Growing up in Dorset at the end of the Nineties, with no internet it was really hard to discover new bands to get into.
So I am very glad that Snakebite City existed.
Very little happened in Poole back then and the charts were full of shit like The Verve so being able to check out 25 mostly AMAZING and always at least VERY GOOD new bands for around a fiver was a life saver.
My school bag used to have more Snakebite City compilations than school books in it.
People often pontificate about what they would save from their house if it was burning down and whilst it would be a different story now when the first bedsit I ever lived in did actually get a bit fire damaged the first thing I checked hadn't been destroyed was my Snakebite City collection.
I'm still incredibly happy and proud that the first time Art Brut ever played a show it was for Snakebite City and that years after I first heard them on Snakebite City 7 I ended up becoming great friends with and eventually living with Agebaby.
Every single one of those bands on the Snakebite City compilations, in my eyes at least, deserved to be massive popstars and on TOTP constantly.
This Monday I will be playing my favourite songs from the Snakebite City compilations on Resonance FM. It will be live from 8PM tune in and have a listen.