Back from the Grave, Volume 5 (LP) is the fifth installment in the Back from the Grave series of garage rock compilations assembled by Tim Warren of Crypt Records. It was released in 1985.
In keeping with all of the entries in the series, and as indicated in the subheading which reads "16 Crazed Bone Crunchin' Mid-60s Garage Punkers," this collection consists of songs which display the rawer and more aggressive side of the genre and are often characterized by the use of fuzztone-distorted guitars and rough vocals.
The set generally excludes psychedelic, folk rock, and pop-influenced material in favor of basic primitive rock and roll. The packaging features well-researched liner notes written by Tim Warren which convey basic information about each song and group, such as origin, recording date, and biographical sketches, usually written in a conversational style that includes occasional slang, anecdotes, humorous asides.
The liner notes are noticeably opinionated, sometimes engaging in tongue-in-cheek insults directed at other genres of music.The packaging also includes photographs of the bands, and the front cover features a highly satirical cartoon by Mort Todd which depicts revivified zombies, in customary fashion, returning to wreak havoc, this time exacting joyful revenge on practically the whole human race by using a variety of noxious substances and even resorting to the nuclear option, while a handful of their victims wallow in a "hydroconformic acid hot tub
1. Humans – Warning 2. The Warlords – Real Fine Lady 3. Vestells – Won't You Tell Me 4. Illusions – City Of People 5. Jaguars – It's Gonna Be Alright 6. Few – Escape 7. Tikis – Show You Love 8. Keggs – To Find Out 9. Jesters Of Newport – Stormy 10. Henchmen – Livin' 11. Tigermen – Close That Door 12. Aztex – The Little Streets In My Town 13. Hatfields – The Kid From Cinncy 14. Nobles – Something Else 15. Centrees – She's Good For Me 16. Rising Tides – Take The World As It Comes