Various ‎– The Sire Machine Turns You Up

Sire ‎– SMP1
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A1: From the album "Rocket to Russia"
A2: From the album "Paley Brothers"
A3: Previously unreleased track
A4: From the album "Escape from Babylon"
A5: From the album "DMZ"
A6: From the album "We Have Come For Your Children"
A7: From the EP "Teenage Kicks"
B1: From the album "Shake Some Action"
B2: Previously unreleased track
B3: From the single "Hey Joe/Piss Factory"
B4: From the album "Radios Appear"
B5: From the album "Tuff Darts" (Producer Bob Clearmountain misprinted as Lance Clearmountain)
B6: From the album "Blank Generation"
B7: From the album "Can't Stand The Rezillos"

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched): S-1 SMP 1 B2 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): S-1 SMP 1 A2 EG

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August 12, 2018
A companion album to Various - New Wave 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 Undertones and The Rezillos from the UK. Throw in some power pop and a reggae song ... and it was quite a good selection. Can't remember anything about The Squares at all, who were they?


June 1, 2017
I may be the last person on earth to figure this out, but this LP's title and cover art is a play on the 1969 compilation "The Rock Machine Turns You On".


September 11, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
My copy of this album has the same catalogue number but omits The Undertones' True Confessions. There is also no mention of this track on the album sleeve.