I first encountered Satans Rats in a small night club in Cheltenham way back in 1978. They were hot, steaming and produced a set of classic punk rock that night the memory of which remained with me for many years.
'What a Bunch ...' is essentially a fans collection of the Rats studio work during that period (1977-79). Included are a handful of singles and some outakes and demos recorded in such magnificent locations as Ollys' front room and a basement studio in Worcester. The quality is rough, the sound is bad but the attitude is unquestionable.
As a contemporary piece of artwork this CD fails miserably (though it is worth buying for the hysterical liner notes alone!) On the other hand if you want a snapshot of the provinces punk rock scene at the time then grab a copy and thrill to the memory of the days when musicians displayed some real rock and roll blood n' guts!