2011 compilation from the East Coast rockers from Queens, New York. The Vagrants are as OG as they come. Admired from across the Forest Hills High School cafeteria by future members of the Ramones, they ripped across the city and state with ecstatic abandon and an explosive stage show. They angered Bill Graham on a mini West Coast tour and were told they'd never play there again. Full of damage and pure dynamics, the Vagrants provided the blueprint for early Punk. They invented their own timeless interpretations of Soul and contemporary Rock smashes including their infectious take on Respect
, eventually immortalized on the original Nuggets compilation in 1972. But forget the tales of these real rock Rumble Fish, it's the music that tells the story. This release contains 12 tracks of groovy garage, propulsive Psych, and primitive Proto-Punk. Also available on LP.