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