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Agitprop the Politics of Punk

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Strange I haven't gotten around to this one before, pretty solid three disc set of politicized 1970's-80's
punk, at least partially from some lesser known sources......obviously with such collections we'll have some throwaway material and some overlap with other sets, but this one is really quite likeable and rewarding......missed a couple days last week durng the Nirvana-fest, so how about a bonus post tonight, (MAY even get another DAVE SEZ set of Clapton rarities up tonight as well, thanks Dave!)

Disc One has a ringer or two, "Chemical Warfare" by the Dead Kennedys shows up quite often, a does Stiff Little Fingers "Suspect Device" and Penetration's "Don't Dictate", good songs all, but we also get some fine stuff, lesser comped stuff, from the Redskins (the fine "Unionize"), The Three Johns "Death of a European" (GOTTA do a Three Johns post soon, been meaning to forever), The Exploited's "Hitler's in the Charts Again", and of course, Chaotic Dischords "Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck the Lot of You".....twenty tracks and a very listenable collection, as I've said so many times before punk is rivalled only by power pop as compilation material as listening to it so authenitically reproduces the radio experience.

Disc Two has some more easy pickin's, The Pistols "Submission", The MC5's "Kick Out the Jams", TRB's "Glad To Be Gay", and Sham 69's "If the Kids Are United" all turn up fairly regularly, but we get another Three Johns track, "Soldier Soldier" by Spizz, ("I'm In Love With) Margaret Thatcher" from the Notsensibles......a good disc, not quite up to disc 1 IMO, but hell, it also includes Angelic Upstarts, Anti Nowhere League, Poison Girls, and more, really a good set and if you have a lot of this you could likely program a full disc out of stuff you didn't already have (OK, I couldn't, but that's ME!)

Finally Disc Three is probably the best of the three.....after disposing of "Anarchy in the UK", and Sham 69's "Borstal Breakout" (again, no disrespect to these songs, they are great, just readilly available), we get another standout track from the Redskins, some Riot Squad, a Stranglers track ("Peasant in the Big Shitty"), as well as a Stooges tune that I swear to God is not ringing a bell for me, either it's a rarity or my mind is slipping faster than I thought ("I Got Nothin'/I Got Shit")......overall this is a very fine three disc set which any fan of the genre would most likely wish to hear......enjoy, really, it's quite a good one!

DISC 1-01 EX PISTOLS-Land of Hope and Glory/02 THE MEKONS-Fight the Cuts/03 THE REDSKINS-Unionize/04 BILLY BRAGG-It Says Here/05 PENETRATION-Don't Dictate/06 POISON GIRLS-Old Tart/07 THE 3 JOHNS-Death of a European/08 NEW MODEL ARMY-Spirit of the Falklands/09 JOOLZ-Paved With Gold/10 MORGANS-Atishoo/11 DEAD KENNEDYS-Chemical Warfare/12 ANGELIC UPSTARTS-The Murder of Liddle Towers/13 PATRIK FITZGERALD-Irrelevant Battles/14 NO RESPECT-No Respect/15 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-Suspect Device (Live)/16 CHELSEA-Right to Work/17 CHAOS UK-Selfish Few/18 CHAOTIC DISCHORD-Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck the Lot of You/19 THE EXPLOITED-Hitler's In the Charts Again/20 BONUS TRACK-The Politics of Punk


DISC 2-01 THE SEX PISTOLS-Submission/02 SPIZZ-Soldier Soldier/03 NOTSENSIBLES-(I'm In Love With) Margaret Thatcher/04 MENACE-GLC/05 RED LONDON-CND/06 THE MC5-Kick Out the Jams/07 VIOLATORS-Government Stinks/08 SHAM 69-If the Kids Are United/09 THE DAMNED-Gun Fury/10 TOM ROBINSON-Glad to Be Gay/11 BILLY BRAGG-Between the Wars/12 UK SUBS-Fascist Regime/13 ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE-Streets of London/14 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-Alternative Ulster (Live)/15 ANGELIC UPSTARTS-Solidarity/16 POISON GIRLS-Persons Unknown/17 THE THREE JOHNS-Fruit Flies/18 NEWTOWN NEUROTICS-Living With Unemployment/19 ANTI PASTI-No Government/20 CAPTAIN SENSIBLE-Smash It Up

DISC 3-01 THE SEX PISTOLS-Anarchy In the UK/02 THE EXPLOITED-Class War/03 THE VARUKERS-Protest and Survive/04 THREATS-Politicians and Ministers/05 RIOT SQUAD-Fuck the Tories/06 THE ADICTS-How Sad/07 SHAM 69-Borstal Breakout/08 THE FALL-Rowche Rumble/09 THE RUTS-Babylon's Burning/10 IGGY & THE STOOGES-I Got Nothing/I Got Shit/
11 THE AU PAIRS-America/12 CHRON GEN-Fiasco/13 THE BOYS-Cop Cars/14 THE STRANGLERS-Peasant in the Big Shitty/15 THE CORTINAS-Facst Dictator/16 REDSKINS-Red's Strike the Blues/17 THEATRE OF HATE-Do You Beleive In Westworld/18 VICE SQUAD-Stand Strong Stand Proud (Live)/19 NEW MODEL ARMY -Vengeance/20 THE RUTS-In a Rt
 
 
 
 

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