Avengers Compilation Due

Avengers, Busta Rhymes, Eagles, Metallica, Dar Williams, Temptations...

An album of unreleased studio recordings, demos and live tracks by the short-lived but influential San Francisco punk combo the Avengers is due in February on the Lookout label. Among the 18 tracks on The Avengers Died for Your Sins are three cuts -- "I Want In," "Crazy Homicide" and "The End of the World" -- written during the band's 1977-78 heyday but only recently recorded by an updated, one-off version of the group, dubbed the Scavengers. The new outfit includes original singer Penelope Houston and guitarist Greg Ingram, along with drummer Dan Panic (Screeching Weasel, Groovie Ghoulies) and bassist Joel Reader (Mr. T Experience).