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5CD set bringing a comprehensive, big-tent look at the early years of punk rock in the US and Canada. Over six hours of music. Includes benchmark tracks by the scene's most influential bands plus many rare singles making their first appearance on CD. Named after Richard Hell's epoch-defining anthem, 'Blank Generation' documents the emergence in North America of what came to be labelled punk rock. A year or two prior to punk exploding in the UK, bands who'd been playing live in venues like New York City's CBGB started releasing records, often on independent labels, as an antidote to the prevailing disco and corporate soft rock which dominated the US charts. This five CD reflects those influential NYC bands - Patti Smith Group, The Ramones, Television, Blondie, The Voidoids, etc. - as well as the scene's other pioneers such as Pere Ubu and The Dead Boys (both Cleveland, Ohio), Dead Kennedys and Crime (San Francisco), Devo (Akron, Ohio), The Germs and The Weirdos (Los Angeles) and Mission of Burma (Boston, Massachusetts). 'Blank Generation' offers a deliberately broad definition of punk, encompassing contributions from such outré acts as Suicide, The Cramps and The Residents through to new wave/power pop combos (Sneakers, Chris Stamey & the dB's, etc. ). Also present are contemporary recordings by some of the mavericks who inspired punk - Destroy All Monsters (Detroit) boasted ex-members of The Stooges and The MC5 and The Heartbreakers and Killer Kane Band spun off the New York Dolls. While the US punk scene was arguably always more diverse musically than that of the UK, the music evolved quickly, as evinced by the choices heard on Discs 4 and 5. Many of the acts here such as X, The Replacements, The Feelies, Redd Kross, The Dream Syndicate, The Gun Club and Minor Threat would make an even greater impact as the 1980s wore on. It's hard to overestimate the seismic shocks caused by the music on 'Blank Generation', not only on everything in alternative music which followed in North American, from the 80s hardcore scene and the music heard on the whole alternative college radio network through to grunge and beyond. And yet this era has never before been treated to a comprehensive retrospective of this kind.
5CD set bringing a comprehensive, big-tent look at the early years of punk rock in the US and Canada. Over six hours of music. Includes benchmark tracks by the scene's most influential bands plus many rare singles making their first appearance on CD. Named after Richard Hell's epoch-defining anthem, 'Blank Generation' documents the emergence in North America of what came to be labelled punk rock. A year or two prior to punk exploding in the UK, bands who'd been playing live in venues like New York City's CBGB started releasing records, often on independent labels, as an antidote to the prevailing disco and corporate soft rock which dominated the US charts. This five CD reflects those influential NYC bands - Patti Smith Group, The Ramones, Television, Blondie, The Voidoids, etc. - as well as the scene's other pioneers such as Pere Ubu and The Dead Boys (both Cleveland, Ohio), Dead Kennedys and Crime (San Francisco), Devo (Akron, Ohio), The Germs and The Weirdos (Los Angeles) and Mission of Burma (Boston, Massachusetts). 'Blank Generation' offers a deliberately broad definition of punk, encompassing contributions from such outré acts as Suicide, The Cramps and The Residents through to new wave/power pop combos (Sneakers, Chris Stamey & the dB's, etc. ). Also present are contemporary recordings by some of the mavericks who inspired punk - Destroy All Monsters (Detroit) boasted ex-members of The Stooges and The MC5 and The Heartbreakers and Killer Kane Band spun off the New York Dolls. While the US punk scene was arguably always more diverse musically than that of the UK, the music evolved quickly, as evinced by the choices heard on Discs 4 and 5. Many of the acts here such as X, The Replacements, The Feelies, Redd Kross, The Dream Syndicate, The Gun Club and Minor Threat would make an even greater impact as the 1980s wore on. It's hard to overestimate the seismic shocks caused by the music on 'Blank Generation', not only on everything in alternative music which followed in North American, from the 80s hardcore scene and the music heard on the whole alternative college radio network through to grunge and beyond. And yet this era has never before been treated to a comprehensive retrospective of this kind.
5013929114791

