Various ‎– Punk And New Wave

Time Life Music ‎– SOD-30, Warner Special Products ‎– OPCD-2689
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1 Sex Pistols Anarchy In The U.K. 3:33
2 Iggy And The Stooges* Search And Destroy 3:26
3 Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop 2:14
4 The Jam The Modern World 2:34
5 Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation 2:44
6 Television See No Evil 3:52
7 Patti Smith Gloria 5:53
8 The Modern Lovers Roadrunner 4:07
9 The B-52's Rock Lobster 4:38
10 The Cramps Human Fly 2:15
11 Nick Lowe Heart Of The City 2:03
12 Elvis Costello Radio, Radio 3:08
13 Dave Edmunds I Knew The Bride 2:57
14 Big Star Thank You Friends 3:06
15 Blondie X Offender 3:10
16 Ian Dury And The Blockheads Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 3:12
17 Talking Heads Psycho Killer 4:22
18 Devo Jocko Homo 3:22
19 Pere Ubu The Modern Dance 3:32
20 The Dead Boys Sonic Reducer 3:07
21 Roky Erickson And The Aliens Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer) 3:33

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February 25, 2016
I have this compilation on cassette, should I add a listing for it or does one exist that I missed?


October 18, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Warner's Time Life series Sounds of the Seventies is a well-thought out set of CD releases. This edition, Punk and New Wave is no exception. The selections are pretty amazing and some very essential tracks have been carefully chosen here. This came out in a virtual tsunami of 'history of Punk' compilations, in the wake of Grunge's mainstream success and St. Cobain's characteristic name-dropping of his influences.
While many of those aforementioned comps contained some of the necessary and unavoidable staples (Ramones, Sex Pistols, Iggy And The Stooges) this one also includes some things that the Green Day generation may not be aware of or think of as New Wave or Punk, such as Nick Lowe or Big Star (who hadn't gotten their second life in reissue heaven yet).
It also contains single versions of oft-heard songs, where possible (B-52s and Devo), rather than LP cuts.
One weird inclusion (while great) is the Roky Erickson track.

For some reason, whenever I listen to this CD, I feel like Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. Not actual Lester Bangs - but the portrayal of him by Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the film.
Plays 'Search and Destroy'
Lester/Seymour: "WOOO HOOO!" throws record like a frisbee.
Almost Famous Kid: "Lester! You just threw an original pressing of Raw Power!"
Lester/Seymour: "Who cares kid? I'm gonna be famous when I die!" Throws a copy of Wire's Pink Flag, which didn't exist yet.
Lester/Seymour: "All these songs are going to be classics! WOO HOO!!" Sloppily cues Television's 'See No Evil' - chugs a bottle of Nyquil.