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Punk You: Music for the Discerning Slacker Punk 1
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Andy D. from AURORA, OH
Reviewed on 1/1/2013...
While it isn't perfect (Blondie is not punk after all and neither is Fischer-Z !) there are a lot of great bands on here to choose from. Of course you get the more well known acts (Generation X, The Damned), but there are more then a few that your casual fan might not be familiar with. Seeing bands like Wire,Rezillos,Cockney Rejects and 999 on here is quite nice. Someone with more then a passing interest in the punk scene must have had a hand in assembling this 17-track compilation as there are some gems to be found. Of course it would have also been nice if they didn't call this simply a punk compilation. There are more then a few new wave acts on here so the title is a bit deceiving to those who might be looking for a compilation like this to serve as an introduction to the genre. It is what it is though and, considering the fact that you can easily pick up a copy of this for little to no money, there isn't that much to complain about. Besides, it's got the X-Ray Spex classic "Oh Bondage" on here and that alone makes it worth the price of admission!
Lisa C. (cider) from DELRAY BEACH, FL
Reviewed on 6/11/2007...
Some great Missing Punk songs!!!
Fun, high energy compilation.
Timothy Patrick Hinkle | Sandy, Utah United States | 03/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD. It's full of wonderful, high-energy music that helps me feel a bit more alive. (It's the kind of thing I like to play when I get up in the morning, or on the drive to work, in order to jump start myself.)I'm not sure that all this music would fit most people's definition of punk rock. It leans toward the pop side of punk. Fischer-Z's "The Worker" is not a punk song; it's 80s synth-pop. Regardless of genre, all the tracks are excellent, except possibly "The Greatest Cockney Ripoff" by the Cockney Rejects which seems to be a slight reworking of the Sex Pistols' "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle."As an added bonus, the last track - "Eighties" by Killing Joke - features the famous bass line from Nirvana's "Come as You Are" a decade before Nirvana got to it."
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PAUL BROWN | DEARBORN HTS., MI United States | 02/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You have to know where you've been to know where you're going. This compilation includes most of the original scenesters in Britain at that time (except Blondie). Today's radio would be nothing without these people. Includes rare tracks that have been sampled and ripped off for almost 3 decades now. A decent buy!"