Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I ♥ NY Punk!

November's issue of Brit rock mag Mojo came with a great free CD entitled I ♥ NY Punk! . The issue takes an in depth look at the fertile musical breeding grounds that was NYC in the late '70s, particularly focusing on The Ramones. The accompanying CD is a veritable who's-who of the scene, and is also pretty wide in scope. It starts with glam punkers like the New York Dolls and runs from a bit of new wave right up to the post-punk scene. Being (overly?) fond of that particular style of the genre you must know that the tunes I offer will be of that ilk, and you are correct. Enjoy the chunky, driving punk funk rhythms of the Bush Tetras' Cowboys In Africa, and the laid back, seedy, smack addled jazz skronk of James Chance & The Distortions' King Heroin - notable for featuring the horn talents of the Bowie brothers who later went on to form Defunkt. A fine compilation.

1 New York Dolls - Trash
2 Wayne County & The Electric Chairs - Fuck Off
3 Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds
4 Mink DeVille - She's So Tough
5 Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Going Going Gone
6 The Real Kids - All Kindsa Girls
7 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Chinese Rocks
8 Bush Tetras - Cowboys In Africa
9 Destroy All Monsters - Bored
10 Suicide - Keep Your Dreams (Live)
11 The Dictators - The Next Big Thing
12 Television - See No Evil
13 Bad Brains - Sailin' On
14 The Stimulators - Loud And Fast Rules
15 James Chance & The Distortions - King Heroin

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