Soul Jazz whittles proto-punk history down to the essential 21 songs on third Punk 45 compilation

Soul Jazz whittles proto-punk history down to the essential 21 songs on third Punk 45 compilation

Reggae. Dub. Country soul. Brazilian post-punk. And now proto-punk. What can’t the mystical leprechauns over at Soul Jazz do? The London-based label and shop has got a new compilation out, Punk 45: Sick On You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution Vol. 3: Proto-Punk 1969-77. Well, maybe creating succinct, easy-to-remember album titles is one thing they’re not exactly tops at.

But who cares when the music is this good? Following in the black leather footsteps of previous Soul Jazz comps Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing as Society, this latest comp focuses on the emerging proto-punk movement of the early 1970s, with tracks from the scenes then growing in Cleveland, San Francisco, L.A., Baltimore, and London, natch. And of course, like all good punk things, this one comes with “extensive sleeve-notes” from Jon Savage. The album is available as a CD, double-vinyl, and for those of us who just can’t get enough of the first part of the 21st century, digital release. Check out the first selection and full tracklist below, and order over here.

Punk 45: Sick On You! One Way Spit! tracklisting:

01. Debris - One Way Spit
02. George Brigman - Jungle Rot
03. Death - Politicians In My Eyes
04. The Gorillas - You Really Got Me
05. Crime - Hot Wire My Heart
06. The Mirrors - She Smiled Wild
07. Hollywood Brats - Sick On You
08. Pastiche - Derelict Boulevard
09. Cabaret Voltaire - Makes Your Mouth Go Funny
10. Jack Ruby - Hit and Run
11. Victoria Vein and the Thunderpunks - Rear Guard Action
12. Electric Eels - Cyclotron
13. Count Bishops - I Ain’t Got You
14. Rob Jo Star Band - Acid Revolution
15. The 101ers Keys - To Your Heart
16. The Killer Kane Band - Mr Cool
17. Simply Saucer - Here Come The Cyborgs, pt. 2
18. Zolar X - Space Age Love
19. Hector - Wired Up
20. Stavely Makepeace - I Want To Love You Like A Mad Dog
21. Radio Pete - (Just) A Patsy

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