You want to hear two total killers from late in the first punk era? Right here, right now? OK, first Iâ€™ll grant access to THE VAMPSâ€™ â€œCarving Knifeâ€Â, a great NY Dolls-like stomper from San Antonio in 1980. It missed all the Killed By Death comps somehow but itâ€™s as raw & unhinged as anything on there. These guys opened for the Sex Pistols at â€œRandyâ€™s Rodeoâ€Â down there â€“ remember those scenes from â€œD.O.A.â€Â? Second up is â€œAmateur Surgeonâ€Â from Buffalo, NYâ€™s THE VORES, a 1978 high-tempo scooter with some nutty lyrics about medical accidents. Both unheralded classics. Download them for your homemade â€œKBD alternatesâ€Â CD-R comp.