Chaos U.K. - Kings For A Day - The Vinyl Japan Years

Chaos U.K. - Kings For A Day - The Vinyl Japan Years

Original Release Date

2008

Release Information

UK CD 2008 (Anagram - CD PUNK 149)

CD1 - Heard It, Seen It, Done It
1 Gob On You 2:11
2 You Bastard 1:18
3 Public Image 2:28
4 Butcher Baby 2:55
5 Pump It Up 3:03
6 Don't Talk To Me 2:31
7 New Religion 1:46
8 Sick Of You 3:21
9 Fuck All Y'All 2:57
10 Handle With Care 2:20
11 Witch Hunt 3:41
12 Plaistow Patricia 3:51
13 Blackmail Man 2:02
14 Belsen Was A Gas 1:57
Bonus Tracks
15 For Adolfs Only 1:38
16 Bone Idol 1:57
17 Brain Bomb 1:48
CD2 - The Singles
1 King For A Day 2:24
2 Outta My Brain 1:53
3 Marvellous 2:25
4 Ramraid 2:25
5 Student 1:34
6 Police Story 1:31
7 C. Rap 2:44
8 Society 1:50
9 Ain't Got a Clue 1:40
10 Through With You 2:10
11 Speed 2:39
12 Chunderer 3:37
13 2000 Lies 2:28
14 This Song Has Been Genetically Modified 3:35
15 T.P.F.P. 2:58
16 Travis-ty 4:01
17 Gone & Forgotten 2:05
18 Killa On Da Loose 10:49

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Credits

CD1:
1-14: Heard It, Seen It, Done It LP/CD, 1998
15-17: Punk's Not Dread comp LP/CD, 1991
CD2:
1-5: King For A Day 7"/12"/CDS, 1996
6-11: Making Half A Killing 12", 1992
12-16: Kanpai 12"/CDS, 2000
17-18: The Dangerous Study split 12"/CDS, 2001

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SHANE BALDWIN, RECORD COLLECTOR: Chaos built a large following around the world, particularly in Japan, where they toured regularly after 1985. As the title suggests, most of the tracks on this two-disc collection comprised of the material recorded for the Vinyl Japan label, the most amusing being their 1998 album of covers, Heard It, Seen It, Done It. Gob On You, from the Not The Nine O’Clock News TV programme, is played perfectly straight, as is ATV’s You Bastard. Most fun, however, is Public Image, which, with a fairly authentic backing track, sounds like PiL fronted by the 4-Skins’ Garry Hodges. Singer Chaos’ dulcet tones are naturally more at home on Ian Dury’s Plaistow Patricia and Blackmail Man but, really, it’s more of a laugh to hear him wrecking Elvis Costello’s Pump It Up. The second disc rounds up Chaos U.K.’s singles and EPs released on Vinyl Japan and demonstrates that, for all their piss-taking, they eventually became a pretty tight musical unit.

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