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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Best of Brought To Life - 101
Here's some extras from beyond BTL #2000 - plus tracks that were inexplicably left out first time around.
1. BEDLAM - 'Lost In Space' - Buy Our Records 12" - USA - 1986
A generally disappointing release but who can resist a 1960s TV show theme tune?
2. DOW JONES & THE INDUSTRIALS - 'Let's Go Steady' - Hardly Music 7" - USA - 1980
From their classic 7". Love the backing vocal effects.
3. UK DECAY - 'Middle Of The Road Man' - Plastic 7" - UK - 1980
From their first solo release, the 'Black 45' E.P.
4. THE FLYS - 'We Don't Mind The Rave' - EMI 7"/LP - UK - 1979
The title track from their debut album 'Waikiki Beach Refugees' and the flipside of the single of the same name.
5. TUTU & THE PIRATES - 'Wham Bam Son Of Sam' - Demo - USA - 1978
Chicago snot-punk pioneers that finally got a retrospective album released in 2010 on Factory 25. Get it if you can.
6. XTRACT - 'Blame It On The Youth' - Pax 7" - UK - 1983
The title track from their sole E.P.
7. MORGAN - 'I Want More' - Topic Dream 7" - Sweden - 1980
Distinctive little single. This, the flipside of '80 Talets Melodi', is kind of a shortened version of the A-side.
8. XS ENERGY - 'Use You' - Dead Good 7" - UK - 1979
Their second single. You only got the B-side last time.
9. D.I. - 'Imminent War' - Reject LP - USA - 1985
A track from their best album, 'Horse Bites, Dog Cries'.
10. THE TABLE - 'Do The Standing Still' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1977
We used to get up to this at the local disco in the late 70s. And, yes, we just stood there with vacant punk rock looks on our faces!
11. THE DISTRACTIONS - 'Valerie' - Island LP - UK - 1980
One from their jangly little album 'Nobody's Perfect'.
12. THE FLYS - 'Waikiki Beach Refugees' - EMI 7"/LP - UK - 1979
Love the guitar line in this one. Not their best, yet somehow essential.
13. UK DECAY - 'Disco Romance' - Plastic 7" - UK - 1980Another from the the 'Black 45' E.P.
14. THE PRESS - 'Hacker' - ETC 7" - USA - 1979
From their sole 3-track release. Read more at Punk Business Manager.
15. THE CORTINAS - 'Defiant Pose' - Step Forward 7" - UK - 1977
Their second single.
16. THE TABLE - 'Sex Cells' - Chiswick 7" - UK - 1978
Their somewhat pervy second single. No surprise that this is where it ended for them.
17. THE CHILD MOLESTERS - '13 Is My Lucky Number' - Ace & Duce 12" - USA - 1981
From their notorious 12" E.P. Very funny, all the same.
18. THE CIGARETTES - 'I Forgot My Number' - Company 7" - UK - 1979
From their legendary first 7".
19. DEMOB - 'Think Straight' - Round Ear 7" - UK - 1981
From their 'No Room For You' 7".
20. XTRACT - 'War Heroes' -Pax 7" - UK - 1983
Another track from their E.P.
21. PUPILS OF LOVE - 'Rock 'n' Roll' - Rock And Roll 7" - Australia - 1985
Let Wallaby Beat tell you all about it.
22. THE DISTRACTIONS - 'Louise' - Island LP - UK - 1980
Another from 'Nobody's Perfect'. Not all the songs are girls' names.
23. LE RITZ - 'Punker' - Breaker 7" - UK - 1977
Last time I included the flip, primarily because of the famous Trumpton Fire Brigade intro. This time you get the other side, mainly because of the marvellous keyboard solo.
24. THE CORTINAS - 'Independence' - Step Forward 7" - UK - 1977
The flipside of 'Defiant Pose'.
25. MORGAN - '80 Talets Melodi' - Topic Dream 7" - Sweden - 1980
The A-side of 'I Want More' that I referred to earlier.
26. TUTU & THE PIRATES - 'Jenny'
27. UK DECAY - 'The Black Cat'
28. D.I. - 'Johnny's Got A Problem'
29. THE PRESS - 'Disco Sucks'
30. UK DECAY - 'Message Distortion'
31. TUTU & THE PIRATES - 'Berlin'
32. ***Mystery Track***
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