Various ‎– New Wave

Vertigo ‎– 6300 902
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): 6300902 1Y//2∇420 03 11 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): 6300902 2Y/1-11 8

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6300 902 Various New Wave(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6300 902 France 1977 Sell This Version
6300 903 Various New Wave(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6300 903 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
6436 079 Various New Wave(LP, Comp) Philips 6436 079 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
RJ 7297 Various New Wave(LP, Comp) Vertigo RJ 7297 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
6300 278 Various New Wave(LP, Comp) Philips 6300 278 Germany 1977 Sell This Version



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August 13, 2018
edited 4 months ago

A companion album to Various - The Sire Machine Turns You Up, which came out at around the same time. Two different labels but sharing some of the same artists. (Ramones, Patti Smith, Dead Boys, Richard Hell & Faming Groovies appear on both). Never quite figured why that was.

Money was tight around 1978 so these two samplers served an important purpose.
It was great to hear The Ramones, Dead Boys, Richard Hell and Patti Smith from the US axis.... plus The Damned from the UK.
Like the Sire comp it's got a rare Patti Smith track on there and that has stood the test of time I think.

You've got your token Aussie band, an RnB French outfit and an earlier 70s, but influential, throw-back (Dolls).
Some of it's unessential, but in those days we took what we could get.
Those 'punks' on the back sleeve always looked a bit suspect to me. Did they come from central casting?