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This sprawling four-disc set -- something of a bookend to Rhino's encyclopedic punk collection, No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion -- digs deep into the history of what some call post-punk and others have dubbed indie-rock. It's a dauntingly large amount of territory to cover, but the producers have done so effectively, crisscrossing this country, as well as swaths of Europe, and cherry-picking both easily recognizable bands and equally worthy obscure names that might otherwise be consigned to rock history footnotes. The former category yields songs that have become standards -- including R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe" and the Smiths' "This Charming Man" -- as well as ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
This sprawling four-disc set -- something of a bookend to Rhino's encyclopedic punk collection, No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion -- digs deep into the history of what some call post-punk and others have dubbed indie-rock. It's a dauntingly large amount of territory to cover, but the producers have done so effectively, crisscrossing this country, as well as swaths of Europe, and cherry-picking both easily recognizable bands and equally worthy obscure names that might otherwise be consigned to rock history footnotes. The former category yields songs that have become standards -- including R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe" and the Smiths' "This Charming Man" -- as well as surprising, under-aired material, notably the pre-fame Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Hollywood/Africa" and the Cure's "A Forest." While Left of the Dial touches on virtually every subgenre imaginable -- hitting on hardcore with Minor Threat's anthemic "Straight Edge," goth with Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead," and second-wave garage rock via the Lyres' "I Wanna Help You Ann" -- the songs are mortared together so carefully that it all holds together perfectly. Even so, there are standouts, mostly those that don't fit easily into any readily identifiable category, thus flaunting the era's sonic variety. The Gun Club's feral "Sex Beat," for instance, straddles Angeleno punk and Delta howl; the Feelies' hyper-kinetic "Fa Cé-La" speeds up Velvet Underground–style sonic grind, adding a heaping helping of buttoned-up suburbiana in the process; and Prefab Sprout's "When Love Breaks Down" is a tip of the hat to Stephen Sondheim perhaps as adventurous a move as one could muster in the '80s underground. More than anything else, however, Left of the Dial proves that its contents -- particularly the Gang of Four's revolution-funk call to arms "To Hell with Poverty" -- stand up every bit as well two decades on.
All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Alternative rock of the 1980s was such a large and diverse scene that any box set documenting the genre is bound to be the cause of debate as to what is and isn't included, even a four-CD, 82-track production such as this one. Despite the inevitable exclusions, Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground does a decent job of collecting representative cuts from all spectrums of the style, even if it does tilt toward the more mainstream of such acts. Of course, artists like R.E.M., the Cure, Aztec Camera, the Pretenders, Ultravox, Lone Justice, the Smithereens, Concrete Blonde, Echo & the Bunnymen, and the Church all sampled on this box were "mainstream" only by the standards of the more left-leaning college radio programmers; by the measurements of the actual mainstream, they were still pretty "alternative," even "underground" in some cases. And the set doesn't neglect the edgier side of '80s underground rock, with tracks by the Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Throbbing Gristle, the Minutemen, Black Flag, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Gun Club, the Butthole Surfers, the Raincoats, and Beat Happening as well. Between the poles are numerous slices of music of different shades of anti-mainstreamdom, from the paisley underground the Three O'Clock, the Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate and an iconoclastic singer/songwriter Billy Bragg to British guitar-grounded sounds the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Stone Roses, XTC, goth Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, folk-punk the Violent Femmes, retro-garage the Lyres, ska the English Beat, and even punk novelty the Dead Milkmen. Naturally, there's room for argument about some of the choices: Prefab Sprout's alt-rock credentials are certainly specious, for instance, and the roll call of missing notables includes the Fall, Shonen Knife, the Chills, Romeo Void, the Television Personalities, the Wipers, the Mekons, and many others. There are few real surprises or underexposed gems: the Passions' 1981 single "I'm in Love With a German Film Star" is about the only item by a group that hasn't been canonized in the '80s alternative rock pantheon, though actually that song was a British hit. On the other hand, the astute and eclectic programming makes for a better listen than other attempts that have been made to compile '80s alternative rock. It's sort of like listening to an actual '80s college radio station, but one that's more listenable than any college radio stations actually were, both because of the catholic stylistic assortment and the selection of some of these artists' very best songs. If you did listen to this sort of music devotedly back in the '80s, in fact, much of this will be like revisiting familiar hits and standards, even if few of them actually made the charts as actual hits and then usually in the U.K.: R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe," the Dead Kennedys' "Holiday in Cambodia," the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey," Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart," the Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun," XTC's "Senses Working Overtime," the Sugarcubes' "Birthday," Faith No More's "We Care a Lot," the Church's "Under the Milky Way," Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Christine," Gun Club's "Sex Beat," and Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized," for instance, all fall into that category. And if you didn't experience the music directly during the era, this box set still gives you a pretty good idea of what was going on, and what paths to travel down for further investigation.
