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

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