Even underneath the muffling hum of a Tascam four-track recorder, the rhythm section is a rolling thunderhead and the firecracker riffs smoke. The Bodhi Collection compiles the snottiest, loudest gems from Vinny's cassettes, all perversely remastered so that we don't get sued for frying your stereo. Even though these two-minute nuggets are caked with bonehead 'tude and crackling distortion, Vinny's no slouch when it comes to songwriting and recording. The wobbly synthesizers on "My Dead Friends" recall Lyres and Lost Sounds or maybe ? & the Mysterians, while the quite lovely slide guitar in the chaos of "(You're) Only Happy When You Bleed" is straight off a Davie Allan & the Arrows LP. Slammed to tape in overnight sessions at the warehouse where Vinny works, these twenty dispatches from the Los Angeles underground are chock full of piss (really, there's a song called "Sinkpisser") and lighter fluid. Strike the match!