Wednesday, May 18, 2022

VA - D.I.Y. 1 - 9 [1993] (9 x CD's)

D.Y.I. RHINO

VA - D.I.Y.  1 - 9  [1993] (9 x CD's)

Released in 1993, Rhino Records D.I.Y. Series is a nine-disc set that covered the British and American power-pop scene of the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s. Rhino records is a godsend to fans looking to learn more about a musical genre. Every genre they tackle is chronicled lovingly and contains a great mix of obscure gems and popular classics. The complete collection consists of:

  • DIY 1: Anarchy in the UK – UK Punk I (1976-77)
  • DIY 2: The Modern World – UK Punk II (1977-78)
  • DIY 3: Teenage Kicks – UK Pop I (1976-79)
  • DIY 4: Starry Eyes – UK Pop II (1978-79)
  • DIY 5: Blank Generation – The New York Scene (1975-78)
  • DIY 6: We’re Desperate – The L.A. Scene (1976-79)
  • DIY 7: Come Out and Play – American Power Pop I (1975-78)
  • DIY 8: Shake It Up! – American Power Pop II (1978-80)
  • DIY 9: Mass. Ave. – The Boston Scene (1975-83)

This series provides an exceptional summary of what was happening musically between 1975-1983 in pop music. Conspicuous by their absence are groups like Talking Heads, The Clash, and Elvis Costello & The Attractions, but this was chiefly due to contractual issues that fell upon Rhino. Few of the groups featured in Rhino’s D.I.Y series ever achieved main stream acceptance or success, but all helped to facilitate the shape of today’s music. As a historical document, the D.I.Y series provides a snapshot of the chaotic, but stimulating beginnings of punk and new wave. Throughout the nine disc series, power-pop and punk diamond in the roughs are featured by undervalued artists such as The Nerves, Pezband, The Undertones, Chris Stamey & The db’s, The Beat, and The Motels. Although most of the artists featured in the D.I.Y have fallen into dusty album crates of obscurity, the D.I.Y series also features popular artists such as The Jam, Blondie, XTC, Nick Lowe, The Germs, The Romantics, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Buzzcocks.

These are an ideal introduction to a sound that totally realigned rock with its emphasis on brittle guitars, amphetamine rhythms, and socially charged songwriting. Today, the Rhino D.I.Y series is out of print, virtually absent from record stores. 

