Thursday, November 16, 2006




Various Artists - Trash! The Roots Of Punk 1976 (Mojo Magazine)

You gotta love Mojo Magazine - although I have never read a single issue I can't get enough of their great compilations. If I ran a magazine these are the kinds of things I would love to give readers. Although some of these tracks pre-date 1976, the spirit is what they are intending to represent and they most certainly do it here. I highly recommend this little collection if you have any curiosity about early punk rock and maybe someday I will make a compilation where it all went wrong (typical old man complaint). Until then get some clothespins and put them somewhere painful and break out that eyeliner (it worked for Iggy).

01. New York Dolls - Personality Crisis
02. T. REX - Calling All Destroyers
03. Hollywood Brats - Sick On You
04. Jook - Watch Your Step
05. Count Bishops - Teenage Letter
06. The Hammersmith Gorillas - Gatecrasher
07. Kilburn & The Hugh Roads - Rough Kid
08. Dr Feelgood - Riot In Cell Block No. 9
09. Eddie & The Hot Rods - 96 Tears
10. Mott The Hoople - Thunderbuck Ram
11. Hawkwind - Motorhead
12. Can - Mushroom
13. Be-Bop Deluxe - Sound Track
14. The Groundhogs - Cherry Red
15. Iggy & The Sttoges - Search And Destroy

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5 comments:

DaddyRich said...

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Zer0_II said...

Looks like a nice compilation. Thanks for sharing.

SamIam said...

Thanks for the share. Like you I rarely read the mag, but boy can they assemble great comps.

Cheers, SamIam

KatoJ said...

This got me thinking, one could compile "the best punk songs of" every year from 1972 - 1982. Hmm, perhaps I should work on that...

Anonymous said...

good songs, but strange no 60's punk? May they meant the "immediate" (close at hand)roots of punk.

no "Lost Innocence" by The Buddhas
"Exit 9" By The Heard
"I'm What You Are" Jason Merrick & The Finders etc...