Various - The Best Punk Album In The World ... Ever! 2

Various - The Best Punk Album In The World ... Ever! 2

Original Release Date

1996

Release Information

UK 2xCD 1996 (Circa - VTDCD 79)

Disc One
1 Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
2 Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
3 The Stranglers - No More Heroes
4 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
5 Spizzenergi - Where's Captain Kirk?
6 Buzzcocks - Orgasm Addict
7 Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
8 The Jam - The Eton Rifles
9 The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
10 Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
11 Saints - This Perfect Day
12 The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys
13 X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
14 Generation X - King Rocker
15 Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
16 Adam & The Ants - King Of The Wild Frontier
17 B52s - Rock Lobster
18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up
19 Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sweet Gene Vincent
20 Nick Lowe - So It Goes
21 Mink De Ville - Spanish Stroll
22 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
23 Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
24 Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
Disc Two
1 Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun
2 The Stranglers - Something Better Change
3 Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
4 The Vapors - Turning Japanese
5 Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind
6 Penetration - Don't Dictate
7 Dr. Feelgood - She Does It Right
8 The Skids - The Saints Are Coming
9 Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts
10 Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer
11 Patti Smith Group - Rock & Roll Nigger
12 Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
13 999 - Emergency
14 The Damned - Smash It Up
15 The Tubes - Don't Touch Me There
16 Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
17 The Banned - Little Girl
18 Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
19 Teardrop Explodes - Treason (It's Just A Story)
20 Wire - Outdoor Miner
21 Devo - Satisfaction (I Can't Get Me No)
22 P.I.L. - Death Disco
23 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
24 John Cooper Clarke - Beasly Street

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Concept and compilation by Ashley Abram

Reviews & Opinions

ALL MUSIC GUIDE: This set doesn't cohere as successfully as volume one, but it still has some essential music for fans of punk and new wave. The selection of punk standards is faultless again, with standouts from the Sex Pistols, X-Ray Spex, 999, and the Damned joined by the less common "This Perfect Day" by the Saints, "Staring at the Rude Boys" by the Ruts, and "The Saints Are Coming" by the Skids. Punk songs "Suspect Device," "Don't Dictate," and "Where's Captain Kirk" are absolutely not to be missed. The real highlight here, though, is Patti Smith's "Rock & Roll Nigger," a brash, disarming, supercharged anthem that deserves its place in the punk pantheon. A lighter touch is added by the gems "Outdoor Miner," "Shake Some Action," and "Spanish Stroll." Unlike volume one, the new wave selections here feel too radio friendly to capture the underground bite that punk fans love. "King Rocker," however, is a tribute to the King by Generation X that surprisingly works in this context, while "Don't Touch Me There" is less successful at capturing the punk mood. Despite its faults, this is a good source for more classic songs and buried treasures from the punk era.

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