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Track lists


CD1

01 Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK (demo) 4:04

02 Damned The Rose 2:45

03 Saints (I'm) Stranded 3:33

04 Eddie & the Hot Rods Teenage Depression 2:58

05 Sex Pistols God Save the Queen (demo) 3:35

06 Stranglers (get a) Grip (on yourself) 4:03

07 Damned Neat Neat Neat 2:44

08 Jam In The City 2:19

09 Adverts One Chord Wonders 2:37

10 Vibrators Baby, Baby 3:43

11 Only Ones Lovers Of Today 3:14

12 Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 3:11

13 Adverts Gary Gilmore's Eyes 2:23

14 Generation X Your Generation 3:20

15 Stranglers No More Heroes 3:30

16 X-Ray Spex Oh Bondage Up Yours! 2:51

17 Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict 2:03

18 Penetration Don't Dictate 2:55

19 Wire 12XU 1:56


CD2

01 The Jam The Modern World 2:33

02 Generation X Wild Youth 2:52

03 The Rezillos (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures 2:52

04 999 Emergency 2:45

05 Sham 69 (There's Gonna Be A) Borstal B 2:07

06 Magazine Shot By Both Sides 4:04

07 BuzzCocks What Do I Get? 2:55

08 Wire I Am The Fly 3:08

09 X-Ray Spex The Day The World Turned Day-G 2:51

10 Stiff Little Fingers Suspect Device 2:43

11 The Lurkers Ain't Got A Clue 2:11

12 The Soft Boys (I Want To Be An) Anglepoise L 3:02

13 Sham 69 If The Kids Are United 3:49

14 Alternative TV Action Time Vision 2:32

15 The Fall Bingo Master 2:25

16 Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster 2:46

17 Siouxie & The Banshees Hong Kong Garden 2:56

18 999 Homicide 3:44

19 Subway Sect Ambition 3:04


CD3

01 Nick Lowe So It Goes 2:32

02 Eddie & The Hot Rods Do Anything You Wanna Do 4:06

03 Nick Lowe Mary Provost 2:47

04 Wreckless Eric Whole Wide World 3:00

05 Motors Dancing The Night Away 3:16

06 Tom Robinson Band 2-4-6-8 Motorway 3:18

07 Kursaal Flyers Television Generation 2:40

08 Squeeze Take Me, I'm Yours (Single Ver 2:51

09 Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet 3:02

10 Xtc This Is Pop (Single Version) 2:43

11 Boys Brickfield Nights 3:14

12 Motors Airport 4:13

13 Jilted John Jilted John 2:58

14 Rezillos Top Of The Pops 2:57

15 Rich Kids Ghosts Of Princes In Towers 3:35

16 Undertones Teenage Kicks 2:26

17 Yachts Look Back In Love (Not In Ange 2:26

18 Pleasers A Girl I Know (Precis Of A Fri 3:29

19 Skids Into The Valley 3:15


CD4

01 Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've 2:42

02 The Undertones Get Over You 2:45

03 Yachts Yachting Types 2:49

04 Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him 3:37

05 Starjets Schooldays 3:23

06 Bram Tchaikovsky Girl Of My Dreams 4:09

07 The Squares This Is Airebeat 3:06

08 Xtc Life Begins At The Hop 3:48

09 Squeeze Up The Junction 3:12

10 The Jags Back Of My Hand (I've Got Your Number) 3:23

11 The Radiators Lets Talk About The Weather 4:20

12 The Records Starry Eyes 4:25

13 Zones Mourning Star 3:27

14 Purple Hearts Millions Like Us 3:11

15 The Distractions Time Goes By So Slow 3:23

16 The Searchers Hearts In Her Eyes 3:22

17 The Revillos Where's The Boy For Me? 2:03

18 Mo-Dettes White Mice 3:38

19 The Tourists So Good To Be Back Home Again 2:39


CD5

01 Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop 2:14

02 Dictators Cars And Girls 3:58

03 Patti Smith Ask The Angels 3:10

04 Tuff Darts All For The Love Of Rock 'N' R 3:16

05 Mink Deville Let Me Dream If I Want To 2:54

06 Wayne County And The Back Stre Max's Kansas City 1976 5:37

07 Blondie X Offender 3:12

08 Richard Hell And The Voidoids Blank Generation 2:45

09 Television See No Evil 3:52

10 Blondie In The Flesh 2:32

11 Mink Deville Spanish Stroll 3:40

12 Television Venus 3:55

13 Dead Boys Sonic Reducer 3:07

14 The Heartbreakers Chinese Rocks 2:55

15 Ramones Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 2:47

16 Mumps Crocodile Tears 2:10

17 Richard Hell And The Voidoids Love Comes In Spurts 2:03

18 Heartbreakers Born To Lose 3:06

19 Suicide Cheree 3:47


CD6

01 Pop! Down On The Boulevard 2:47

02 Dogs Younger Point Of View 3:14

03 Motels Counting [Demo] 4:43

04 Germs Forming 3:06

05 Dils I Hate The Rich 1:42

06 Zeros Don't Push Me Around 2:27

07 Weirdos Life Of Crime 2:22

08 Zippers You're So Strange 2:48

09 Quick Pretty Please 4:31

10 Last She Don't Know Why I'm Here 3:26

11 Furys Say Goodbye To The Black Sheep 2:28

12 Dils Mr. Big 1:44

13 X We're Desperate 2:04

14 Weirdos We Got The Neutron Bomb 3:01

15 Germs Lexicon Devil 2:05

16 Alley Cats Nothing Means Nothing Anymore 3:14

17 Plugz La Bamba 1:37

18 Dickies You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gori 1:54

19 Eyes Taqn 1:34

20 Bags Survive 2:47

21 X Los Angeles 2:15


CD7

01 Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action 4:33

02 Pezband Baby It's Cold Outside 2:52

03 Nerves Hanging On The Telephone 2:04

04 Artful Dodger Wayside 4:23

05 Earthquake Hit The Floor 3:47

06 Piper Can't Wait 3:25

07 Nerves When You Find Out 2:00

08 Chris Stamey Summer Sun 3:08

09 Tommy Hoehn Blow Yourself Up 2:56

10 Scruffs My Mind 2:16

11 Names Why Can't It Be 4:01

12 Cheap Trick Southern Girls 3:44

13 Real Kids All Kindsa Girls 4:05

14 Paley Brothers Come Out And Play 2:35

15 Fotomaker Where Have You Been All My Life 3:23

16 Pezband Stop, Wait A Minute 2:43

17 Flash Cubes Christi Girl 3:51

18 Diodes Tired Of Waking Up Tired 2:54

