These "Scream" compilations were promo LPs only released in a generic white sleeve containing the quote on the label, "Sampler containing really exciting American music." There are also two other volumes in this series (1 and 4) containing tracks by bands such as The Arms of Someone New, Executive Slacks, Algebra Suicide, and Rash of Stabbings. In reality, these compilations are not identified by volume, but by catalog number (SCRM-2, SCRM-3)... I simply labeled them by volume to reference easier. There are also at least two other LPs from the same label called "Scream Down Under" containing all Australian bands... I have one of these as well - but it is too terrible to post with the exception of one track by Gravity Pirates that is easily available on their "This Way To The Cargo Cult" LP.
Amongst these 2 LPs there are a couple nice tracks for fans of obscure 80s dark/synth/wave/guitar indie bands - Ninth Column, Lung Overcoat (exclusive track), Modern Cities, Boca Iy Ear, Eyes of God, Martin Human, Valley of Kings, and The Big Race. However, the rest of the bands are not "exciting" to me... but possibly worth the download for the couple of good ones (so check the preview below).
01. Eyes of God - Garden of Sin 02. The Big Race - Hands On Fire 03. Modern Cities - Worlds Away 04. LMNOP - Forever Thru The Sun 05. Buddy Love - I Can't Stand Myself 06. Zone - Americans 07. Loose Ties - Take A Ride 08. Valley of Kings - Where Have You Gone? 09. Martin Human - Upside Down & Backwards 10. Emily West - Constant Back Beat 11. Boca Iy Ear - Witch Doctor 12. Sadistic Exploits - Beginnings
01. Primitons - You'll Never Know 02. The Statics - Transistor Radio 03. Echo - Mannequin Man 04. Lung Overcoat - Maybe We've Gone 05. Snakeout - Surfabilly 06. Bedful of Metaphysicians - The Wish I Had 07. The Uptown Rulers - Sneakin' Out 08. The Schemers - Valley of Love 09. 22 Cave Gods - Cave God Chant 10. Ninth Column - Bela's Box 11. PS - House With No Words 12. Pirate Radio - You Are The Knife