Boomkat Product Review:
From 1978-1981 the Titan label issued only eight records, but over the years their tiny catalog has crawled to the top of power-pop want lists worldwide and appeared on scads of bootleg cassettes, building a legacy to rival L.A.s Bomp or New York's Ork. Located in fly-over country, Titan was forced to start their own scene, import their own skinny ties, and scour Missouri for their own talent. Their midwest AM bubblegum roots are apparent in the likes of Gary Charlson, the Secrets*, Arlis!, Gems, Millionaire at Midnight, the Boys, J..P. McClain & The Intruders, Bobby Sky, and Scott McCarl, but Titan was clearly influenced by the glam-punk spit being hocked from the 100 club stage. 30 years since they meekly flopped out their first 7" single. Kansas City's Titan Records finally returns to record bins everywehre in a super deluxe two disc retrospective with comprehensive (we mean really in-depth here!) 40 page booklet. Awesome.