With the RETRO Vinyl Collection, you will certainly not listen to new sounds (most of them have been produced by P.V.Kerckhoven/Ruffneck) but these vinyls are a good way to remember the Old Days. I'll just give my impressions and feelings for this come-back of happy & '95 Hardcore trax that you surely know better than me ! The only thing is that most of these trax are already on many compilations, but I find it really enjoyable to have them in LPs.

Ruff Hardcore Classix

Retro 001

The first release of this collection has on ist A-side the very well known "Jiiieehaaa" of Diss Reaction of Thunderdome IX. A-2 is "Communism" of Juggernaut which is good stuff too. The third track is "Comababy" of Comababy which is for me not as interesting as the previous trax. On the B-side we find the quite happy "Kingdom" of the Und. Anarchist, the fast "XTC-Motherfucker" of Juggernaut & the happy and kickin' track "Selecta" of Lockjaw which I really like. A vinyl to get !

-The Lighthouse Keeper

Ruff Hardcore Classix

Retro 002

The A-1 is the fantastic "Ruffneck" of Wedlock that everybody certainly loves... A-2 with "Now'ear diz" of Da Predator and A-3 with "Work it to the Bone" of the Und. Anarchist are less mythic trax, they are quite fast though. On the B-side there are the unforgetable "Who is it?" of Knightvision (Thunderdome X), the "World of the LSD user" of Juggernaut and the less known "Induce Trance" of Keng that hasn't really got an interesting sound. A vinyl that I bought in Amsterdam : it was impossible to find in Paris 'cause of its success !

-The Lighthouse Keeper

Ruff Hardcore Classix

Retro 003

The third Retro (and last at the time of writing) is to my mind the best of the series with "Mind of a Lunatic" of Da Predator, "Heartbeat" of Ectomorph and "Ruff'n Ruggin' " of Lockjaw on the same side ! The other side has less known but go trax such as "My Salvation" of Knightvision that really kicks (as usual), the happy stuff "Funky Tales" of the Cybernators and unluckily at last "Ja/Nein" of the Und. Anarchist that I don't really like. Another vinyl to get !

-The Lighthouse Keeper