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VA - The Best Punk Anthems ...Ever! (1998) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Punk Anthems ...Ever! (1998) 2CDs

VA - The Best Punk Anthems …Ever! (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.13 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin, Circa | # VTDCD 198, 7243 8 46129 2 4 | Time: 02:37:53
Genre: Punk Rock, New Wave, Pop Punk, Post-Punk

The brilliance of this collection is that it combines the standard Brit-punk anthems by the Sex Pistols, the Damned, the Buzzcocks, and Stiff Little Fingers with other great songs that typify the variety and range of punk-era independent music from both sides of the Atlantic. The songs are so well chosen that the punk aesthetic is further revealed by the inclusion of songs that characterize pub rock, new wave, and other related genres. The usual punk suspects ("New Rose," "Anarchy in the UK") are all here, along with many other treasures: Dr. Feelgood's "Milk and Alcohol", Devo's "Mongoloid," Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner," Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," and Television's "Marquee Moon." The less commonly anthologized punk selections are inspired, too: the Ruts' "Babylon Is Burning," Generation X's "Ready Steady Go," and X-Ray Spex's "Identity," along with the seminal "Sheena is a Punk Rocker." The conception of the genre is expanded further to include Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, XTC, Joe Jackson, the Pretenders, the Tubes, and Blondie, and their presence overcomes the tendency for boring repetition on a very long collection.

Dr. Feelgood - Singles: The UA Years + (1989)

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Dr. Feelgood - Singles: The UA Years + (1989)

Dr. Feelgood - Singles: The UA Years + (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: Liberty / EMI | # CDP 7 92440 2, CD EM 1332 | Time: 01:15:02
Pub Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock

Singles – The UA Years is a terrific double-album set that chronicles all of Dr. Feelgood's major singles, from 1976's "Roxette" to 1986's "See You Later Alligator." Although the hits-only approach leaves out some major Feelgood songs, Singles remains a first-rate retrospective, and for many years, it was the best Dr. Feelgood collection available. The 1997 double-disc Twenty Five Years of Dr. Feelgood later replaced Singles as the definitive retrospective, yet there are enough songs on this collection to make it worthwhile for serious fans who don't want to spring for either the box set Lookin' Back or the entire catalog.