1. Open Letter (To A Landlord) (Live) - Living Colour
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on July 6 1988. The studio version was released on their debut album Vivid and was released as a single in its own right in 1989.
2. Sweet Water Pools - Screaming Blue Messiahs
High octane rock band best known for their 1988 Top 40 hit I Want To Be A Flintstone. This cut is taken from their second album proper, Bikini Red.
3. Revolution Calling - Queensryche
The fact that Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime was devised as a rock opera concept album probably explains why the sleeve notes indicate this is "An Exclusive Excerpt from the LP". Pretentious possibly, but the album went on to be regarded by many as one of the greatest metal albums of all time.
4. Too Scared To Scream - Voivod
Now counting ex Metallica bassist Jason Newsted in their ranks, thrash metal band Voivod originally formed in 1982 and have a dozen albums to their name. This track is taken from their 1987 album Killing Technology. Honorary mention goes to their 1986 album Rrroooaaarrr which includes the tracks Korgull The Exterminator, Slaughter In A Grave, Ripping Headaches and Fuck Off And Die. Nice!