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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Few Surprises But A Great Listen Nevertheless'
'Teenage Kicks' is admittedly yet another of the kind of record company albums that re-compile a lot of the same old songs, put them in a different order with a different sleeve, add a smattering of unusual or lesser known tracks and then unleash them on faithful fans. This said, for punters young enough not to have known most of this stuff at the time, this particular...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable
One of an ever-growing list of nostalgic compilations featuring punk, new wave and ska hits from the late 1970's and early 1980's. This popular budget-priced 60 song collection makes a reasonable job out of it. There are many memorable moments spread across Teenage Kicks 1977-1981 that still make my heart skip a beat, such as Pil's 'Public Image', The Specials 'Ghost...
Published 12 months ago by S. Bailey


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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Few Surprises But A Great Listen Nevertheless', 5 Nov 2012
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Antony May (East Sussex, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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'Teenage Kicks' is admittedly yet another of the kind of record company albums that re-compile a lot of the same old songs, put them in a different order with a different sleeve, add a smattering of unusual or lesser known tracks and then unleash them on faithful fans. This said, for punters young enough not to have known most of this stuff at the time, this particular collection is both a good education and a cracking listen...

Sure, as many here have pointed out, there is nothing here by The Clash or The Sex Pistols but I suspect this is more likely down to licensing issues than a glaring mistake by the compilers. Having worked in the music merchandise industry I know how difficult it can be sometimes to obtain official items by even the most obvious of bands due to the fact that many of the copyright owners want far too much for the right to produce even something like a small tin badge. For this reason, I am basing my judgement on this collection with a sympathetic tone rather than a critical one...

And so to the music...

Well, pretty much all of the material on all three CD's here is decent. Many are considered punk/new wave classics and a few like Stiff Little Fingers 'Alternative Ulster', The Chords 'Maybe Tomorrow' and Bill Nelsons Red Noise 'Revolt Into Style' were the kind of records at the time which did well amongst hardcore fans but failed to really cross over into the charts in any major way. Tracks like these make an interesting diversion from the bog standard expected tracks like The Stranglers 'Peaches', The Ruts 'Babylons Burning' and The Knack's much over compiled 'My Sharona'. Also nice is the inclusion of 'the other Secret Affair hit' 'My World'. Nowhere near as big a success as the also included 'Time For Action' its inclusion as a 'record that changed everything' is stretching its credibility a bit but it does give those of us who already have 90% of these records already a reason to consider buying this as well.

As with most compilations, the sound quality here varies a little and at times the running order and inclusion of multiple tracks by the same artist (some more essential and true to the title of this compilation than others) is a bit disappointing but overall for those wanting either a quick education or a trip down memory lane this is a decent set.

Worth investigating at least.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable, 19 July 2013
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One of an ever-growing list of nostalgic compilations featuring punk, new wave and ska hits from the late 1970's and early 1980's. This popular budget-priced 60 song collection makes a reasonable job out of it. There are many memorable moments spread across Teenage Kicks 1977-1981 that still make my heart skip a beat, such as Pil's 'Public Image', The Specials 'Ghost Town' and Magazine's 'Shot By Both Sides', as well as plenty of fine - if highly predictable - selections from commercially successful groups like The Jam, The Stranglers, Madness, and the Pretenders.

However, this 3-and-a bit-hour survey of a significant period in rock history isn't without its faults. There is nothing here by heavy hitters The Clash and Sex Pistols; an undeniable Anglo-centric bias on the part of its compilers, and no post-punk from the likes of Gang of Four and Wire. Subtitling it "The Music That Changed Everything" also seems hubristic- did Tenpole Tudor's 'Swords Of A 1000 Men' or The Vapors' 'Turning Japanese' really turn anybody's world upside down? Whilst the inclusion of Junior Murvin's reggae classic 'Police and Thieves' felt tokenistic. That is why I have to say I prefer Demon Music Group's comparably priced 100 Hits: Punk & New Wave to this unimaginatively named TV-advertised 3 CD set: it is bigger and far more daring in its selection of material.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, 7 Jan 2013
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takes you back to the day, I would recommend this to all those who remember the 70's / 80's with fond memories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 26 Nov 2012
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I was really surprised how good this album is. It brought back lots of memories. Well worth buying, value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars retro music, 5 Jan 2013
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fab music brilliant delivery no complaints great artists with great sounds bought it as a gift everybody loved it money well spent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 19 Nov 2012
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Speedy delivery.
Great tunes - most of them. Fab playing it loud in your car - it brightens your journey home from work.
Recommended the discs to friends
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 18 Nov 2012
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I. P. Craven (merseyside england) - See all my reviews
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Great service and great music, if your into this era of music. I personnally think this is the best era for music but thats just my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars review, 18 Jun 2014
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I got this C.D for my brother-in-law as a Christmas
present he absolutely loves it the recommended it to family and friends
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, 22 May 2014
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Present for my partners mam and dad. Don't really know what they thought of it and I've never listened to it so I don't know. Good fast delivery
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