Various ‎– The Akron Compilation

Stiff Records ‎– GET 3
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Jane Aire & The Belvederes* When I Was Young
Producer – Sternberg*, Dailey*Written-By – Liam Sternberg
A2 Tin Huey Chinese Circus
Producer – Tin HueyWritten-By – Harvey Gold, Mike Aylward*
A3 Rachel Sweet Truckstop Queen
Producer – Liam SternbergWritten-By – Pietro Nardini*
A4 The Bizarros* Nova
Producer – Nick NicholisWritten-By – Nick Nicholis, Terry Walker
A5 The Waitresses The Comb
Written-By, Producer – Chris Butler
A6 Rubber City Rebels Rubber City Rebels
Written-By, Producer – Rubber City Rebels
B1 The Waitresses Slide
Written-By, Producer – Chris Butler
B2 Jane Aire & The Belvederes* I'm An Actress
Written-By, Producer – Liam Sternberg
B3 Sniper (11) Love Is Making Me Bleed
Producer – Charles Dailey*Written-By – Seaward Thomas Davis III
B4 Idiots Convention Mephistopheles' Passion
Producer – Sternberg*, Dailey*Written-By – Marty Block
B5 Rachel Sweet Tourist Boys
Producer – Sternberg*, Dailey*Written-By – Pietro Nardini*
B6 Terraplane (3) A Beer And A Cigarette
Producer – Liam SternbergWritten-By – Ted Harris (2)
B7 Chi Pig* Apu-Api (Help Me)
Written-By, Producer – Debbie Smith*, Sue Schmidt*
B8 The Waitresses Clones
Written-By, Producer – Chris Butler

Companies, etc.



The Rubber City Rebels appear thru' the courtesy of Sire Records.

Released with a printed inner sleeve.

The Tyre section on the cover is scratch and sniff and smells of burning rubber.

Street Music Ltd. except A4: Fleshtunes, A6: Copyright Control, B7: Shemusic

Track B8 is not listed on the sleeve or labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): SIDE ' A ' TIRE SIDE - YELLOW LABEL S-5 GET 3 A₂ E.G.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): SIDE ' B ' - PLATESIDE - BLACK AND WHITE LABEL S-9 GET 3 B₂

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GET 3, SRL 910.034 Various The Akron Compilation(LP, Album, Comp) Stiff Records, Stiff Records GET 3, SRL 910.034 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
6.23538, GET 3 Various The Akron Compilation(LP, Album, Comp, RE, Blu) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 6.23538, GET 3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
GET 3 Various The Akron Compilation(LP, Comp, TP) Stiff Records GET 3 UK 1978 Sell This Version
GET 3 Various The Akron Compilation(LP, Comp) Stiff Records GET 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
6.23538 BL, GET 3 Various The Akron Compilation(LP, Album, Comp, RE, Gre) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 6.23538 BL, GET 3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version


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September 6, 2016
Rachel Sweet's "Truckstop Queen" is one of my favorites of all time. Jane Aire & The Belvederes are great too. The women's contributions to the N. Ohio late '70s scene are definitely shortchanged. My copy getting a little beat, but the scratch and sniff cover still reeks.


January 3, 2013
still smell the Rubber! after all these Years! if u likes sweet smell of bananas, don't BUYIT! is for real Truckers!


June 12, 2008
Oh yes... if you grew up in Ohio in the 70s (and 80s) this is the compilation for you. If you scratched the tire on the cover with your fingernail it smelled of burnt rubber (no kidding!). My copy went with a girlfriend years ago (sob)... or maybe my brother (an old punk's brain gets fuzzy after twenty years). ANYWAY - most everything is worth listening to on this LP: most importantly Chi Pig, Rachel Sweet, The Waitresses, and Tin Heuy. A choice LP full of Akron's least known (except for Sweet and - ugh- The Rubber City Rebels) punk and "new wave" bands. Yes, there were other folks than DEVO that came out of The Rubber City. A much desired LP by any rock fan!