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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Punk 1


The Saturday New Wave compilations continue.

I have three CD burns called imaginatively Punk 1, Punk 2 and Punk 3. From memory these are 3 discs from a  compilation but I cant remember what one .

CD I starts with 3 splendid  songs which are not exactly punk but which probably could be described as roots of punk namely White Light, White Heat by the Velvet Underground, Kick Out the Jams by MC5 and Search and Destroy by Iggy & the Stooges. Does that ring any bells with anyone?

Kilburn & the High Roads were a pub rock band as opposed to punk but had Ian Dury in their midst which probably merits their selection.

The Damned were definately punk. Indeed they may well have been the first punk band. When I featured Love Song from The Sound of the City I ventured that New Rose was a better song. Here's the proof.

Chinese Rocks is a  song which was written by Dee Dee Ramone and Richard Hell and both were in bands which recorded it, the band Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers of which Hell was a member getting in first.

We finish off with the Punk Poet himself Dr John Cooper Clarke with a  pleasant ode to cyclists.

Punk 2 next Saturday

Kilburn & the High Roads - Rough Kids

The Damned - New Rose

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers - Chinese Rocks

John Cooper Clarke - Psycle Sluts 1&2


  1. I do know that compilation... it's just called "Punk". It's only a 2 disc set though, so your third CD will be something different.

    1. Thanks Dane
      Thought it could just by called that but couldn't find it on line amongst the myriad of punk compilations.
      Pretty sure the 3rd disc is from the same source

  2. Chinese Rocks and Psycle Sluts, a fine way to start the day.

  3. 'Definately'? Are you H (Line of Duty as opposed to Steps)?

  4. Great selections of songs I didn't listen for a long time. Looking forward to next Saturday.