Some notes from Steve Nordby aka Bobby Brady aka the guy who mastered stuff for Dunghill:
"Dunghill grew out of an idea of Al Larson to put together a tape of Eugene bands. We just asked friends to contribute.
The Dunghill investors were Al, Rob, John, and me. We all lost money.
"Panic on 13th" is raw and sweet and lovely and *the* Eugene sound that you hear echoes of decades later.
The Johnson Unit stuff here isn't anywhere else. "What Makes" is loaded with movie titles. (how many can you find). "Can't Afford it It" was a *very* early recording and the tape runs off the reel at the end.
I was impressed with Mind Garage, although I don't think I'd seen them before this compilation.
Saint Huck - It doesn't get any better! Steve P started Snakepit, then Saint Huck, then Cherry Poppin Daddies. To me, Saint Huck makes the rest footnotes. Steve's melodies with Dan Schmidt bass = greatness!
Bovine Impulse - Probably the best Eugene proto-band.
E-13 - Legendary. Too much to say here.
Mooselodge - Yeah!"