Wednesday, March 02, 2005

COVER UNLIKELY TO FEATURE NAKED LADY COVERED IN BACON: After the death of John Peel, there was quite a lot of excitement about the possibility of re-releasing Teenage Kicks as a tribute; the idea was knocked back as being "totally inappropriate" by the band's manager Andy Ferguson. Oddly, though, it's not been deemed "totally inappropriate" to re-release a limited edition version to promote a compilation album. Funny that - the post-punky compilation is called Teenage Kicks as well (not to be confused with the 2002 post-punky compilation of the same name, of course.) (Or the 1993 post-punky compilation.) (Or, come to that, the 1995 compilation or its second volume.) (Not to mention the Undertone's own compilation.)

Anyway, the line-up of this new compilation is pretty standard, but good if you don't already have most of the stuff:
* The Undertones – ‘Teenage Kicks’
* The Jam – ‘A Town Called Malice’
* Blondie – ‘Hangin’ On The Telephone’
* The Clash – ‘Rock The Casbah’
* Dexy's Midnight Runners – ‘Geno’
* Elvis Costello –‘Oliver's Army’
* Squeeze – ‘Up The Junction’
* The Boomtown Rats – ‘I Don't Like Mondays’
* The Stranglers – ‘Peaches’
* Joy Division – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
* Ian Dury & The Blockheads – ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’
* Jilted John – ‘Jilted John’
* Splodgenessabounds – ‘Two Pints of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps Please’
* Toy Dolls – ‘Nellie The Elephant’
* The Vapours – ‘Turning Japanese’
* The Damned – ‘New Rose’
* Sham 69 – ‘Hersham Boys’
* The Skids – ‘Into The Valley’
* Generation X – ‘Valley Of The Dolls’
* The Ruts – ‘Babylon's Burning’
* The Alarm – ‘68 Guns’
* The Buzzcocks – ‘Ever Fallen In Love’
* The Sex Pistols – ‘Pretty Vacant’
* The Specials – ‘Too Much Too Young’
* Madness – ‘Baggy Trousers’
* The Beat – ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’
* The Undertones – ‘My Perfect Cousin’
* XTC – ‘Senses Working Overtime’
* The Lambrettas – ‘Poison Ivy’
* Secret Affair – ‘Time For Action’
* The Teardrop Explodes – ‘Reward’
* Jo Boxers – ‘The Boxer Beat’
* The B-52s – ‘Rock Lobster’
* Jonathan Richman – ‘Roadrunner’
* The Pretenders – ‘Brass In Pocket’
* Martha & The Muffins – ‘Echo Beach’
* The Barracudas – ‘Summer Fun’
* The Members – ‘Sound Of The Suburbs’
* Sham 69 – ‘If The Kids Are United’
* Stiff Little Fingers – ‘At The Edge’
* X-Ray Spex – ‘Germ Free Adolescents’
* The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’

And, of course, it's all
available for pre-order

1 comment:

K-Diggy said...

Why why why is it always "A Town Called Malice" when a compilation throws a Jam song on?

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