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Monday, 5 September 2016

ACTION TIME VISION A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979 (December 2016)


Very excited to see that Cherry Red Records are preparing for release in December what looks like a cracking boxset featuring some of the finest Punk singles that were released on various labels between 1976-1979.

I know there always seems to be a lot of these type of albums appearing, you know like The Best Punk Album in the World, Classic Punk, Teenage Kicks etc but they, more often than not, focus their attention on Punk/New Wave tracks that usually had some chart success. What Cherry Red have done is to dig deep into the heart of singles that appeared on the early Independent labels like Stiff, Raw, Small Wonder, Good Vibrations, Rough Trade, Chiswick, Step Forward, Beggars Banquet and a host of one off labels.

Some of the artists of course went on to some bigger and better things: The Killjoys - Dexys Midnight Runners; Johnny and the Self Abusers - Simple Minds; Leyton Buzzards - Modern Romance (okay maybe that was not a case of better things!); and  The Pack - Theatre of Hate & Spear of Destiny.

Also it's quite remarkable that a good number of these bands are still today playing live and making new music with some personnel changes along the way: The Damned, The Lurkers, The Rezillos, Sham 69, The Boys, Gary Numan (Tubeway Army), Stiff Little Fingers, Skids (have got some dates coming up soon), The Members, Angelic Upstarts, New Order (Joy Division), Peter Hook & the Light (Joy Division), The Fall, Chelsea, Spizz (Spizz Energi), Ruts DC, The Wall, Adam Ant, Cockney Rejects, Kirk Brandon (Theatre of Hate and Spear of Destiny), Vice Squad and maybe a few others as well!

It's actually quite funny looking at the proposed tracklist for the album because, apart from a couple of tracks, that looked like a selection from my record collection was back between when I was 13-16 years old! Some of these I haven't heard for more than 30 years!

Below is the proposed tracklist, click on the links to listen to the songs. There's a few that I haven't been able to find a link for. Hopefully this won't spoil your enjoyment of some mighty fine tunes.

ACTION TIME VISION
A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979
 
DISC 1:
1. THE DAMNED New Rose
2. EATER Outside View
3. THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE Television Screen
4. THE CORTINAS Fascist Dictator
5. THE DRONES Lookalikes
6. THE LURKERS Shadow
7. THE REZILLOS I Can’t Stand My Baby
8. 999 I’m Alive
9. JOHNNY MOPED No One
10. SHAM 69 I Don’t Wanna
11. PUNCTURE Mucky Pup
12. THE SNIVELLING SHITS Terminal Stupid
13. THE VACANTS Worthless Trash
14. THE ZEROS Hungry
15. MANIACS Chelsea 77
16. THE OUTSIDERS One To Infinity
17. THE KILLJOYS Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven
18. JOHNNY AND THE SELF ABUSERS Saints And Sinners
19. THE UNWANTED Withdrawal
20. THE WASPS Teenage Treats
21. THE PIGS Youthanasia
22. LOCKJAW Radio Call Sign
23. NEON HEARTS Venus Eccentric
24. JERKS Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me
25. THE PANIK Modern Politics
26. SOME CHICKEN New Religion
27. THE CARPETTES Radio Wunderbar
28. THE FLYS Love And A Molotov Cocktail
29. ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS Gobbing On Life
30. THE ONLY ONES Lovers Of Today
31. SUSPECTS Nothing To Declare (Live at The Vortex) 

DISC 2:
1. SWELL MAPS Read About Seymour
2. PATRIK FITZGERALD Safety-Pin Stuck In My Heart
3. THE BOYS No Leaders (Demo)
4. THE STOAT Office Girl
5. ACME SEWAGE CO. I Don’t Need You
6. V2 Speed Freak
7. BAZOOMIS Give It All To Me
8. RAPED Moving Target
9. BIG G I Hate The Whole Human Race
10. SUBS Gimme Your Heart
11. TUBEWAY ARMY That’s Too Bad
12. THE XTRAVERTS Blank Generation
13. FRUIT EATING BEARS Door In My Face
14. FRONT System
15. SATAN’S RATS You Make Me Sick
16. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Suspect Device
17. MENACE G.L.C.
18. THE DYAKS Gutter Kids
19. SKIDS Reasons
20. RUDI Big Time
21. THE ART ATTACKS I Am A Dalek
22. BEARS On Me
23. ‘O’ LEVEL Pseudo Punk
24. THE MEMBERS Solitary Confinement
25. NIPPLE ERECTORS King Of The Bop
26. ANGELIC UPSTARTS The Murder Of Liddle Towers
27. MEAN STREET Bunch Of Stiffs (Live at The Vortex)
 
DISC 3:
1. ALTERNATIVE TV Action Time Vision
2. SOCIAL SECURITY I Don’t Want My Heart To Rule My Head
3. THE TIGHTS Bad Hearts
4. RIFF RAFF I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut
5. THE DOLE New Wave Love
6. JOY DIVISION Failures
7. LEYTON BUZZARDS 19 And Mad
8. DEMON PREACHER Little Miss Perfect
9. THE OUTCASTS Just Another Teenage Rebel
10. THE FALL Psycho Mafia
11. CHELSEA Urban Kids
12. PROTEX Don’t Ring Me Up
13. THE CRAVATS Gordon
14. HORRORCOMIC England ’77
15. U.K. SUBS C.I.D.
16. SPIZZOIL 6,000 Crazy
17. THE DODGEMS I Don’t Care (Full Version)
18. THE USERS Kicks In Style
19. PETER AND TEST TUBE BABIES Elvis Is Dead
20. THE RUTS In A Rut
21. DISCO ZOMBIES Drums Over London
22. NICKY & THE DOTS Never Been So Stuck
23. THE SHAPES Wot’s For Lunch Mum ? (Not B****s Again!)
24. NO WAY Breaking Point
25. THE WALL New Way
26. THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS Sick On You 

DISC 4:
1. ADAM AND THE ANTS Zerox
2. NOTSENSIBLES Death To Disco
3. THE VICE CREEMS Danger Love
4. MURDER THE DISTURBED D.N.A.
5. COCKNEY REJECTS Flares ‘N’ Slippers
6. PSYKIK VOLTS Totally Useless
7. THE MOLESTERS The End Of Civilisation
8. THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS Hypocrite
9. PURE HELL These Boots Are Made For Walking
10. FIRE EXIT Time Wall
11. THE PACK King Of Kings
12. STEROID KIDDIES Dumb Dumb
13. ENGLISH SUBTITLES Time Tunnel
14. THE PROLES Soft Ground
15. THE ADICTS Easy Way Out
16. THE DARK My Friends
17. WOODY & THE SPLINTERS I Must Be Mad
18. VICTIM Why Are Fire Engines Red
19. THE X-CERTS Anthem
20. F-X Slag
21. THE RIVALS Future Rights
22. SILENT NOISE I’ve Been Hurt (So Many Times Before)
23. VICE SQUAD Nothing
24. THE PREFECTS Things In General
25. THE LICKS 1970’s Have Been Made In Hong Kong
26. FATAL MICROBES Violence Grows
27. POISON GIRLS Under The Doctor

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