Opening track from their third album 'A Different Kind Of Tension'. Every bit as good as the preceding two.
2. UPROAR - 'Nothing Can Stop You' - Volume 7" - UK - 1984
This wonderful track is from their third E.P. The recording is a little hollow but the song shines through. Realise your potential folks.
3. STEVIE STILETTO - 'Girls Like You' - Demo - USA - 1984
OK, so it may not be the actual title, but so great is this demo that it's going on regardless. And there's more like it to follow.
4. THE GROOVIES - 'I Wanna Be A Spy (For The FBI) - Jupiter LP - Germany - 1981
This lot must have been around 12 years old when they recorded this, but they clearly should have been bigger than the Hansons!
5. JOHNNY DuCANN - 'Where's The Show?' - Arista 7" - UK - 1977
This bloke meanwhile had already been in many bands throughout the '60s and '70s, including the mighty Atomic Rooster, before releasing 3 decent singles under his own name from '77 - '79. This was the middle one.
6. THE BUZZCOCKS - 'You Know You Can't Help It' - United Artists LP - UK - 1979
Another track from 'A Different Kind Of Tension' with Steve Diggle on lead vocals. 'Sex is known as a screw, a bloody silly thing to do, but anyway we're all gonna do it 'cos it's great!'
7. UPROAR - 'Empty Heads' - Demo - UK - 1984
Another cool demo, this time from the mighty Uproar. Their 1984 tape needs to be aired more often.
8. THE OFFBEATS - 'Look At Her Go' - Oops 7" - USA - 1983
From the 'Why Do You Hang Out?' 8-song E.P. A nice short shot of adrenaline.
9. QUALITY DRIVEL - 'Sale Of The Century' - No Cure 7" - UK - 1981
From the 'Subliminal Cuts' E.P. - their sole release. Full story here.
10. STEVIE STILETTO - 'I X You Out' - Demo - USA - 1984
Another from the Stevie Stiletto demo collection.
11. THE BUZZCOCKS - 'You Say You Don't Love Me' - United Artists LP - UK - 1979
A third track from 'A Different Kind Of Tension', also released as a single. Unrequited love songs always get me, and no-one writes them better than Pete Shelley.
12. UPROAR - 'The One And Only' - Demo - UK - 1984
Another anthemic Uproar demo from '84. Here, have some (fairly) recent live footage from their home town.
13. THE BIZARROS - 'Young Girls At Market' - Mercury LP - USA - 1979
Opening track from their self-titled LP. Sort-of a punked-up Velvet Underground vibe on this one, which can only be a good thing.
14. STEVIE STILETTO - 'I Wanna Be You' - Demo - USA - 1984
Another hot one from Stevie. Have some live action from '87.
15. THE BUZZCOCKS - 'I Don't Know What To Do With My Life' - United Artists LP - UK - 1979
A fourth track from 'A Different Kind Of Tension'. The hits go on and on . . .
16. THE OFFBEATS - 'Society' - After Hours LP - USA - 1985
From the 'They Pelted Us With Rocks And Garbage' comp. LP.
17. UPROAR - 'Til Victory' - Demo - UK - 1984
Another track from the '84 demo.
18. STEVIE STILETTO - 'Found Johnny Again' - Demo - USA - 1984
A strange little song from the S.S. demos.
19. QUALITY DRIVEL - 'Subliminal Cuts' - No Cure 7" - UK - 1981
The title track from the E.P. of the same name.
20. THE BUZZCOCKS - 'Mad Mad Judy' - United Artists LP - UK - 1979
A fifth track from 'A Different Kind Of Tension'. Another with Mr. Diggle on vocals.
21. UPROAR - 'Love Your Life' - Demo - UK - 1984
A final offering from the Uproar '84 demo.
22. DEFNICS - 'Governor's Daughter' - Live - USA - 1981
There's not much Defnics available, anywhere, so here's a driving live track to display their talents.
23. THE OFFBEATS - 'Hey Mate Ahoy' - Demo - USA - 1983
Available on the 'Dumb Looks, Still Free' retrospective album.
24. STEVIE STILETTO - 'I Don't Wanna Be Gay' - Demo - USA - 1984
A fifth Stevie Stiletto demo with more great riffage. I've probably called it something completely different on the rip, so thanks to Noise Addiction for keeping me right.
25. THE BUZZCOCKS - 'I Believe' - United Artists LP - UK - 1979
And finally, a sixth track from 'A Different Kind Of Tension'. A long one, this.
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