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The Old Grey Whistle Test: Punk And New Wave

Various Artists Audio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00CD8SL12
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,595 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Marquee Moon - Television
2. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Remastered Album Version ) - Ramones
3. My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
4. No Fun - The Stooges
5. Johnny Hit And Run Paulene - X
6. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
7. Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies
8. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
9. Dirty Blvd. - Lou Reed
10. Brass In Pocket - Pretenders
11. Veronica - Elvis Costello
12. Planet Claire - The B-52'S
13. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
14. Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
15. Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
16. She's Lost Control - Joy Division
17. Pretend We're Dead - L7
18. Search & Destroy - The Dictators
19. Lexicon Devil - The Germs
20. Kick Out The Jams - Mc5

Product Description

Product Description

The Old Grey Whistle Test: Punk and New Wave rounds up some of the classic punk acts that took to the stage to perform on the legendary long-running music TV show. Across 20 tracks, the album includes artists such as MC5, Ramones, The Stooges and Violent Femmes.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good compilation 18 Aug 2013
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Basically got this for the wonderful Shake Some Action and Blank Generation (already had Marquee Moon of course!) but there are plenty of other good tracks on here (Planet Clare, Sweet Jane etc). Only thing is, you can see from those tracks alone it's not really very Punk and the Yanks rather outweigh the Brits. Still, well worth the not very much money it cost.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HELLO! - THIS IS NOT WHISTLE TEST MATERIAL 15 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
HELLO! - THIS IS NOT WHISTLE TEST MATERIAL
i think that covers it - just a compilation of bands some/most of which never even appeared on the Whistle test - why has no one mentioned this ? - a cynical money grabbing ploy - if you want to put out a compilation of these tracks....fine, just don't pretend it is anything to do with the Old Grey Whistle test. Where do i go for a refund? - perhaps the trades description/ office of fair trading ?
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Studio recordings of era 8 Jun 2013
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The artists included are all great. As a collection most people interested in the era will have many of the tracks.

If you do not and want to dip your toes in the water of this era then it has a good mix of artists with some solid American punk and English new wave.

Some of the tracks are classics (velvet underground, television, stooges) some are not so well known (L7, germs). It makes the collection very wide ranging.

Overall though for under 4 it is an absolute bargain and the collection is really solid in content.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction. 18 Oct 2013
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Although I have most of these tracks already. It was worth getting for the couple I don't. For 3 you can go wrong and although it's more US New Wave than GB Punk. It's a good place to start if you want to hear some of the lesser known bands from the time.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Grey 10 Sep 2013
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I only gave a two because their was only two songs I liked. All the other songs where probably the B side of a record
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