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NOW That’s 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.

89 tracks across 4 CDs, present the era’s most iconic artists, including The Clash, Blondie, Ramones, U2, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Adam & The Ants, The Jam and The Cure.

‘London Calling’ by The Clash, The Undertones’ breakthrough hit ‘Teenage Kicks’, and Buzzcocks ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)’, kick off the first disc - 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, Lene Lovich, Joe Jackson 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 two tracks from Adam & The Ants’ breakthrough album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, with the title track and ‘Dog Eat Dog’.

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 The Slits’ cover of the Motown classic 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Money’ by The Flying Lizards, Blondie’s ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ and ‘Denis’, and ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ by The Tourists.

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

TRACK LISTING

CD Tracklist:
CD 1
1. The Clash - London Calling
2. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
3. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
4. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
5. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
6. The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
7. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
8. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
9. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
10. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
11. The Damned - Love Song
12. Skids - Into The Valley
13. XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
14. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
15. Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
16. Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
17. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
18. Jags - Back Of My Hand
19. Secret Affair - Time For Action
20. The Motors - Airport
21. The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
22. Patti Smith - Because The Night
CD 2
1. The Jam - Going Underground
2. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
3. The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
4. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
5. Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
6. Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
7. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
8. Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
9. Toyah – Ieya
10. Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
11. Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country
12. Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
13. Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
14. Generation X - King Rocker
15. Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol
16. The Barracudas - Summer Fun
17. The Piranhas – Tom Hark
18. Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
19. The Vibrators - Automatic Lover
20. Department S - Is Vic There?
21. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
22. Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
23. Yellow Dog - Just One More Night
CD 3
1. The B-52's - Rock Lobster
2. Devo - Whip It
3. The Flying Lizards – Money
4. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
5. The Cure - A Forest
6. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
7. Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls
8. The Regents - 7 Teen
9. Squeeze - Up The Junction
10. The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
11. Split Enz - I Got You
12. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
13. Simple Minds - Love Song
14. Ultravox! - Rockwrok
15. Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
16. Grace Jones - Private Life
17. The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
18. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste
19. Rich Kids - Rich Kids
20. Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces
21. The Dickies - Banana Splits
22. Jilted John - Jilted John
CD 4
1. U2 - I Will Follow
2. The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
3. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
4. The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
5. X-Ray Spex - Identity
6. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Christine
7. The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
8. Ramones - Baby, I Love You
9. Blondie - Denis
10. Pretenders - Kid
11. The Stranglers - Duchess
12. The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
13. Adam & The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier
14. Bow Wow Wow - C30 C60 C90 Go
15. Public Image Limited - Public Image
16. Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
17. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
18. The Knack - My Sharona
19. Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
20. Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
21. The Vapors - Turning Japanese
22. Toy Dolls - Nellie The Elephant

Vinyl Tracklist:
LP 1 SIDE A
1. The Clash - London Calling
2. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
3. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
4. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
5. The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
6. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
7. The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
8. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
9. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
LP 1 SIDE B
1. The Jam - Going Underground
2. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
3. The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
4. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
5. Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
6. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
7. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
8. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
9. Jilted John - Jilted John
LP 2 SIDE A
1. The B-52's - Rock Lobster
2. Devo - Whip It
3. The Flying Lizards - Money
4. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
5. XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
6. Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
7. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
8. Patti Smith - Because The Night
LP 2 SIDE B
1. U2 – I Will Follow
2. Skids - Into The Valley
3. Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
4. Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
5. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
6. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
7. The Cure - A Forest
8. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

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