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Rough Trade Shops - Post Punk 01

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 July 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Mute
  • ASIN: B00009QEON
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,502 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I Found That Essence Rare - Gang Of Four
2. Georges Five - Les Georges Leningrad
3. We Are All Prostitutes - The Pop Group
4. Die Matrosen - Liliput
5. Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks - The Rapture
6. Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5
7. Shoplifting - The Slits
8. Delayed Reaction - The Rogers Sisters
9. Sunny Day - Pigbag
10. You're No Good - ESG
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Too Many Creeps - Bush Tetras
2. Robot - The Futureheads
3. Contort Yourself (Original Version) - James White And The Blacks
4. Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises
5. The Fish Needs A Bike - Blurt
6. Debbie Harry - Family Fodder
7. Like You - Gramme
8. Definitive Gaze - Magazine
9. Lola - The Raincoats
10. Sink - bIG flame
See all 22 tracks on this disc

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unoriginal name but highly original material 9 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
Page 2 into the linear notes and i can see that they were short of imagination for the name of this compilation and the lack of bands like pooh sticks,talking heads,cure,radio 4,crass,fire engines,this heat etc but it is only post-punk 1, so more is too come.
It starts with an absolute classic from one of the most innovative bands of the last...well ever. After 2 listens i was worryingly singing along madly to I found that essence rare by the gang of four.
A good start then, the rest of the compilation is a mixture of catchy, punky material and more lo-fi,experimental songs from the early 80s - and in some cases, modern bands like the rapture and futureheads (whom already sound out of date compared to their predecessors).
This compilation has so many great moments, from the political 'We Are All Prostitutes' by the Pop Group and the always different Swell Maps with one of their classics 'Another Song' to pure love (or unloved) of different kinds such as 'Searching For Mr Right' by the Young Marble Giants(One of my personal favourite bands) and 'I, Bloodbrother Be' by Shockhead Peters there is something for all the purists and self indulgant music lovers.
And who can complain with the always brilliant bands like the Slits, LiliPUT, ESG, Wire, Au Pairs, Scritti Politti, XTC and, of course, my fave's The Fall accompanying more obscure bands like Les Georges Leningrad and Blurt.
Along with additional linear notes about the compilers opinions of the songs they put on, its an almost perfect selection which sits nicely on my shelf next to all the other rough trade compilations. Heres hoping all those '02' compilations are just as tastefull.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time travel for the punk grandad generation 19 Aug 2010
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A few years ago I went to the snazzy new Finsbury Park Library and got out the Rough Trade - Post Punk Volume 1 double CD. To be honest I felt it was worth the 50p just to hear the first track 'I Found That Essence Rare' by Gang of Four for the first time in ages. It sounded so funky, edgy and excitable that I had to laugh.

Posh earnest singer: She doesn't think so but she's dressed for the H-Bomb
Posh earnest drummer with fake cockney accent: (For the H-Bomb)

Wonderful stuff. That album was genius. I think people at the time were split into two camps - the Joy Division introverted bedroom moroseness "I can't get girls" blokes and the Gang of Four loudmouth banging on about politics and feminism "I can't get girls" blokes (of which I was one).

After I'd listened to it for about the sixth time a wave of melancholy swept over me when I realised that it's from around 30 years ago. Those beautiful lasses from Delta 5 are probably grannies now.

Has anyone tried ripping off the Fire Engines yet?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rough Trade Shops - Post Punk Vol.1 20 April 2004
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Format:Audio CD
If you like your music varied, Rough Trade compilations are always thebest places to visit. Not only do they offer value for money (44 tracksover 2 CDs), but they invariably contain hidden gems, obscure curios, andrarely-known early tunes from bands we've grown to know and love over theyears.
Standout tracks are numerous - Gang of Four's "I Found That Essence Rare"which, along with Wire's "Ex Lion Tamer", sounds like it could have beenrecorded this year or last; The Rapture's, screamy, bumpy-yet-funky "OutOf The Races And On To The Tracks"; Delta 5's girl-attitude "Mind Your OwnBusiness"; Life Without Buildings' 'The Leanover' featuring Sue Tompkins'sung/spoken vocals over Dawson's Creek-esque background music; my personalfavourite - Scritti Politti's minimalist 'Skank Block Bologna'; FlyingLizards' cheeky version of James Brown's 'Sex Machine'; all-girl band TheRaincoats' version of The Kink's "Lola"; and Shockheaded Peters'jazz-tinged ode to boy-love 'I, Bloodbrother Be' (4,000 Love Letter)which you'll soon find yourself humming along to.
As with Rough Trade's 'Electronic 01' I found this compilation containedmore hits than misses, and eagerly await 'Post Punk Vol.2' with inclusionof the likes of Joy Division and Radio 4 (as mentioned by previousreviewers).
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good rare gems hining away here 12 Jan 2004
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Quite simply, I purchased this album to get hold of Asbestos Lead Asbestos by World Domination Enterprises. I owned the vinyl version many years ago, and thought I would never again own that tiny part of record history.
I believe that a lot of the tracks you find on this album can not be found elsewhere, so just for the rareness of the material on this album it is worth owning.
There are many differing styles, so I'm sure my favourites or hated tracks would not be of much interest to people who purchase this for reasons other than mine.
All I can say is this is not a great album, but there are enough gems hidden away in this collection to make it worth owning.
I doubt anyone will like everything on this album, but the next time you are sitting at home thinking to yourself "It's years since I've listed to Asbestos Lead Asbestos", you can dig out this CD and remind yourself of your youth, when you had "World Domination Enterprises" scribbled on your college bag and only those in the know had any idea what it meant!
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1 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rough Trade rocks 3 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
this album kicks so much ass. any true rock fan must own this. the only negitive feed back is that there is no libertines or strokes which is what you would expect. however this is a must buy now.
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