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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Give ’Em the Boot III

Tim Armstrong offers another budget-minded collection of punk, ski & psychobilly.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Punk is as punk does. And among the legions of tattooed traitors and pierced punk pretenders, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong comes off as a guy who puts his money where his mouth is.

His independent record label Hellcat continues to champion punk and reggae, the two main musical loves of his life. And not surprisingly, Give ’Em the Boot III, the third instalment of his budget-priced sampler series, packs a full slate of both in its 21 tracks. The Dropkick Murphys, U.S. Bombs, F-Minus, Agnostic Front, Nerve Agents, the incredible Distillers (led by Tim’s wife Brody) and plenty of others bring the fast ’n’ loud punk noise; The Slackers, Pietasters, Hepcat and King Django deliver the skank. For a change of pace, there’s even the psychobilly of Nekromantix, Tiger Army and Devils Brigade, featuring Armstrong and his Rancid cohort Matt Freeman. No matter what you’re into, it provides plenty of bang for very little buck. Thanks again, Tim.