VA - D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene 1975-78 (1993)

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VA - D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene 1975-78 (1993)

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FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans) | 1h 1 min | Genre: New Wave, Punk, Synth-pop, Garage Rock, Proto-Punk | Label: Rhino Records | 407 MB

From the outset, New York punk rock had more subgenres and styles than its British counterparts. Even the Ramones, who were seemingly the most straightforward band on the scene, had a distinctly arty conceit behind their fusion of garage-rock, bubblegum, and pop-culture kitsch. Most of their contemporaries had similar attitudes, whether it was Blondie with their sexy, ironic revision of '60s pop, Television's cerebral guitar rock, Richard Hell's jaggedly atonal rock, Patti Smith's punk poetry, or Suicide's eerie synthesizers. All of those bands are collected on the superb overview D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene (1975-78), along with such cult favorites as the Dictators ("[I Live for] Cars and Girls"), Mink DeVille ("Let Me Dream If I Want To"), Wayne County, the Dead Boys, the Heartbreakers, and the Mumps. While Talking Heads are missing from the collection, Blank Generation nevertheless is an accurate and nearly flawless portrait of the heyday of New York punk.

1. Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (02:14)
2. The Dictators – (I Live For) Cars And Girls (03:58)
3. Patti Smith Group – Ask The Angels (03:10)
4. Tuff Darts – All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (03:16)
5. Mink DeVille – Let Me Dream If I Want To (02:54)
6. Wayne County And The Back Street Boys – Max's Kansas City 1976 (05:37)
7. Blondie – X Offender (03:12)
8. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation (02:45)
9. Television – See No Evil (03:52)
10. Blondie – In The Flesh (02:32)
11. Mink DeVille – Spanish Stroll (03:40)
12. Television – Venus (03:54)
13. The Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer (03:07)
14. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks (02:55)
15. Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (02:47)
16. Mumps – Crocodile Tears (02:10)
17. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Love Comes In Spurts (02:02)
18. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Born To Lose (03:06)
19. Suicide – Cheree (03:47)

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