Various - 20 Of Another Kind

Various - 20 Of Another Kind

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK LP 1979 (Polydor - POLS 1006)

A1 Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi
A2 The Jam - In The City
A3 The Skids - Sweet Suburbia
A4 Otway & Barratt - Beware Of The Flowers ('Cos I'm Sure They're Going To Get You Yeh!)
A5 Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout
A6 The Cure - Killing An Arab
A7 Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
A8 The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes
A9 Generation X - Ready Steady Go
A10 999 - Homicide
B1 The Stranglers - No More Heroes
B2 The Boys - The First Time [sic]
B3 Patrik Fitzgerald - Irrelevant Battles
B4 Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
B5 The Jolt - No Excuses
B6 Otway & Barratt - Really Free
B7 The Heartbreakers - Born Too Loose
B8 999 - Emergency
B9 The Lurkers - I'm On Heat
B10 The Jam - 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 45, 3 wks


A1: Courtesy of Phonogram Records Ltd
A3. Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
A6. Courtesy of Eighteenage Records Ltd
A7. Courtesy of Rigid Digit Records Ltd
A8. Courtesy of Bright Records Ltd
A9. Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd
A10, B1, B8. Courtesy of United Artists Records Ltd
B2: Courtesy of NEMS Records Ltd
B3: Courtesy of Small Wonder Records Ltd
B7: Courtesy of Track Records Ltd
B9: Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records Ltd

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, FEBRUARY 1979: Reasonable collection of mainstream New Wave singles from last year for the non-singles buyer. All established stuff, however, including several hits, and only The Cure offer anything really new and interesting. Still, at least you know what you're getting this time. Dreadful cover. Best trax: choose your own! (5 out of 10)

Additional Notes

SMASH HITS, DECEMBER 1978: The Jam also figure twice on a Polydor new wave compilation album. There are one or two fillers among the 20 tracks, but mostly it's a strong collection - and a good way to catch up on some fine singles you might have neglected to add to your collection in their 7-inch forms. Best tracks are Siouxsie & The Banshees' 'Hong Kong Garden', The Jam's 'In The City', The Stranglers' 'No More Heroes', Sham's 'If The Kids Are United', and The Adverts' 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'. Also represented are Otway & Barratt, Gen X, The Boys and 999.

SMASH HITS, JANUARY 1979: Release of the new wave compilation "Twenty Of Another Kind", which we told you about last month, has been held up due to objections from Siouxsie & The Banshees over the inclusion of 'Hong Kong Garden'. The Banshees say they weren't asked if they would allow their track to go on, and now they're withholding permission.


Various - 20 Of Another Kind - UK LP 1979 (Polydor - POLS 1006)Various - 20 Of Another Kind - UK LP 1979 (Polydor - POLS 1006)

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