Rolling Stone - Douglas Wolk
Virtually all of these songs and recordings have held up beautifully.

Virtually all of these songs and recordings have held up beautifully.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227649029
  • Catalog Number: 76490

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Radio Free Europe - R.E.M. (4:05)
  2. 2 Going Underground - The Jam (2:56)
  3. 3 A Forest - The Cure (4:54)
  4. 4 Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys (4:38)
  5. 5 I'm in Love With a German Film Star - The Passions (4:01)
  6. 6 I Will Dare - The Replacements (3:19)
  7. 7 That's When I Reach for My Revolver - Mission of Burma (3:52)
  8. 8 Johnny Hit and Run Pauline - X (2:49)
  9. 9 Just Like Honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain (3:01)
  10. 10 Black Celebration - Depeche Mode (4:53)
  11. 11 Tell Me When It's Over - The Dream Syndicate (3:33)
  12. 12 Hollywood (Africa) - Red Hot Chili Peppers (5:03)
  13. 13 Temptation - New Order (5:43)
  14. 14 Ghosts - Japan (4:32)
  15. 15 A Song from Under the Floorboards - Magazine (4:11)
  16. 16 Oblivious - Aztec Camera (3:11)
  17. 17 Don't Want to Know If You're Lonely - Hüsker Dü (3:32)
  18. 18 Rise Above - Black Flag (2:26)
  19. 19 Back in Flesh - Wall of Voodoo (3:42)
  20. 20 Cattle and Cane - The Go-Betweens (3:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Message of Love - Pretenders (3:28)
  2. 2 Vienna - Ultravox (4:39)
  3. 3 Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr. (3:37)
  4. 4 This Charming Man - The Smiths (2:43)
  5. 5 Stigmata - Ministry (5:44)
  6. 6 Ways to Be Wicked - Lone Justice (3:25)
  7. 7 Wardance - Killing Joke (3:48)
  8. 8 Enola Gay - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (3:30)
  9. 9 Mirror in the Bathroom - The English Beat (3:06)
  10. 10 Fairytale in the Supermarket - The Raincoats (2:59)
  11. 11 Behind the Wall of Sleep - The Smithereens (3:22)
  12. 12 Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing - Minutemen (1:31)
  13. 13 Punk Rock Girl - The Dead Milkmen (2:37)
  14. 14 Still in Hollywood - Concrete Blonde (3:45)
  15. 15 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (3:27)
  16. 16 Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes (2:24)
  17. 17 Lake of Fire - Meat Puppets (1:57)
  18. 18 Amplifier - The dB's (3:07)
  19. 19 When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout (3:44)
  20. 20 Goo Goo Muck - The Cramps (3:05)
  21. 21 This Corrosion - The Sisters of Mercy (4:29)
  22. 22 Senses Working Overtime - XTC (4:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Cutter - Echo & the Bunnymen (3:53)
  2. 2 Pay to Cum - Bad Brains (1:26)
  3. 3 Birthday - The Sugarcubes (3:59)
  4. 4 Madonna of the Wasps - Robyn Hitchcock (3:06)
  5. 5 We Care a Lot - Faith No More (4:03)
  6. 6 Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth (6:57)
  7. 7 To Hell With Poverty - Gang of Four (4:59)
  8. 8 Fa Cé-La - The Feelies (2:01)
  9. 9 Ana NG - They Might Be Giants (3:20)
  10. 10 Swamp Thing - The Chameleons UK (5:56)
  11. 11 The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (5:08)
  12. 12 I Look Around - Rain Parade (3:06)
  13. 13 All That Money Wants - The Psychedelic Furs (3:47)
  14. 14 Under the Milky Way - The Church (4:59)
