Various - Submarine Tracks & Fool's Gold (Chiswick Chartbusters Volume One)

Various - Submarine Tracks & Fool's Gold (Chiswick Chartbusters Volume One)

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK LP 1977 (Chiswick - CH2)

A1 The 101'ers - Keys To Your Heart 3:36
A2 The Count Bishops - Teenage Letter 2:20
A3 The Gorillas - She's My Gal 2:45
A4 Little Bob Story - I'm Crying 3:08
A5 The Count Bishops - Train Train 3:15
A6 The Gorillas - Gorilla Got Me 3:07
B1 Radio Stars - Dirty Pictures 2:50
B2 The Gorillas - Gatecrasher 2:55
B3 Rocky Sharpe & The Razors - Drip Drop 2:14
B4 Little Bob Story - Baby Don't Cry 3:20
B5 The Count Bishops - Route 66 2:52
B6 Rocky Sharpe & The Razors - So Hard To Laugh 2:24

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UK CD 2007 (Chiswick - CDHP 028)

1 The 101'ers - Keys To Your Heart 3:36
2 The Count Bishops - Teenage Letter 2:20
3 The Gorillas - She's My Gal 2:45
4 Little Bob Story - I'm Crying 3:08
5 The Count Bishops - Train Train 3:15
6 The Gorillas - Gorilla Got Me 3:07
7 Radio Stars - Dirty Pictures 2:50
8 The Gorillas - Gatecrasher 2:55
9 Rocky Sharpe & The Razors - Drip Drop 2:14
10 Little Bob Story - Baby Don't Cry 3:20
11 The Count Bishops - Route 66 2:52
12 Rocky Sharpe & The Razors - So Hard To Laugh 2:24

Chart Placings

None

Credits

LP:

Design: Geoff Halpin
Photography: Paul Wakefield

Additional Credits

A1 A-Side of Keys To Your Heart 7", released June 1976
A2, B5: From Speedball E.P., released November 1975
A3 A-Side of She's My Gal 7", released July 1976
A4, B4: From Little Bob Story 7" E.P., released December 1976
A5: A-Side of Train Train 7", released August 1976
A6, B2: Gatecrasher 7", released January 1977
B1: A-Side of Dirty Pictures 7", released April 1977
B3, B6: From Rocky Sharpe And The Razors E.P., released October 1976

Reviews & Opinions

JOE SHOORMAN, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2007: At the time this was first released on vinyl, it was a repackaging of various Chiswick 45s anyway, and was no doubt given a more eloquent review than this one at the time. Still, in good ol’ 2007 the reissue of the reissue is perhaps, in a sense, a much more satisfyingly itchy-panted proposition than it was back then. Stripped away from its punk-era context, the tracks fit more neatly into the timeline of ‘pure’ rock’n’roll than anything else. The 101ers’ run-through of Keys To Your Heart now seems to make sense with The Clash’s career as a whole, and the three Gorillas tracks are nothing short of excellent, with hints of glam rock amid the hi-octane rock’n’roll. Count Bishops’ take on Route 66 is as cool as you could hope, but Radio Stars’ Dirty Pictures is just daft. Given some of the more overtly political stuff going on elsewhere, there’s an endearing quality to some of these singles that’s often overlooked in punk-era retrospectives.

Additional Notes

Label sampler. The cover stars are label stars Johnny Moped (Johnny himself is leaning against the doorway, Slimey Toad and Fred Berk are holding gold discs, and Dave Berk is sitting), who are not on this LP but do feature on the follow-up, Long Shots, Dead Certs And Odds On Favourites - Chiswick Chartbusters Vol. 2.

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UK LP 1977 (Chiswick - CH2). Click here for more

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UK CD 2007 (Chiswick - CDHP 028). Mini-album replica card sleeve (or "luscious hip pocket" as Chiswick claims). Click here for more

 

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