Almost There Turn One

Various artists

Texas Platters

Almost There Turn One

(Almost There)

Austin's Almost There, the label behind last year's inspired Who tribute, pulls together another winning assortment with Turn One. This time, 21 Austin regulars do one unreleased song apiece. Li'l Cap'n Travis' "The Blinding Crash" and Moonlight Towers' "Back to the Pines" are solid specimens of twang-driven rock by the beer light, while Tia Carrera's "Morales Riff No. Four Hundred Twenty" and the Rockland Eagles' "Nose for Hollywood" kick out the jams coliseum style. You won't find longer-burning value outside of K-tel.

***.5

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