Following our recent feature on The Shockwaves album which was hidden in the vaults for almost thirty years until it was rescued and released by the excellent Trash Wax Records - the label is at it again with another top notch re-issue. Again they have plundered the 1980's underground Garage Rock scene to bring us "How To Fall" by The Charity Case a band formed from the ashes of the heavily-quiffed Klub Foot regulars The Sting-Rays with the addition of the alluring vocalist She Rocola who, according to the Melody Maker in 1988, was the "heart wrenching combination of a singer that sounds like Deborah Harry while looking like Juliette Greco". This collection of long-lost tracks is a real treasure trove of delights that might at first be a surprise to those who were used to The Sting-Rays ultra frenetic mix of Psychobilly and Garage Rock mayhem. On some tracks such as "Victory Gin" there is a slightly off-kilter and occasionally unsettling battle going on between the shards of angular guitar riffing and some quite remarkable drumming that teeters on the edge of control. She's voice can be at once all glacial and Nico-like on "Thank God You're Gone" but then completely thaw out on the warm and soulful "Goodbye To All That", one of the album's highlights for me. A jangling, almost Paisley Underground guitar drives both "Don't Worry" and the superb "How To Fall" along at a fair speed and both are reminiscent of the tuneful and criminally underrated Medway band The Dentists. "Positively Negative" is a great timeless Garage Rocker that sounds as fresh today as it must have done when it was first recorded. I think the joyfully upbeat and catchy "Only Lovers Alive" features She's best vocal performance on the album, she really seems to let loose on this and it would have made a classic 7" single release that's for sure.