  15. 15 Rise - Public Image Ltd. (6:18)
  16. 16 Kundalini Express - Love and Rockets (5:51)
  17. 17 Gravity Talks - Green on Red (2:37)
  18. 18 Adrenalin - Throbbing Gristle (3:55)
  19. 19 She Bangs the Drums - The Stone Roses (3:43)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies (2:56)
  2. 2 Uncertain Smile - The The (4:54)
  3. 3 Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus (9:34)
  4. 4 Christine - Siouxsie and the Banshees (2:59)
  5. 5 Straight Edge - Minor Threat (0:46)
  6. 6 I Want to Help You Ann - Lyres (2:30)
  7. 7 Our Secret - Beat Happening (2:48)
  8. 8 Jane Says - Jane's Addiction (4:53)
  9. 9 World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope (3:34)
  10. 10 Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush (5:00)
  11. 11 Sex Beat - The Gun Club (2:48)
  12. 12 Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven (2:30)
  13. 13 Institutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies (3:49)
  14. 14 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops - Cocteau Twins (4:11)
  15. 15 24 Hour Party People - Happy Mondays (4:38)
  16. 16 I Want You Back - Hoodoo Gurus (3:11)
  17. 17 Surburban Home - Descendents (1:42)
  18. 18 A Pair of Brown Eyes - The Pogues (4:53)
  19. 19 Jet Fighter - The Three O'Clock (3:27)
  20. 20 Moving to Florida - Butthole Surfers (4:31)
  21. 21 A New England - Billy Bragg (2:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barry Adamson Bass, Background Vocals
Ginger Baker Drums
Jello Biafra Vocals
Billy Bragg Guitar, Vocals
Kate Bush Voices, fairlight
Exene Cervenka Vocals
Julian Cope Guitar, Vocals
Christopher Cross Bass
John Doe Bass, Vocals
Thomas Dolby Synthesizer, Keyboards
Klaus Flouride Bass, Vocals
Robert Forster Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Grant Hart Drums, Vocals
Robyn Hitchcock Guitar, Vocals
Mick Karn Bass
Steve Kilbey Bass, Vocals
Peter Koppes Guitar
Chris Mars Drums, Tambourine
Maria McKee Vocals
Bob Mould Guitar, Vocals
Peter Murphy Vocals
Lee Ranaldo Guitar, Vocals
Brian Ritchie Bass
Henry Rollins Vocals
Midge Ure Guitar, Vocals
Steve Vai Guitar
Dave Wakeling Guitar, Vocals
Andre Williams Background Vocals
Daniel Ash Guitar, Vocals
Chris Carter Synthesizer, Keyboards
David J Bass, Vocals
Victor de Lorenzo Drums
Howard Devoto Vocals
Roger Miller Guitar, Voices
Steven Roback Bass, Vocals
Jonathan Segel Violin, Vocals
Chris Stamey Guitar, Vocals
Jack Waterson Bass, Vocals
Steve Wynn Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Foxton Bass, Vocals
Maceo Parker Saxophone
Ray Manzarek Organ
Andy Partridge Guitar, Vocals
Cosey Fanni Tutti Guitar, Cornet, Vocals
Youth Bass, Vocals
Mike Campbell Guitar
Matt Piucci Guitar, Sitar, Vocals
Billy Currie Keyboards, Vocals
Greg Ginn Guitar
Bobbye Hall Tambourine
Shankar Strings
Kendra Smith Bass
Paul Westerberg Mandolin, Vocals, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Eric Avery Bass
Bernard Albrecht Guitar, Vocals
John Ashton Guitar
Vicki Aspinall Violin, Vocals
Milo Aukerman Vocals
Brian Baker Bass
Sigtryggur Baldursson Percussion, Drums
Richard Barbieri Keyboards
Paul Barker Bass
Roland Barker Keyboards
Lou Barlow Bass, Vocals
Danny Benair Drums
Benmont Tench Organ, Piano
Gina Birch Vocals
D. Boon Guitar, Vocals
Roddy Bottum Keyboards
Clyde Bramley Bass, Vocals
