Friday, July 22, 2022

VA - 1978, The Year the UK Turned Day-Glo [2020] (3 x CD's)

 

UK 1978

VA - 1978, The Year the UK Turned Day-Glo [2020] (3 x CD's)

On 1978, The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo, we investigate the sounds of 1978 as the original punk template fractured into a dazzling day-glo riot of sub-genres: new wave, post-punk, proto-Oi, power-pop, punk poets, the mod revival, ska-punk, synth-oriented electronic/industrial music and a whole load of additional noises that, over forty years later, have still to be classified by the fifth estate, the fourth column or even the Third Reich. We document various regional scenes, paying close attention to the likes of Manchester, Scotland and, in particular, Northern Ireland, where the arrival of punk was a life-affirming relief from the horrors of everyday life. From household names (The Jam, The Stranglers, The Cure, Public Image Ltd) to groups who barely progressed beyond their own bedrooms, major label careerists to DIY enthusiasts, one-off mavericks (led by the blessed Jilted John) to songs specifically crafted as hit singles, every aspect of a vibrant, multi-faceted scene is represented on our marathon four-hour, 79-track anthology. Loaded with vim and vigour, it's another essential purchase for anyone with even a passing interest in the British music scene of the late Seventies. (Amazon)

The sequel to the best ever punk rock anthology (1977 - The Year That Punk Broke) is at least as good as it's predecessor. 79 storming punk rock and new wave tracks across 3 CDs - and every song is terrific and carefully selected.

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Track lists


CD1

01 Sham 69 Borstal Breakout 2:12

02 Stranglers 5 Minutes 3:19

03 999 Emergency 2:51

04 Doll Don't Tango On My Heart 2:37

05 Tubeway Army Oh! Didn't I Say 2:19

06 Vibrators Automatic Lover 2:27

07 Cyanide I'm A Boy 2:43

08 Electric Chairs Bad In Bed 2:24

09 Attrix Lost Lenore 4:05

10 Zones Stuck With You 2:37

11 Subs Party Clothes 2:05

12 The Outcasts You're A Disease 2:30

13 Boomtown Rats She's So Modern 3:01

14 Menace I'm Civilised 3:03

15 Freshies Moonmidsummer 1:39

16 Pleasers The Kids Are Alright 3:18

17 Japan Don't Rain On My Parade 2:56

18 Coventry Automatics Concrete Jungle 3:44

19 Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet 3:03

20 Magazine Touch And Go 2:59

21 Pretty Boy Floyd And The Gems Spread The Word Around 3:32

22 Automatics When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again 2:38

23 Social Security Stella's Got A Fella 1:49

24 Bleach Boys Chloroform 1:56

25 Jilted John Jilted John 2:58

26 Members Rat Up A Drainpipe 3:09

27 Exits Glandular Angela 2:41

28 Alternative Tv Why Don't You Do Me Right? 3:12


CD2

01 X-Ray Spex The Day The World Turned Day-Glo 2:53

02 Tom Robinson Band Up Against The Wall 3:35

03 Gyro Central Detention Centre 3:37

04 Lurkers Ain't Got A Clue 2:11

05 Patrik Fitzgerald The Backstreet Boys 3:48

06 Dead Fingers Talk Nobody Loves You When You're Old And Gay 4:32

07 Reaction I Can't Resist 2:14

08 Jolt I Can't Wait 4:10

09 Ed Banger Kinnel Tommy 4:09

10 Stoat Loving A Killer 3:39

11 Rowdies A.C.A.B. 1:53

12 No Sweat Start All Over Again 3:34

13 V.I.P.'s I Believe 1:59

14 Carpettes 2ne1 2:06

15 Rich Kids Ghosts Of Princes In Towers 3:33

16 John Cooper Clarke Kung Fu International 1:42

17 Ripchords Ringing In The Streets 4:00

18 Ultravox Slow Motion 3:29

19 Nightshift Love Is Blind 2:39

20 Questions Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Dead 2:48

21 Blue Steam Cortina Cowboys 3:27

22 Others Birmingham Reggie 3:49

23 U.K. Subs Live In A Car 1:27

24 Turn It's Alright 2:43

25 Teardrops Teenage Vice 2:22

26 Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie 2:43


CD3

01 Public Image Ltd. Public Image 3:00

02 Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster 2:45

03 Detonators Light At Your Window 2:33

04 Spizzenergi Fibre 1:58

05 Penetration Life's A Gamble 3:00

06 Scritti Politti 28/8/78 2:39

07 Europeans Europeans 3:50

08 Wreckless Eric Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.) 3:41

09 Johnny Thunders You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory 3:47

10 Skids The Saints Are Coming 2:39

11 Fall It's The New Thing 3:27

12 Monochrome Set Alphaville 2:46

13 Jam In The Crowd 5:40

14 Records Starry Eyes 4:24

15 Bozos Weekend Girl 4:39

16 Rezillos Destination Venus 3:37

17 Tyla Gang Flashing In The Subway 2:34

18 Cure 10:15 Saturday Night 3:41

19 Parrots Larger Than Life 3:54

20 Nicky & The Dots Wrong Street 3:08

21 Vitamins New Town 2:00

22 Passage Love Song 1:46

23 Eater What She Wants, She Needs 3:13

24 Time Machine Never Met Suzi 2:22

25 Slush White Christmas 2:30

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17 comments:

  1. Thanks Butterboy for such interesting comp! A lot of rich sounds here!!!
    Cheers

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  2. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful... Many thanks. I thought I had this, but only had about 40 tracks. Thanks BB. SPx

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    1. Hi SleepyPete.
      This is the full version. Glad you like it.
      Cheers.

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  3. Awesome collection. Thanks so much.

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  4. Hey there. You probably don't take requests, but I'm really keen on this one: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/miles-out-to-sea-the-roots-of-british-power-pop-1969-1975-3cd-box-set/

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    1. Posted to 'It's Only Rock'n'Roll' yesterday!

      http://itsonlyrockandroll.info/va-miles-out-to-sea-the-roots-of-british-power-pop-1969-1975-2022/

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    2. Hi Cobber67,
      The link jwittkamp has offed you is the sampler version. The full version will have 74 tracks not 38
      Cheers.

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    3. Hi jwittkamp
      The link you offered is the sampler version. The full version will have 74 tracks not 38. Still woryh picking up to get a flavour for the full set.
      Cheers.

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    4. Well, who knew? Sampler versions? Didn't even know that was a thing!

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  5. Many thanks Butterboy for this great share......some of these I have never heard of before......Love & Peace Stu

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    1. Love and Peace back at you, Stu.
      Enjoy these.
      Cheers.

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  6. Stunning..........when the music world got its act together.

    Cheers
    Stephen

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    1. Glad you find this set appealing, Stephen.
      It is a great listen.
      Cheers.

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