Tuesday, September 28, 2010

VA - God Save the Queen [76-99 2o Years of Punk]

As the title implies, this is a compilation commemorating the 20 years of the genre we came to love - PUNK!!!

This is a 3 CD compilation and I'm gonna let the tracklists to the talking.


CD 1

  1. Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia
  2. Vice Squad - Black Sheep
  3. Anti Nowhere League – I Hate People
  4. 999 – Homecide (Live)
  5. Johnny Thunders – Chinese Rocks (Live)
  6. Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout
  7. Chaotic Dischord – Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck the Lot of You
  8. Chaos UK – Four Minute Warning
  9. Red London – CND
  10. the Adicts – Bad Boy
  11. Menace – GLC
  12. Alternative TV – How Much Longer?
  13. Blitz – Warriors
  14. Stiff Little Fingers – Listen (Live)
  15. Exploited – Alternantive
  16. the Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
  17. Slaughter & the Dogs – White Light White Heat (Live)
  18. the Damned – Disco Man
  19. the Stranglers – Go Buddy Go (Live)
  20. Anti Pasti – Another Dead Soldier

CD 2

  1. Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device (Live)
  2. GBH – Catch 22
  3. Chelsea – Evacuate (Live)
  4. Chron Gen – Jet Boy Jet Girl
  5. the Adicts – Joker in the Pack
  6. Eater – Thinking of the USA
  7. the Drones – Bone Idle
  8. Suburban Stubs – No Faith
  9. Dead Kennedys – Kill the Poor
  10. Peter & the Test Tube Babies – Up Your Bumn
  11. the Ressurection Experience – Do What I Do
  12. Sham 69 – Hurry Up Harry
  13. Electric Sex Circus – Spanner Badge
  14. the Adicts – Chinese Takeaway
  15. the Damned – Help (Live)
  16. Patrick Fitzgerald – All My Friends
  17. UK Subs – I Live in a Car
  18. Splodge – Tough Shit Wilson
  19. the Ruts – In a Rut
  20. Eddie & the Hot Rods – Teenage Depression (Live)

CD 3

  1. Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK (Live)
  2. the Lurkers – New Guitar in Town
  3. Chelsea -0 Right to Work (Live)
  4. the Stranglers – Peaches (Live)
  5. the Adverts – No Time to be 21
  6. Chron Gen – Misadventure
  7. the Damned – New Rose (Live)
  8. Electric Sex Circus – Cut Your Head Off
  9. Newtown Neurotics – the Mess
  10. Angelic Upstarts – Machine Gun Kelly
  11. One Way System – Cum On Feel the Noize
  12. the Vibrators – Baby Baby
  13. Angelic Upstarts – Upstarts (Live)
  14. Varukers – Massacred Millions
  15. Special Duties – Bullshit Crass
  16. the Lurkers – Just 13
  17. Cockney Rejects – Flares & Slippers
  18. the Morgans – Tommy
  19. Sham 69 – If the Kids Are United
  20. the Boys – I Don’t Care

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Psychedelic Furs - Book of Days

I was always fascinated by this album because this record was always included in the College Radio Top Ten at the back of Spin Magazine. I always borrow my friend Najib’s Spin and Rolling Stone magazines when we were in college. So I said to myself “What’s the fuzz with this album?” I had Mirror Moves and not very impressed.

They released their best of called All of This and Nothing and totally loved their new song included in that compilation called All That Money Wants. And I thought, this might be their direction in the Book of Days. And I was right.

I love their mixture of guitars and keyboards here, and to think I’m not a fan of keyboards. Anyways, I think you’re gonna love this one.


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Generation X - Generation X [Remastered]

Generation X history was rooted in another legendary punk band, Chelsea. But after a few gigs, three of the four members left the band and formed Generation X. Only Gene October remained of the original four.

Generation X came to prominence way after its demise, thanks to one Billy Idol who became a huge star in the 80’s. Also, Tony James’ post-Gen X band Sigue Sigue Sputnik enjoyed some success around that time.

Anyway, this album is a classic thanks (again) to Mr. Idol who churned out some pop punk gems like Ready Steady Go, Kiss Me Deadly, One Hundred Punks, From the Heart. Since this is the remastered version, it includes bonus tracks like their first single Your Generation and Wild Youth and its B-side Wild Dub plus 2 b-sides of Friday’s Angels.

This is a kickass record. And you can’t make a punk compilation with including Ready Steady Go or Kiss Me Deadly.


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UK Subs - Another Kind of Blues

UK Subs were one of the first wave British punk bands. Formed in 1976, the only main fixture here is the legendary frontman – Charlie Harper. Another Kind of Blues is their debut album and boasts some classic tracks like Stranglehold, CID, I Live in a Car, Tomorrow’s Girls.

UK Subs line-up is like a virtual who’s who in punk. Knox of the Vibrators, Lars Fredricksen of Rancid, and even Flea of RHCP became a member of the UK Subs, playing in the album Mad Cow Fever.

You really, really got to have this if you wanna be called a punk.

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