Peter Buck Guitar, Soloist
Rick Buckler Drums
Hugo Burnham Drums
Tim Butler Bass
Chris Cacavas Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Warren Cann Drums
Martin Chambers Drums
Terry Chambers Drums
Philip Chevron Guitar, Vocals
Peter Christopherson Synthesizer
Crispin Cioe Flute, Saxophone
Bernie Clarke Keyboards
Keith Clayton Bass
Dean Clean Drums, Background Vocals
George Clinton Background Vocals
Jaz Coleman Keyboards, Vocals
Clint Conley Bass, Guitar, Voices
Rick Coraccio Bass
Benny Cowan Trumpet
Andy Cox Guitar
Ian Curtis Vocals
Dick Cuthell Horn
Ana Da Silva Guitar, Vocals
Darryl Bass, Background Vocals
Double DeHarrison Organ, Clavinet
Kim Deal Bass
Dennis Diken Drums, Vocals
Ward Dotson Guitar, Slide Guitar
Dennis Duck Drums
Chuck Dukowski Bass
East Bay Ray Guitar
Andrew Eldritch Vocals
James Eller Bass
Stuart Elliot Drums
Vince Ely Drums
Grant Estes Guitar
Pete Farndon Bass
Perry Farrell Vocals
David Faulkner Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
James Fearnley Piano, Accordion
Anton Fier Bass Drums, Snare Drums
Jem Finer Banjo
Andrew Fletcher Guitar
Dave Formula Keyboards
Roddy Frame Guitar, Vocals
Black Francis Guitar, Vocals
Elizabeth Fraser Vocals
David Gahan Vocals
Simon Gallup Bass
Gordon Gano Guitar, Vocals
Genesis P-Orridge Bass, Clarinet, Vocals
Andrew Gill Guitar
Bobby Gillespie Drums
Bob Glaub Bass
Will Glenn Violin, Keyboards
Barbara Gogan Guitar, Vocals
Kim Gordon Bass, Vocals
Martin Gore Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals
Bill Gould Bass
Terry Graham Drums
Charles T. Gray Synthesizer, Keyboards
David Gregory Guitar
Anthony Guess Drums
Robin Guthrie Guitar
Louis Gutierrez Guitar, Vocals
Douglas Hart Bass
Mathieu Hartley Keyboards
Kevin Haskins Percussion, Drums
Gibby Haynes Vocals
Ryan Hedgecock Guitar
Don Heffington Drums
Gene Holder Bass
Malcolm Holmes Percussion, Drums
Peter Holsapple Organ, Guitar, Vocals
James Honeyman-Scott Guitar
Peter Hook Bass
Earl Hudson Drums, Background Vocals
George Hurley Drums
Chrissie Hynde Guitar, Vocals
Lux Interior Vocals
Poison Ivy Guitar
Steve Jansen Drums, Keyboards, electronics
Peter Jesperson Interviewee
Calvin Johnson Vocals
Al Jourgensen Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Karen Karlsrud Violin
Tommy Keane uillean pipes
Joe Kernich Piano
Anthony Kiedis Vocals
Nick Knox Drums
Victor Krummenacher Bass, Vocals
Greg Kuehn Keyboards
Paul Leary Bass, Guitar
Pat Lewis Background Vocals
John Linnell Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals
Greg Lisher Guitar
David Lovering Drums
David Lowery Guitar, Vocals
John Lydon Vocals
Shane MacGowan Guitar, Vocals
Alex MacNicol Drums
James Mankey Guitar
Mike Mariano Keyboards, Vocals
Johnny Marr Guitar, Harmonica
Cliff Martinez Drums
J Mascis Guitar, Vocals
Louiche Mayorga Bass
Andy McCluskey Synthesizer, Bass, Vocals
Ian McCulloch Guitar, Vocals
John McGeoch Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, farfisa organ
Grant McLennan Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Mercer Electric Guitar, Vocals, Shaker, Temple Blocks
Andy Metcalfe Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bill Million Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mike Mills Bass
Chris Molla Guitar, Vocals
Thurston Moore Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Moreland Bass, Keyboards
