A few weeks ago Cherry Red released a three CD-Compilation of music that made punk-rock as we knew about it. The first punk singles were released in 1976 but the first album came to our ears one or two years later when the bands were able to play more than three songs in a row. This compilation is a retrospective to the very early sound of this movement. Most of the songs were under two minutes and showed us the possibilities of what could happen. Mostly raw and full of enthusiasm for a new kind of music that made me change my fondness to a new kind of music. Fast, different and loud - what made me stamped until now.
John Cooper Clarke - Innocents
The Only Ones - Peter and the Pets
The Cortinas - Defiant Pose
The Count Bishops - I Need You
Doctors Of Madness - Bulletin