Burger Records Announces Benefit Show

Burger Records Benefit

Burger Records is known for their benefit comps, and it’s something that makes the label so special. As they say on their website, “It feels good to do good!” Previously releasing The Kitty Comp to benefit an ailing cat and The Weiner Dog Comp to aide, well, you get the idea, the label is super proud to release a compilation benefiting hardcore punk legend Mike Atta, who is battling cancer. Mike Atta is the guitarist and a founding member of one of the first hardcore punk bands, The Middle Class. Legend has it that Keith Morris started Black Flag after seeing The Middle Class play one of their early shows. Atta currently owns a vintage shop in Fullerton called Out Of Vogue, right around the corner from Burger, and has become a close friend, so his health is something the Burger Records folks hold near and dear to their hearts. To help raise money for Atta’s mounting medical bills, Burger is helping to put on a benefit show THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 25TH, AT THE ECHOPLEX IN LOS ANGELES, and releasing a compilation the following day on their website. All the money from other Burger merch sold at the show will go to Mike Atta as well.

Included on the compilation is a PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG BY THE MIDDLE CLASS. The song “Body and Soul” was recorded during the 1981 sessions that gave us The Middle Class’s only full-length, Homeland. We’re happy to share it with you and hope you can spread the word about this amazing show and compilation, and help Mike get healthy!


THE SHOW – Friday, Jan. 25th at The Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA

MC Alice Bag

The Adolescents

Mike Watt + The Missingmen

45 Grave

Channel 3

Shattered Faith

White Flag

The Urinals

The Audacity

The Abigails

The Peeks

The Garden

White Night

Agent Orange

THE CASSETTE: What Have We Wrought? A Mike Atta Benefit Compilation

Curated by Pat Fear of White Flag w/ help from Burger Records, Frontier Records, Peter Davis and Creature Booking, and Tom Hazelmyer. Cover art is by legendary punk artist Raymond Pettibon (creator of the Black Flag logo!).

01 7 Seconds – Compro

02 Adolescents – Conquest Of The Planet Of The See Monkeys

03 Adrenalin O.D. – Small Talk

04 Anarchy 6 – Suburban Jail

05 Audacity – Five People In The Bedroom

06 Big Boys – I’m Sorry

07 Channel 3 – Another Day

08 Circle Jerks – Red Tape

09 Cows – Chow

10 Eddie & The Subtitles – American Society

11 EMPIRE – English Mist

12 F – The Yellow Corn Boy

13 Fastbacks – Fast Enough

14 Flag Of Democracy – Suburban Cowboy

15 Germs – Out Of Time (Live)

16 Giuda – Number 10

17 Government Issue – Plain To See

18 Halo Of Flies – Ballad Of Extreme Hate

19 Love Canal – Jimmy Closet

20 Meatmen – Stud

21 Mike Watt + The Missingmen – Sweet Honey Pie

22 Mudhoney – Tales Of Terror

23 Necros – Help

24 Negative Approach – Pressure/Fair Warning (Live)

25 Nervous Gender – Slave (Demo)

26 NOFX – New Years Revolution

27 OFF! – Poison City

28 Redd Kross – Pretty Please Me (Live At Amoeba)

29 Scream – Cry Wolf (Demo)

30 Shattered Faith – Right Is Right

31 SIN34 – 34 Sins

32 The Detours – The Saint

33 The Dicks – Rich Daddy (Live)

34 The Fix – No Idols

35 The F.U.s – Death Wish (Live)

36 The Garden – 8 Foot Tall Man Walking Out Of The Forest

37 The Middle Class – Body and Soul

38 The Mormons – Razorburn Stigmata

39 The Muffs – When I Was Down

40 Vatican Commandos – Housewives on Valium

41 White Flag – Radio Free Misanthropia

42 White Night – Oh Crud

Contribute to the FundRazr to help Mike battle cancer: http://on.fb.me/W0JOxM

Purchase What Have We Wrought? A Mike Atta Benefit Compilation on Burger on Saturday, Jan. 26th: http://burgerrecords.com

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