Marc Moreland Guitar
Morrissey Voices
Lindy Morrison Drums, Background Vocals
Everett Morton Drums
Chuck Mosley Vocals
Colin Moulding Bass, Vocals
Mike Muir Vocals
Murph Drums
Alan Murphy Guitar
Paul Murphy Drums
Joe Nanini Percussion, Drums
Johnette Napolitano Bass, Vocals
Dave Navarro Guitar
Greg Norton Bass
Cait O'Riordan Bass, Vocals
Campbell Owens Bass
Del Palmer Bass
Palmolive Drums
Les Pattinson Bass
Stephen Perkins Drums
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Vocals, Slide Guitar
Marty Willson-Piper Guitar
Richard Ploog Drums
Kid Congo Powers Guitar
Karl Precoda Guitar
Peter Prescott Drums, Voices
Michael Quercio Bass, Vocals
Andrew Ranken Drums, Vocals
William Reid Guitar, Vocals
Stan Ridgway Keyboards, Vocals
Bill Rieflin Drums
Will Rigby Drums
Rob Ritter Bass
David Roback Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Andy Rourke Bass
Dave Ruffy Percussion, Drums
Harry Rushakoff Drums
Paul Ryder Bass
Shaun Ryder Vocals
Ryuichi Sakamoto Keyboards
Joey Santiago Guitar, Background Vocals
Will Sergeant Guitar
Saxa Saxophone
Steven Severin Bass
Steve Shelley Drums
Brad Shepherd Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Garry Shider Background Vocals
Donald Ross Skinner Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Hillel Slovak Guitar
Amery AWOL Smith Drums
Robert Smith Guitar, Voices
Wendy Smith Vocals
Spider Stacy Vocals, tin whistle
David Steele Bass
Bill Stevenson Drums
Bob Stinson Guitar
Tommy Stinson Bass
Michael Stipe Vocals
Dan Stuart Guitar, Vocals
Martin Swope Tape
David Sylvian Keyboards, Vocals
Clive Timperley Guitar, Vocals
Laurence Tolhurst Drum (Bông)
Mike Watt Bass
Fred Wesley Trombone
Gary Whelan Drums
Chris Whitten Drums
Alan Wilder electronics
Morris Windsor Drums
Billy Zoom Guitar
Pete de Freitas Drums
Jim Babjak Guitar
Henry Benagh Fiddle
Richard Butler Vocals
Neil Conti Drums
Pat DiNizio Guitar, Vocals
Mike Joyce Drums
Mike Mesaros Bass, Vocals
Simon Raymonde Bass
Siouxsie Sioux Vocals
Flea Balzary Bass
Derrick Bostrom Drums
Steve Boyd Background Vocals
Mark Burgess Vocals
Dez Cadena Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Paul Ferguson Drums
Shirley Hayden Background Vocals
Louis Kabbabie Background Vocals
Cris Kirkwood Bass, Vocals
Curt Kirkwood Guitar, Vocals
Martin McAloon Bass
Paddy McAloon Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Morris Drums
New York Choral Society Background Vocals
Mike Payne Background Vocals
Robo Drums
Jeff "Monoman" Conolly Organ, Vocals
Bernard Sumner Guitar, Vocals
Doktor Avalanche Drums
Awesome Welles Synclavier
Bill Berry Drums
Ian Brown Vocals
Arthur Fiacco Cello
Jon King Vocals
Ian MacKaye Vocals
Corine Metter Violin
Gary Mounfield Bass
Lyle Preslar Guitar
Reni Drums, Background Vocals
Ann Rorich Cello
John Squire Guitar
David Agar Bass
D.J. Bonebrake Drums
Mark "Cow" Day Guitar
Gillian Gilbert Synthesizer, Keyboards
Paul Humphreys Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Martin Guitar
Patricia Morrison Bass, Vocals
Braggi Olafsson Bass
Frank Navetta Guitar
Tony Lombardo Bass
Bez Percussion, Dancer
Björk Gudmundsdottir Keyboards, Vocals
Dr. Know Background Vocals, Gits
Eddie Kalwa Drums
Jasper Thread Guitar, Accordion, Vocals
King Coffey Drums
Heather Lewis Drums
Danny McCormack Guitar
