Thank You, San Francisco! is an eleven-track compilation of exclusive recordings from artists that left an indelible impression on SmartGuy Records over the years. You may note that there is only one San Francisco based “band” represented in the work. While not by design this seems fitting, as we think it’s better to highlight some of the wide array of artists that came to San Francisco as opposed to a record of local artists. Adding to the overall quality of life in The City came with no prerequisite of residency after all. As we see it there is no other City that could draw such a stylistically diverse group of musicians and that my friend is something to celebrate.
Showing up on the aural display of gratitude are DAN MELCHIOR (with an homage to Les Rallizes Denude), DAVID WEST (RAT COLUMNS, TOTAL CONTROL, RANK / XEROX, LACE CURTAIN), OUT WITH A BANG (hardcore band from Verona, Italy), KELLEY STOLTZ, PLEASURE LEFTISTS, CTMF (BILLY CHILDISH), PATE SNOT (JAMES ViNCIGUERRA & MIKEY YOUNG of TOTAL CONTROL & LACE CURTAIN), LEON STACKPOLE (OOGA BOOGAS), BILL DIREEN ( The Bilders ), LUDELLA BLACK & THE MASONICS, and CLOROX GIRLS. Includes an insert with essays by JACK RABID and SAM LEFEBVRE.