory: “Brave Captain”(fIREHOSE cover)
04 Brother Reade: “Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth?” (Minutemen cover)
05 Imaad Wasif: “Go Insane” (The Doors cover)
06 Bobb Bruno: “Scratch Out the Sky” (Distorted Pony cover)
07 Slang Chickens: “Romeo's Distress” (Christian Death cover)
08 Nathaniel Eras: “Gidget Goes to Hell” (Suburban Lawns cover)
09 Boom Bip: “Lost Weekend [ft. Buck 65]” (Wall of Voodoo cover)
10 Microphonies: “We Got the Beat” (The Go-Gos cover)
11 Devon Williams: “Yellow Pills” (20/20 cover)
12 Josh Klinghoffer: “Anymore” (Thelonious Monster cover)
13 Crystal Antlers: “I Slept in an Arcade” (Black Randy & the Metrosquad cover)
14 No Age: “Male Masturbation” (The Urinals cover)
15 Geisha Girls: “Dream Hits II” (45 Grave cover)
16 Nonon: “White Girl” (X cover)
17 Signals: “Richie Dagger's Crime” (The Germs cover)
18 Lords of Altamont: “Knock Knock” (The Humane Society cover)
19 Night Horse: “Lie Beg Borrow and Steal” (The Plimsouls cover)
20 Angus Khan: “Rock Fight” (Cheech & Chong cover)
21 Anglos: “Days of Wine and Roses” (Dream Syndicate cover)
22 Lucky Dragons: “Alien Point of View” (Nervous Gender cover)

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