Matt Johnson Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Richard Williams Drums
Michael Farmer Percussion
Bret Lunsford Guitar
Einar Mellax Keyboards
Robert "Billy" Johnson Background Vocals
Jeff Nelson & Covenant Drums
Joel Virgel Background Vocals
James "Iron Head" Baker Drums
Paul John Weller Guitar, Vocals
Einar Örn Trumpet, Vocals
Dave Allen Bass
Rodney Amadeus Anonymus Vocals
John Flasnburgh Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Thor Eldon Jonson Guitar
Lord Maniac Bass, Background Vocals
Rankin Roger Vocals
Jim Reid Guitar, Vocals
Paul Davis Keyboards
John Doyle Drums
Budgie Drums
Technical Credits
Gary Stewart Liner Notes
Bad Brains Composer
Bauhaus Composer, Producer
Black Flag Producer
Billy Bragg Composer
Kate Bush Composer, Producer
Butthole Surfers Composer, Producer
Camper Van Beethoven Composer, Producer
Nick Cave Composer
Exene Cervenka Composer
The Church Producer
Cocteau Twins Composer, Producer
Concrete Blonde Producer
Julian Cope Composer
Elvis Costello Producer
The Cramps Producer
Dead Kennedys Composer
Depeche Mode Producer
Don Dixon Producer
The English Beat Composer
Faith No More Composer, Producer
Robert Forster Composer
Gang of Four Composer
Happy Mondays Composer
Grant Hart Producer
Robyn Hitchcock Composer, Producer
Jane's Addiction Composer
Japan Producer
The Jesus and Mary Chain Producer
Steve Kilbey Composer
Killing Joke Producer
Love and Rockets Composer, Producer
Magazine Composer
Meat Puppets Producer
The Meters Composer
Ministry Composer
Bob Mould Producer
New Order Composer, Producer
Tom Petty Composer
The Psychedelic Furs Composer, Producer
The Raincoats Composer, Producer
Greg Sage Producer
Sonic Youth Composer, Producer
The Sugarcubes Composer
Throbbing Gristle Composer
Ultravox Composer, Producer
Wall of Voodoo Composer, Producer
XTC Producer
Bill Laswell Composer, Producer
David J Composer
Minor Threat Composer, Producer
Steve Wynn Composer, Liner Notes
Matt Johnson Composer
Ray Manzarek Producer
Andy Partridge Composer
Bob Sargeant Producer
Jim Steinman Producer
Mayo Thompson Producer
Youth Composer
Mike Campbell Composer
Spot Producer
Phil Thornalley Producer
Greg Ginn Composer
Paul Westerberg Composer, Producer
Mark Abel Producer
Brian Beattie Producer
Steve Berlin Producer
David Birkett Producer
John Brand Producer
Ian Broudie Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Peter Buck Composer
Chris Cacavas Composer
Bernie Clarke Producer
George Clinton Producer
Jaz Coleman Composer
Clint Conley Composer
Chris D. Producer
Joy Division Composer
Mitch Easter Producer
Andrew Eldritch Composer
Perry Farrell Composer, Producer
David Faulkner Composer
Steven Fjelstad Producer
John Flansburgh Composer
Andrew Fletcher drum machine
Roddy Frame Composer
Black Francis Composer
Glen E. Friedman Producer
Simon Gallup Composer
Gordon Gano Composer
Andrew Gill Producer
Martin Gore Composer
Nigel Gray Producer
Martin Hannett Producer
Richard Harte Producer
Mathieu Hartley Composer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Jim E. Hill Producer
Peter Holsapple Composer
Mike Howlett Producer
Chrissie Hynde Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Ethan James Producer
Karin Jansson Composer
Dave Jerden Producer
Peter Jesperson Producer
Calvin Johnson Composer
Gareth Jones Producer
Greg Ladanyi Producer