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 11/17/2023
UPC: 5013929114791

Blank Generation: A Story Of Us - Canadian Punk
Artist: Blank Generation: A Story Of Us - Canadian Punk
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DISC: 1

1. Richard Hell ; the Voidoids - Blank Generation
2. The Ramones - Rockaway Beach
3. Television - Friction
4. The Modern Lovers - Someone I Care About
5. The Heartbreakers - Chinese Rocks
6. The Dictators - Cars and Girls
7. The Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer
8. The Dogs - John Rock
9. The Brats - Be a Man
10. Crime - Hot Wire My Heart
11. Poly Styrene Jass Band - Drano in Your Veins
12. Pere Ubu - Final Solution
13. Killer Kane Band - Mr. Cool
14. Marbles - Red Lights
15. Sneakers - Condition Red
16. Blondie - Rip Her to Shreds
17. Suicide - Rocket USA
18. The Suicide Commandos - Match/ Mismatch
19. Patti Smith Group - Pissing in a River
20. Mirrors - Shirley
21. John Berenzy - Vice Verses
22. The Residents - Satisfaction
23. Devo - Come Back Jonee
24. Destroy All Monsters - Bored
25. The Avengers - We Are the One
26. The Twinkeyz - Aliens in Our Midst
27. The Mumps - Crocodile Tears
28. The Scruffs - My Mind
29. Tommy Hoehn - Blow Yourself Up
30. The Randoms - Let's Get Rid of New York
31. The Dils - Mr. Big
32. Chris Stamey ; the DB's - (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
33. The Quick - Pretty Please
34. Cigarettes - Gimme Cigarette
35. Electric Eels - Cyclotron
36. Mars - 3E
37. Howard Werth - Obsolete
38. Pointed Sticks - What Do You Want Me to Do?
39. Shock - This Generation's on Vacation
40. The Deadbeats - Let's Shoot Maria
41. The Bags - Survive
42. The Human Switchboard - No
43. Curtiss a - I Don't Wanna Be President
44. Alda Reserve - Cure Me
45. The Young Canadians - Hawaii
46. The Weirdos - We Got the Neutron Bomb
47. The Last - She Don't Know Why I'm Here
48. Tom Verlaine - Breakin' in My Heart
49. Pagans - Street Where Nobody Lives
50. The Dickies - Fan Mail
51. DMZ - Bad Attitude
52. The Germs - Lexicon Devil
53. The Cramps - TV Set
54. Really Red - Corporate Setting
55. The Swimming Pool Q's - Rat Bait
56. Blow Up - Tell It to the Judge
57. Nervus Rex - Don't Look
58. The Eyes - Topological Lies
59. Pylon - Cool
60. Zero Boys - I'm Bored
61. The Bizarros - Quiana Girls
62. Smart Alex - Chitter Chat
63. The Hits - All the Girls (Wanna Be in Gangs)
64. The Dishrags - I Don't Love You
65. Black Randy ; the Metro Squad - I Slept in An Arcade
66. Rhino 39 - Prolixin Stomp
67. Count Vertigo - I'm a Mutant
68. Testors - Time Is Mine
69. The Girls - Jeffrey I Hear You
70. The Urinals - I'm a Bug
71. Richard Lloyd - Blue and Grey
72. The Sleepers - Seventh World
73. The Stimulators - Loud Fast Rules
74. The Next - Cheap Rewards
75. Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song
76. The Flyboys - Theme Song
77. Dow Jones ; the Industrials -Can't Stand the Midwest
78. The Haskels - Taking the City By Storm
79. Pure Hell - Noise Addiction
80. Suburban Lawns - Janitor
81. Non Compos Mentis - Ultimate Orgasm
82. The Method Actors - Do the Method
83. Modernettes - Barbra
84. The Bureaucrats - Feel the Pain
85. Bush Tetras - Snakes Crawl
86. Chrome - New Age
87. The Cosmopolitans - How to Keep Your Husband Happy
88. The Customs - Long Gone
89. Epicycle - You're Not Gonna Get It
90. The Colors - Rave It Up
91. The Gizmos - Bible Belt Baby
92. The Demics - New York City
93. The Units - Work
94. The Suburbs - World War III
95. Chandra - Kate
96. The Suspects - Talking Loud
97. The Feelies - Raised Eyebrows
98. The Bongos - Telephoto Lens
99. Martin Rev - Mari
100. The Embarrassment - Sex Drive
101. The Necessaries - Detroit Tonight
102. MX-80 Sound - Someday You'll Be King
103. Polyrock - Romantic Me
104. The Unknowns - Dream Sequence (September 1981)
105. Pell Mell - Spy Vs. Spy (Sept. '81)
106. Lyres - Buried Alive
107. Justin Trouble - Ponytail
108. The Speedies - Time
109. The Anemic Boyfriends - Fake
110. I.D. (August 1981)
111. The Gun Club - She's Like Heroin to Me
112. The Slickee Boys - Here to Stay (January 1981)
113. Salvation Army - Mind Gardens
114. New Math - They Walk Among You
115. The Jetsons - Genetically Stupid
116. The Dream Syndicate - When You Smile (Ep Version)
117. Oil Tasters - That's When the Brick Goes Through the Window (August 1981)
118. Redd Kross - Clorox Girls
119. Middle Class - Last Touch
120. Wall of Voodoo - Call Box 1-2-3
121. Chiefs - Blues
122. X - White Girl
123. Crash Course in Science - Cardboard Lamb
124. Adolescents - Amoeba
125. Flesh Eaters - Version Nation
126. The Replacements - I'm in Trouble
127. Sport of Kings - This City in Darkness
128. Get Smart! - This Is Style
129. Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia
130. Romeo Void - Not Safe
131. Minor Threat - Minor Threat

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5CD set bringing a comprehensive, big-tent look at the early years of punk rock in the US and Canada. Over six hours of music. Includes benchmark tracks by the scene's most influential bands plus many rare singles making their first appearance on CD. Named after Richard Hell's epoch-defining anthem, 'Blank Generation' documents the emergence in North America of what came to be labelled punk rock. A year or two prior to punk exploding in the UK, bands who'd been playing live in venues like New York City's CBGB started releasing records, often on independent labels, as an antidote to the prevailing disco and corporate soft rock which dominated the US charts. This five CD reflects those influential NYC bands - Patti Smith Group, The Ramones, Television, Blondie, The Voidoids, etc. - as well as the scene's other pioneers such as Pere Ubu and The Dead Boys (both Cleveland, Ohio), Dead Kennedys and Crime (San Francisco), Devo (Akron, Ohio), The Germs and The Weirdos (Los Angeles) and Mission of Burma (Boston, Massachusetts). 'Blank Generation' offers a deliberately broad definition of punk, encompassing contributions from such outré acts as Suicide, The Cramps and The Residents through to new wave/power pop combos (Sneakers, Chris Stamey & the dB's, etc. ). Also present are contemporary recordings by some of the mavericks who inspired punk - Destroy All Monsters (Detroit) boasted ex-members of The Stooges and The MC5 and The Heartbreakers and Killer Kane Band spun off the New York Dolls. While the US punk scene was arguably always more diverse musically than that of the UK, the music evolved quickly, as evinced by the choices heard on Discs 4 and 5. Many of the acts here such as X, The Replacements, The Feelies, Redd Kross, The Dream Syndicate, The Gun Club and Minor Threat would make an even greater impact as the 1980s wore on. It's hard to overestimate the seismic shocks caused by the music on 'Blank Generation', not only on everything in alternative music which followed in North American, from the 80s hardcore scene and the music heard on the whole alternative college radio network through to grunge and beyond. And yet this era has never before been treated to a comprehensive retrospective of this kind.
        
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