Various ‎– Punk Legends - The American Roots

Jungle Records ‎– FREUD CD 056
CD, Compilation

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1 Wayne County And The Back Street Boys Max's Kansas City
Producer – Bob Orlando*, Wayne County And The Back Street BoysWritten-By – Wynbrandt*, Wynbrandt*, County*
2 Iggy And The Stooges* I Got A Right
Written-By – Pop*, Williamson*
3 MC5 Kick Out The Jams
Written-By – Thompson*, Smith*, Davis*, Tyner*, Kramer*
4 New York Dolls Personality Crisis
Written-By – Johansen*, Thunders*
5 Ramones Judy Is A Punk
Written-By – Ramone*, Ramone*, Ramone*, Ramone*
6 Pere Ubu Final Solution
Written-By – Bell*, Taylor*, Thomas*, Laughter*, Krauss*, Wright*, Herman*
7 Suicide Ghost Rider
Producer – SuicideWritten-By – Vega*, Rev*
8 The Heartbreakers (2) Blank Generation
Mixed By – Richard HellWritten-By – R. Meyers*
9 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers* Let Go
Written-By – Nolan*, Thunders*
10 The Dead Boys Sonic Reducer
Written-By – Chrome*, Thomas*, Magnum*, Zero*, Blitz*, Bators*
11 Iggy And The Stooges* Gimme Some Skin
Written-By – Pop*, Williamson*
12 The Flamin' Groovies Slow Death
Written-By – Jordan*, Loney*
13 Wayne County And The Back Street Boys Flip Your Wig
Producer – Bob Orlando*, Wayne County And The Back Street BoysWritten-By – County*
14 The Heartbreakers (2) Get Off The Phone
Written-By – Nolan*, Lure*
15 Gang War Courageous Cat (Live)
Written-By – Kane*, Thunders*, Sylvain*
16 The Dictators Next Big Thing (Live)
Written-By – Andy Shernoff
17 Suicide Rocket USA (Live)
Recorded By – Peter CrowleyWritten-By – Vega*, Rev*

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"A 'Best Of' all the original U.S. pioneering punks - includes many rare & exclusive versions!"

Tracks 1& 13: From Max's Kansas City 1976. Artist listed as "Wayne County". Wayne Vernoy Rogers. Produced by Wayne County & Bob Orlando, with The Back Street Boys: Greg Van Cook, Elliot Michaels, Jett "Bingo" Harris. Licensed courtesy of R.O.I.R. (p) 1976 Ram Records.

2 & 11: Studio 1972. 2: James Osterberg Music/Straight James Music/EMI Virgin Music. Rcorded in London. Licensed courtesy of Skydog International. (p) Siamese Records/Skydog International 1977. 11: James Osterberg Music/Straight James Music/Bug Music Ltd. Rcorded in London. Licensed courtesy of Skydog International. (p) Siamese Records/Skydog International 1977

3: Studio recording March 1972. Warner Chappell Music Ltd. Recorded at H(rouville Castle Studio with Rob Tyner, Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer, Steev Moorhouse & Dennis Thompson. Licensed courtesy of Skydog International. (p) Skydog International.

4: Remastered studio demo 1973. EMI Songs Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Skydog International. (p) Marc Zermati.

5: 1976 pre-Sire demo version, previously unreleased in UK. Warner Chappell Music Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Marty Thau. (p) 198x Red Star Records

6: Original 1976 single. EMI Virgin Music. With Crocus Behemoth (David Thomas), Tim Wright, Peter Laughner, Tom Herman, Dave Taylor, scott Krauss. Licensed courtesy of CookingVinyl Records. (p) 1976 Ubu Projex.

7: Previously unreleased 1976 studio version (Suicide Studio, NYC). Revega Music Co/Stanphyl Music Inc./Warner Chappell Music. Licensed courtesy of Suicide. (p) 1997 Jungle records.

8: Previously unreleased 1976 studio recording. Artist listed as "Richard Hell w/ Heartbreakers". Doraflo Music Inc./Quick Fix Music Inc./Warner Chappell Music.

9: Essex Studios demo, 20-22nd Feb '77. Virgin Music/JungleMusic. From the "Vintage '77" 12" EP, first time on CD. (p) 1983 Jungle Records.

10: Stiv-preferred 'raw mix' version. Very first version recorded NYC 1977. Warner Chappell MusicLtd. Licensed courtesy of Who Put The Bomp? Records. (p) Necro Records.

12: The Skydog French single (10" single "Grease"). Copyright Control/Bug Music Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Skydog International. (p) 1974 Skydog International.

14: Previously unreleased Olympic Studios mix, 1977 (5/16/77). From the sessions for"L.A.M.F. - the lost '77 mixes", FREUD CD 044. Artist listed as "Walter Lure w/ Heartbreakers". Jungle Music. (p) Jungle Records 1997.

15: Recorded live in Toronto with Wayne Kramer & Johnny Thunders. Copyright Control. Licensed courtesy of Skydog International. (p) Marc Zermati.

16: Mixing desk reunion recording "Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take A Joke" ROIR A102. Sure Enough Tunes. Licensed courtesy of ROIR Records Inc. (p) 1981 ROIR Records Inc.

17: Live at Max's in 1976. From the limited edition vinyl album "Max's Kansas City Presents: New Wave Hits The 80's" (MKC 19801). recorde by Peter Crowley. Revega Music Co/Stamphyl MusicInc./Warner Chappell Music Inc. Licensed courtesy of Suicide. (p) 1980 Ram Records.

On the printed tracklisting, tracks 13 and 14 are switched.

Design by Mutiny 0171 387 6211.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5013145205624
  • Matrix / Runout: FREUDCD056 01 5 MADE IN UK BY UNIVERSAL M&L
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04F7
  • Label Code: LC 9308

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