From beginning to end, Savage Republic
's discography is fascinating and unique, but it’s also quite uneven and necessitates an overview. LTM provides that with Procession: An Aural History
. It hits upon each one of the band’s releases, from 1982’s Tragic Figures
through 2007’s 1938
, and illustrates SR
's often-thrilling hybrid of scampering post-punk, caustic hardcore punk, clattering industrial, and ominous surf rock. That said, it merely scratches the surface and functions more as an introduction than a full trimming of the fat. (Besides, whether obtained on original vinyl or reissued CD, each SR
release is a true work of graphic and packaging art.) A second disc documents a powerful 2010 gig recorded in Spain.