Editor's Rating

Just about all you need at this time of the year, with this comprehensive box set of independent punk records.

9
Cherry Red\`

A cracker of a new 4CD Box Set released for the 40th anniversary of Punk.
Not that the anniversary should swing you into buying this, if it had come out in the last 20 years it should still be in your CD collection. There have been a few Punk Compilations over the years, some poor mainstream ones and a few good ones The Punk 45`s from Soul Jazz Records and the 1234 Box Set , but this in my mind is the best so far.
Of course you have some class acts on here The Damned, The Rezillos, Stiff Little Fingers and the Ruts, just pulling a few of the bigger names out, but where it gets good is the smaller label stuff, the crossover punk to post punk tracks, it’s a real snapshot of what was in the box at the Independent shop I frequented in those years.
Puncture`s Mucky Pup sounds great digitally, as does The killjoys Johnny Wont Get To Heaven, and I forgotten how good a band The Flys actually were, and this is only CD1…
CD 2, delves in and out again, The Boys who I saw supporting The Jam, plus The Nipple Erecters, and Tubeway Army`s class tune That’s Too Bad.
As I roll into CD 3, The Fall, Leyton Buzzards, Chelsea, The Hollywood Brats and ATV are the standout tracks, and as you move to CD 4 the quality remains with The Ants first single Zerox, and some latter 79 slightly less known but still great tracks inc The Addicts and Fatal Microbes.
The Set comes in a long box and has a great booklet along with the 111 tracks you cant go wrong.

9/10
Leggy Mountbatten

DISC ONE:
1. THE DAMNED – New Rose
2. EATER – Outside View
3. THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE – Television Screen
4. THE CORTINAS – Fascist Dictator
5. THE DRONES – Lookalikes
6. THE LURKERS – Shadow
7. THE REZILLOS – I Can’t Stand My Baby
8. 999 – I’m Alive
9. JOHNNY MOPED – No One
10. SHAM 69 – I Don’t Wanna
11. PUNCTURE – Mucky Pup
12. THE SNIVELLING SHITS – Terminal Stupid
13. THE VACANTS – Worthless Trash
14. THE ZEROS – Hungry
15. MANIACS – Chelsea 77
16. THE OUTSIDERS – One To Infinity
17. THE KILLJOYS – Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven
18. JOHNNY AND THE SELF ABUSERS – Saints And Sinners
19. THE UNWANTED – Withdrawal
20. THE WASPS – Teenage Treats
21. THE PIGS – Youthanasia
22. LOCKJAW – Radio Call Sign
23. NEON HEARTS – Venus Eccentric
24. JERKS – Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me
25. THE PANIK – Modern Politics
26. SOME CHICKEN – New Religion
27. THE CARPETTES – Radio Wunderbar
28. THE FLYS – Love And A Molotov Cocktail
29. ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS – Gobbing On Life
30. THE ONLY ONES – Lovers Of Today
31. SUSPECTS – Nothing To Declare (Live at The Vortex)

DISC TWO:
1. SWELL MAPS – Read About Seymour
2. PATRIK FITZGERALD – Safety-Pin Stuck In My Heart
3. THE BOYS – No Leaders (Demo)
4. THE STOAT – Office Girl
5. ACME SEWAGE CO. – I Don’t Need You
6. V2 – Speed Freak
7. BAZOOMIS – Give It All To Me
8. RAPED – Moving Target
9. BIG G – I Hate The Whole Human Race
10. SUBS – Gimme Your Heart
11. TUBEWAY ARMY – That’s Too Bad
12. THE XTRAVERTS – Blank Generation
13. FRUIT EATING BEARS – Door In My Face
14. FRONT – System
15. SATAN’S RATS – You Make Me Sick
16. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – Suspect Device
17. MENACE – G.L.C.
18. THE DYAKS – Gutter Kids
19. SKIDS – Reasons
20. RUDI – Big Time
21. THE ART ATTACKS – I Am A Dalek
22. BEARS – On Me
23. ‘O’ LEVEL – Pseudo Punk
24. THE MEMBERS – Solitary Confinement
25. NIPPLE ERECTORS – King Of The Bop
26. ANGELIC UPSTARTS – The Murder Of Liddle Towers
27. MEAN STREET – Bunch Of Stiffs (Live at The Vortex)

DISC THREE:
1. ALTERNATIVE TV – Action Time Vision
2. SOCIAL SECURITY – I Don’t Want My Heart To Rule My Head
3. THE TIGHTS – Bad Hearts
4. RIFF RAFF – Cosmonaut
5. THE DOLE – New Wave Love
6. JOY DIVISION – Failures
7. LEYTON BUZZARDS – 19 And Mad
8. DEMON PREACHER – Little Miss Perfect
9. THE OUTCASTS – Just Another Teenage Rebel
10. THE FALL – Psycho Mafia
11. CHELSEA – Urban Kids
12. PROTEX – Don’t Ring Me Up
13. THE CRAVATS – Gordon
14. HORRORCOMIC – England ’77
15. U.K. SUBS – C.I.D.
16. SPIZZOIL 6,000 – Crazy
17. THE DODGEMS – I Don’t Care (Full Version)
18. THE USERS – Kicks In Style
19. PETER AND TEST TUBE BABIES – Elvis Is Dead
20. THE RUTS – In A Rut
21. DISCO ZOMBIES – Drums Over London
22. NICKY & THE DOTS – Never Been So Stuck
23. THE SHAPES – Wot’s For Lunch Mum ? (Not B****s Again!)
24. NO WAY – Breaking Point
25. THE WALL – New Way
26. THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS – Sick On You

DISC FOUR:
1. ADAM AND THE ANTS – Zerox
2. NOTSENSIBLES – Death To Disco
3. THE VICE CREEMS – Danger Love
4. MURDER THE DISTURBED – D.N.A.
5. COCKNEY REJECTS – Flares ‘N’ Slippers
6. PSYKIK VOLTS – Totally Useless
7. THE MOLESTERS – The End Of Civilisation
8. THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS -Hypocrite
9. PURE HELL – These Boots Are Made For Walking
10. FIRE EXIT – Timewall
11. THE PACK – King Of Kings
12. STEROID KIDDIES – Dumb Dumb
13. ENGLISH SUBTITLES – Time Tunnel
14. THE PROLES – Soft Ground
15. THE ADICTS – Easy Way Out
16. THE DARK – My Friends
17. WOODY & THE SPLINTERS – I Must Be Mad
18. VICTIM – Why Are Fire Engines Red
19. THE X-CERTS – Anthem
20. F-X – Slag
21. THE RIVALS – Future Rights
22. SILENT NOISE – I’ve Been Hurt (So Many Times Before)
23. VICE SQUAD – Nothing
24. THE PREFECTS – Things In General
25. THE LICKS – 1970’s Have Been Made In Hong Kong
26. FATAL MICROBES – Violence Grows
27. POISON GIRLS – Under The Doctor