NOW Thats What I Call Punk & New Wave

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NOW Music proudly presents NOW That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave – a collection encapsulating the spirit of the times, and of the movement that changed the course of mainstream pop music.

34 tracks across 2 LPs, present the era’s most iconic artists, including The Clash, Blondie, Ramones, U2, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Adam & The Ants, The Jam and The Cure.

‘London Calling’ by The Clash, and The Undertones’ breakthrough hit ‘Teenage Kicks’, kick off the first LP – alongside classics from The Stranglers, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Ramones.

The late 70s and early 80s saw an explosion of punk and new wave groups and artists moving from the underground to mainstream chart success. No.1s from The Jam with ‘Going Underground’, ‘Brass In Pocket’ by Pretenders, The Boomtown Rats’ ‘Rat Trap’, Dexys Midnight Runners’ ‘Geno’, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads’ ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ are all here, as well as top 5 hits from Squeeze, Tom Robinson Band and Patti Smith.

The genre also gave the first crossover success for bands that became the biggest acts in music during the late 70s and early 80s, including The Police, U2, The Cure, Blondie, all featured – along with Adam & The Ants’ ‘Dog Eat Dog’ from their breakthrough album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’.

True unique masterpieces of song-writing and performance that sound as fresh today as they did then include Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’, The Members’ ‘Sound Of The Suburbs’, Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and ‘Rock Lobster’ from The B-52’s.

Brilliant covers flooded the charts – bringing new arrangements and different perspectives to established tracks, including ‘Money’ by The Flying Lizards, and Blondie’s ‘Hanging On The Telephone’.

A fantastic collection of unique tracks that summarize an incredible time for music.

Tracklist

LP 1 SIDE A

The Clash – London Calling
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
The Stranglers – No More Heroes
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
The Rezillos – Top Of The Pops
Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
The Members – Sound Of The Suburbs
The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life

LP 1 SIDE B

The Jam – Going Underground
The Police – Can’t Stand Losing You
The Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
Pretenders – Brass In Pocket
X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
Jilted John – Jilted John

LP 2 SIDE A

The B-52’s – Rock Lobster
Devo – Whip It
The Flying Lizards – Money
Squeeze – Cool For Cats
XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Patti Smith – Because The Night

LP 2 SIDE B

U2 – I Will Follow
Skids – Into The Valley
Adam & The Ants – Dog Eat Dog
Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Martha And The Muffins – Echo Beach
The Cure – A Forest
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

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