The Chosen Few Vol. 2
Tom-Tom Records 1983
Says Patrick the Llama: "Even better second volume if you ask me, mostly because it has a marvellous consistency all the way thru, like it was recorded by one single monster group. This is the real classy stuff. Side 2 recycles several of the top 45s on the hallowed Fenton label. A good one to play for non-believers."
From the same "east coast garage scenester" Bruce who's responsible for the first volume.
Plays great, really a bunch of über-classics. The B-side is insanely great.""The Chosen Few - Vol. 1" is considered by many to be the best garage compilation of last year, and your life is incomplete and shallow without it. Here's Volume Two, and it proves that whoever puts these out knows what's cool. Though the sound isn't as good as the first one, the selection is just about as good. Punk insanity reigns throughout, with seventeen screamers to the end. I'd go into the big review of how this fuzz is cool, that scream is monstrous, on and on, but all the cuts are great, so justcut the shit and buy it now!"
- Ron Rimsite (Originally published in Ugly Things #3, 1984)"
Ron is right in everything except the sound. I have gotten hold of great rips and Chosen Few Vol. 2 has never sounded this good.
So what do you think? Is the first, or second album who is the best? Which one is your favorite?
I know which one's mine.