19 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos 3:39


CD8

01 Cryers Shake It Up (Ain't It Time) 3:14

02 Rubinoos I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend 3:22

03 Chris Stamey And The Db's (I Thought) You Wanted To Know 3:15

04 Gary Valentine The First One 2:37

5 Prix Love You Tonight (Saturday's Gone) 3:11

006 Twenty-Twenty Giving It All 2:48

07 Romantics Tell It To Carrie 3:20

08 Shoes Tomorrow Night 2:59

09 Twenty-Twenty Yellow Pills 4:17

10 Beat Walking Out On Love 1:47

11 Shoes Too Late 2:46

12 Beat Work-A-Day World 2:56

13 Pop Waiting For The Night 3:35

14 Pearl Harbor And The Explosion You Got It (Release It) 2:31

15 Off Broadway Usa Stay In Time 2:57

16 Romantics What I Like About You 2:55

17 Plimsouls Zero Hour 2:35

18 Know I Like Girls 2:09

19 Holly And The Italians Tell That Girl To Shut Up 2:59


CD9

01 Willie Alexander Mass. Ave. 2:44

02 Real Kids Do the Boob 2:19

03 Nervous Eaters Loretta 2:17

04 Unnatural Axe They Saved Hitler's Brain 2:49

05 La Peste Better Off Dead 3:10

06 Cars You're All I've Got Tonight (Demo) 4:13

07 Neighborhoods No Place Like Home 2:18

08 Human Sexual Response Jackie Onassis 3:52

09 Maps I'm Talking to You 3:04

10 Mission of Burma That's When I Reach for My Revolver 3:57

11 Classic Ruins One Plus One Is Less Than Two 3:29

12 Lyres I Want to Help You Ann 2:31

13 Neats Six 2:47

14 Thrills Hey (Not Another Face in the Crowd) 2:45

15 Robin Lane and the Chartbuster When Things Go Wrong 3:18

16 Atlantics Lonelyhearts 4:23

17 Dangerous Birds Alpha Romeo 2:57

18 Del Fuegos I Always Call Her Back 3:27

19 Outlets Knock Me Down 2:47

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23 comments:

  1. The set that started it all for me. I was a classic rock guy until I heard this.

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    1. Hi Cobber67
      We all know when we like something or when we don't like something, so we often stay safe.
      Music throws all that out the window. When we connect it is a beautiful thing.
      Cheers.

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  2. This is a great series overall, but the L.A. volume just wouldn't take with me. 8 out of 9 is still a pretty good average!

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    1. Thanks simonthecat,
      8 out of 9, great result. Enjoy.
      Cheers.

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  3. I thought it was a great series. The only improvement I would have made was a volume on the Bay Area punk/new wave scene (several Bay Area bands are included, but there were so many more...)

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    1. Hi draftervoi,
      Thanks. Maybe someone will hear what you are saying and compile a companion compilation.
      Cheers.

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  4. Seems interesting. There are some bands I've never heard before, have to check it.

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    1. Hi StoneRose.
      I hope you will enjoy this set.
      Cheers.

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  5. An outstanding series; Rhino's answer to Killed By Death, albeit with much more well-known (relatively) bands. For a 15 year old living in SW Virginia, it was my first exposure to X, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, Undertones, the Germs, and so many more. If you're into this, I'd also recommend chasing down Rhino's two-volume Faster & Louder series!

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    1. Hi Captain J.mo.
      Thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy this set.
      Cheers.

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  6. A million thanks for this series. Quite a collection!!

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    1. Hi DK.
      I would expect you will get a lot of enjoyment out of this set.
      Cheers.

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  7. Thanks for posting this Butterboy. I used to have this entire series but sold a bunch of them and stupidly didn't make copies before they were sold. Now I can listen to them again.

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    1. Hi dc_animal
      That is great. I am so glad these are something you wanted.
      I also have sold albums that I didn't digitize (and still cant find).
      Cheers.

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  8. Wonderful stuff

    Cheers
    Stephen

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  9. This series was great when it came out and it has stayed the test of time. Great!

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    1. Hi Pol.
      It remains a pretty great set.
      Cheers.

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  10. Are you familiar with one of the greatest Power Pop bands ever, YIPES! ?

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    1. Yes DLA,
      I have two Albums by them. "Yipes!!" [1979]and "A bit irrational" [1980]
      Cheers

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    2. Cool! They were/are a great Power Pop band! Kind of surprised you haven't turned your legion of fans on to them. The first album is a classic--very much like Off Broadway.. Thanks again for all of your great work! Really a pleasure to listen to all the cool stuff you come up with.

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