Nick Launay Producer
John Leckie Producer
Mark Leviton Liner Notes
John Linnell Composer
Scott Litt Producer
Hypo Luxa Producer
John Lydon Composer, Producer
Shane MacGowan Composer
Earle Mankey Producer
Mike Mariano Composer
Johnny Marr Composer
J Mascis Composer, Producer
Louiche Mayorga Composer
Andy McCluskey Composer
Ian McCulloch Composer
Paul McKenna Producer
Grant McLennan Composer
Glenn Mercer Composer, Producer
Andy Metcalfe Producer
Daniel Miller Producer
Bill Million Composer, Producer, Contributor
Mike Mills Composer
Morrissey Composer
Mike Muir Composer
Johnette Napolitano Composer
Gil Norton Producer
Steve Nye Producer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Producer
Hugh Padgham Producer
Hermes Pan Producer
Rain Parade Producer
Les Pattinson Composer
Paul Weller Composer
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Composer
Konrad Plank Producer
John Porter Producer
Michael Quercio Composer
Jim Reid Composer
William Reid Composer
David Roback Composer, Producer
Nick Sansano Producer
Will Sergeant Composer
Steven Severin Composer
Siouxsie and the Banshees Producer
Robert Smith Composer, Producer
Ed Stasium Producer
Michael Stipe Composer
Stephen Street Producer
Dan Stuart Composer
David Sylvian Composer
Alan Thorne Producer
Geoff Travis Producer
Mark VanHecke Producer
Matt Wallace Producer
Mike Watt Composer
Pete Wilson Producer
Pete de Freitas Composer
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven Producer
Pat DiNizio Composer
Siouxsie Sioux Composer
Waddy Wachtel Producer
Mark Burgess Composer
Paul Ferguson Composer
Curt Kirkwood Composer
Bill Krauss Producer
John Lever Composer
Paddy McAloon Composer
Norm Producer
Jeff "Monoman" Conolly Composer
Kathleen Billus Liner Notes
Lol Tolhurst Composer
Bill Berry Composer
Jay Dublee Engineer
Jon King Producer
John Squire Composer
Chris Thomas Producer
Julie Vlasak Art Direction
Tony Lombardo Composer
Dave Schultz Remastering
John Srebalus Liner Notes
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Reg Smithies Composer
R. Shulman Producer
Dave Fielding Composer
Gary Stewart Liner Notes
Dave Young Orchestra Producer
Matt Johnson Contributor
Mike Stewart Producer
Dave Allen Producer
Michael Hedges Producer
Geordie Walker Composer
Bret Lunsford Composer
John Seabury Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Ginger Dettman Discographical Annotation
Anthony Wilson Liner Notes
Tim Scanlin Liner Notes
Gregg Gutierrez Composer
Dave Allen Producer
Oliver Hatch Producer
John A. Rovers Producer
Karen Schoemer Liner Notes
Mike Thorn Producer
Ronnie Cook Composer
Karen Schoemer Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    College Radio Revisited!!

    If you worked at a college radio station in the mid-80's (like I did), this collection will put you right back in the booth. It's all here...well, almost. There's a few missing nuggets - "88 Lines About 44 Women" (The Nails), "Boy (Go)" (Golden Palominos), "The Walls Came Down" (The Call), and why they left off The Smith's epic "How Soon Is Now", which is the "Freebird" of 80's alternative music, I have no idea. Nonetheless, it's a great collection not to be missed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where's The Power Pop?

    The 80s were a blast, mostly because the 70s just weren't. