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on 13 December 2010
Doubtless people will always argue whether this song or that is punk, new wave or whatever (it's started already) but there's no argument on how fresh, urgent and inventive all this music still sounds, whether you lived through the era and have heard it a thousand times but especially if you weren't even born in the late 70s-early 80s - listen & learn ! And just for the record guys, any CD which includes John Cooper Clarke's 'Beasley Street' is worth five stars by default.
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on 27 November 2004
If you do get around to buying this I would suggest getting it with its predecessor, owning both volumes one and two, a set of 4 cd's of the music that defined the late seventies and early eighties, you get a sense of just how important songs like these really were. And what's great about this collection is it's way of not just giving you punk music (although a large number of the bands featured would balk at the classification) but also throwing in the more important tracks of the era such as Patti Smith's Rock 'n' Roll Nigger and bands like Teardrop Explodes, Wire and Joy Division. You can literally feel the music evolving from band to band. I would've liked the songs put chronologically sure, and there are a few poor choices on here, but all in all a wonderful collection. Someone once commented that if you love the songs that much you should own the original albums anyway, true, but if you're new to it all, this is a great place to start.
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Just like Volume 1 The title really is letting itself open to criticism because many would argue that many of the artists are not true Punk rockers.

So this is more a collection of tracks from that era with the emphasis on Punk.

But it is good value- If you can get it for around six quid.

This is not a review but I noticed Amazon have not listed the actual tracks and who sang them.
So here it is.

If you spot any typos. Spelling mistakes etc just add a note and as fast as you can say “It’s A Rat Trap Billy!”

will adjust and credit you with your sharp eyes.

1 Iggy Pop Lust for Life
2 The Stranglers No More Heroes
3 Siouxsie & The Banshees Hong Kong Garden
4 SpizzenergiWhere's Captain Kirk?
5 The Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict
6 Eddie & The Hot Rods Do Anything You Wanna Do
7 The Jam The Eton Rifles
8 The Undertones My Perfect Cousin
9 Blondie Hanging On The Telephone
10 The Saints This Perfect Day
11 The Ruts Staring At The Rude Boys
12 X-Ray Spex The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
13 Generation X King Rocker
14 Bow Wow Wow I Want Candy
15 Adam & The Ants*Kings Of The Wild Frontier
16 B52s Rock Lobster
17 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Pump It Up
18 Ian Drury & The Blockheads Sweet Gene Vincent
19 Nick Lowe So It Goes
20 Mink De Ville Spanish Stroll
21 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket
22 Psychedelic Furs Pretty In Pink
23 Boomtown Rats Rat Trap
24 Sex Pistols Holidays In The Sun
25 The Stranglers Something Better Change
26 Sham 69 If The Kids Are United
27 The VaporsTurning Japanese
28 Buzzcocks I Don't Mind
29 Penetration Don’t Dictate
30 Dr. Feelgood She Does It Right
31 The Skids The Saints Are Coming
32 Richard Hell & The VoidoidsLove Comes In Spurts
33 Dead Boys Sonic Reducer
34 Patti Smith Group Rock & RollNigger
35 Stiff Little Fingers Suspect Device
36 999 Emergency
37 The DamnedSmash It Up
38 The Tubes Don’t Touch Me There
39 Flamin' GrooviesShake Some Action
40 The Banned Little Girl
41 Wreckless Eric Whole Wide World
42 Teardrop Explodes*Treason (It's Just A Story)
43 Wire Outdoor Miner
44 DevoSatisfaction (I Can't Get Me No)
45 P.I.L. Death Disco
46 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
47 John Cooper Clarke Beasley Street
48 Stevie D’Or and the Dockers ‘Ulligans
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on 18 July 2014
good album but some tracks also appear on best punk volume 1
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on 15 June 2015
Great job. Many thanks.
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on 13 July 2010
I don't remeber Blondie, Bow Wow Wow, Teardrop Explodes or Joy Division being PUNK? Not to mention the Pretenders. Who's idea was this?
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