Thursday, May 10, 2012
A COMPILATION CD THAT COULD PASS FOR A PUNK MIX TAPE
In the days when all you had was a CD player in the car and you couldn't burn your own CDs via a PC (young folk don't know how lucky they are!!), it was well worth trying to pick up some bargain-priced compilations to shoe on to help pass long journeys. With me never having passed my driving test I was fully responsible for the in-car entertainment and navigation systems (I was the human equivalent of a Tom-Tom) while Mrs V got us from A to B in record time (so much so that one day the speed cops got her on the motorway not far from Bolton).
One CD that usually found its way onto the system at some point was this 1991 compilation on Telstar Records. 18 reasonably good new wave tracks for the most part rather than genuine punk classics. All that is really missing is The Clash.
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
The Damned - Neat Neat Neat
Bow Wow Wow - C30, C60, C90 GO
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
Sham 69 - Hersham Boys
999 - Emergency
The Stranglers - No More Heroes
The Jam - The Eton Rifles
Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds
Buzcocks - Orgasm Addict
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (live)
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
Department S - Is Vic There?
Jilted John - Jilted John
Looks a bit like a modern-day Radio 2 playlist mind you.........
Here's the Pistols as they sounded in 1976:-
mp3 : Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (live)
While here's one of the lesser known tracks:-
mp3 : 999 - Emergency
Takes me back to when I was a precocious brat more than 30 years ago. Some would say I haven't changed all that much. Certainly not in terms of the type of music I like. But that's really I suppose what TVV is all about.