Various Artist – 1977 – The Year Punk Broke, Various Artists, 3CD Boxset

Various Artist – 1977 – The Year Punk Broke, Various Artists, 3CD Boxset

27th May 2019 0 By John Deaux

I know there’s going to be a few of you out there, who like me, was thinking ‘Why do we need yet another punk compilation that features the same old same old?’ The answer is simple, we don’t. BUT, that’s not what this box set is.

Yes you get the obvious tracks such as X-Ray Spex Oh Bondage, Up Yours, Boredom, from The Buzzcocks and for some strange reason (I have no idea why as I’ve NEVER associated this track with punk) Tom Robinson Band 2.4.6.8. Motorway.

However you get more obscure and forgotten gems like, Defiant Pose by The Cortinas, Sham 69s Red London and Fascist Pigs from The Nosebleeds, just to name a few. I must mention that even MOTORHEAD make an appearance in this set. The metal band that punks loved. Let’s be honest, Motorhead DESERVE to be on this compilation. They were the only metal band punks were legitimately allowed to like

 

I was pleasantly surprised by this collection of punk tunes, not just because it’s sensibly priced (£17.99 at the time of writing) but the sheer quality of not just the box but also the sleeve notes and band biographies. This triple threat box set is a must have. 87 tracks in total with plenty of music to really piss off your neighbors this summer.

Score 8/10

TRACKLIST

DISC ONE

1. BOREDOM – Buzzcocks

2. LONDON LADY – The Stranglers

3. GATECRASHER – The Gorillas

4. NEAT NEAT NEAT –

The Damned

5. CAPALDI’S CAFÉ – Deaf School

6. BAD TIME – The Vibrators

7. I DON’T CARE – The Boys

8. AWAY FROM THE NUMBERS – The Jam

9. BORN TO LOSE –

The Heartbreakers

10. THINKIN’ OF THE U.S.A. – Eater

11. ON THE EDGE – The Outsiders

12. SICK OF YOU – The Users

13. YOU REALLY GOT ME – Chartreuse

14. I WANNA BE FREE – The Rings

15. MAN OF THE YEAR – Models

16. PETER AND THE PETS –

The Only Ones

17. MOTORHEAD – Motorhead

18. MONY MONY –

Celia And The Mutations

19. RUNNIN’ RIOT – Cock Sparrer

20. I NEED YOU –

The Count Bishops

21. LET’S GO – Blitzkrieg Bop

22. NAIVE – The Killjoys

23. INCENDIARY DEVICE –

Johnny Moped

24. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN –

The Rezillos

25. NO RUSSIANS IN RUSSIA –

Radio Stars

26. FASCIST PIGS – The Nosebleeds

27. JUBILEE ’77 – The Exile

DISC TWO

1. LOOKIN’ AFTER NO. 1-

The Boomtown Rats

2. WHOLE WIDE WORLD – Wreckless Eric

3. I CAN’T COME – The Snivelling Shits

4. WHERE HAVE ALL THE BOOT BOYS GONE – Slaughter & The Dogs

5. FOR ADOLFS ONLY – The Valves

6. BULLETIN – Doctors Of Madness

7. DAY BY DAY – Generation X

8. TELEVISION VIEWER – The Vacants

9. KILL – Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias

10. YOU CAN’T ROCK AND ROLL (IN A COUNCIL FLAT) – Puncture

11. ENEMIES – Radiators From Space

12. JUST WANT TO BE MYSELF (7” Version) – The Drones

13. RED LONDON – Sham 69

14. DERANGED DEMENTED AND FREE – P.V.C.2

15. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! –

X-Ray Spex

16. 2-4-6-8 MOTORWAY –

Tom Robinson Band

17. NASTY, NASTY – 999

18. ROCKWROK – Ultravox!

19. FAMILY PLANNING – The Depressions

20. RADIO FUN – Zeros

21. POOL HALL PUNKS – Tyla Gang

22. KLEAN LIVING KIDS – The Stukas

23. FREAK SHOW – The Lurkers

24. HOLD MY HAND – Jerks

25. BLEAK OUTLOOK – The Unwanted

26. BLOOD ON THE WALL – Some Chicken

27. INSANE SOCIETY – Menace

28. DRAB CITY – The Features

29. BACK TO THE WALL – Spider

30. JUST ANOTHER TEENAGE ANTHEM – New Hearts

31. (YOU KEEP ON TELLIN’ ME) LIES –

The Pleasers

DISC THREE

1. INNOCENTS – John Cooper Clarke

2. HOW MUCH LONGER –

Alternative TV

3. SHE MADE MAGIC – The Wasps

4. REGULATIONS – Neon Hearts

5. NEW YORK SHUFFLE –

Graham Parker & The Rumour

6. TRASH – The Doll

7. AIN’T NO LEGEND – Maniacs

8. IN MY LOVE FOR YOU –

Satan’s Rats

9. POLICE CAR – Larry Wallis

10. QUIT THIS TOWN –

Eddie & The Hot Rods

11. DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS – The Now

12. HIGH RISE LIVING – Chelsea

13. ARABS IN ‘ARRODS – Art Attacks

14. PRIORITIES – Trash

15. DYNAMO – The Method

16. NAIVE – Public Zone

17. JAILBAIT – Left Hand Drive

18. RIPPED AND TORN – Swell Maps

19. I CAN SEE YOU –

Acme Sewage Co.

20. FIRST MISTAKE – The Rats

21. NATTY PUNKO – Brainiac Five

22. DEFIANT POSE – The Cortinas

23. HELP I’M TRAPPED –

The Carpettes

24. TELL ME THE TRUTH (Live At The Vortex) – NEO

25. RAPED – Raped

26. FLIES – Fruit Eating Bears

27. RU12 – Hobbies Of Today

28. LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE –

Drug Squad

29. I’M A PUNK –

Norman And The Hooligans

Label

Cherry Red

Release Date 

28th June 2019

To purchase this immense box set, click HERE

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