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Rock-Off '88: The Winners LP 1988
Label: Reindeer #: 8XD04 Country: USA
Info: From 1983 to 2009, Reindeer Records hosted an annual competition of high school rock bands from the greater Portland, ME area. Starting in 1987, the top 5 bands recorded 2 tracks each to be released on a compilation LP. The 87 Rock-Off also features 2 tracks from TROOPER which were released as a single. Per Reindeer Records' website, another compilation was released in 1990 while the 1989 and 1991 editions were planned but never released due to complications with some of the participating bands.

CONTENT
(bold = exclusive track / normal = non-exclusive track / italic = non-metal)



Side A:
1. THE TRADE - Bourbon Street
  Swing.
2. THE TRADE - Inside
  Alt. rock.
3. LOW TOLERANCE - You
  Countrified alt. rock.
4. LOW TOLERANCE - Rock 'N Roll Killer
  Same style but a more brooding number that might appeal to JOHNNY CASH fans.
5. THE BAKED POTATOES - Laughter
  Alt. rock.

Side B:
1. TROOPER - Call Me Back
  Decent US metal like their 45. This particular song reminds me of WITCH's "1:45".
2. TROOPER - Take Me Away
  While the last song showed promise, a solid guitar solo can't save this sleaze metal atrocity.
3. CONSPIRACY - I Lied To Myself Again
  Alternative with some hard rock riffs.
4. CONSPIRACY - Jodi
  Acoustic alt. rock.
5. THE BAKED POTATOES - Beyer's Field
  Hippie alt. rock.
         
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