Themes From Great Cities

It might have come to your attention that I'm not a regular poster of love and understanding, which you will just have to get used to. I will however, have bursts of creativity where I move completely randomly from post to post with no rhyme or reason.

Some of the rips are my own, but many more are from other blogs on the interweb and I’m just sharing the wealth.

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Friday

Burning Ambitions


Possibly the first serious attempt by Cherry Red at gathering some of the best bands from ’77 through to ’82 who wore the grubby T-Shirts of punk, in one seminal gatefold double album. As noted by many commentators who love to state the obvious, no shows by The Clash, Sex Pistols, Banshees or The Ramones for a history of punk seems more like lawyers from the big labels getting involved. Although prominently a collection of UK bands there are a few classics from the colonies with The Saints, The Heartbreakers and Dead Kennedys keeping it real. Some of the other personal highlights hidden within the soft folds are The Adverts, Swell Maps, The Lurkers, Spizzenergi, Killing Joke and Vice Squad. If you want a quick and entertaining education covering some of the best music from the punk era, Burning Ambitions has it all, well almost!


Ripped from the vinyl, probably by Fredrik, originally hosted at WhyDoThingsHaveToChange blog and now hosted here in MP3 @ 320kbps


Tracklist and the usual gubbins here


 


10 comments:

  1. A must have a solid companion of 20 of another kind

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    1. Absolutely François. I received my copy from a friend in Chicago a few years ago and I still dig it out and give it a good airing every now and again.

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  2. Wow... Killer!
    Greatest comp heard in looong time.

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    1. Thanks Fabio, nice to see you

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    2. Happy to find good news on your front!
      I was listening to a Siouxie boot downloaded from Grosse Stadte.. Visiting after a while and wow!

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    3. Thanks for popping back to visit Fabio, I hope you approve of what I've done with the place

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    4. I've never been a lover of the compilation format.. but I'm downloading a little stuff, relying on your proven taste.

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    5. There's almost always some complete crap on every compilation, I advise the use of the 'Skip' function

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  3. Always a favorite of mine. Been a while since I had a vinyl copy. Thanks.

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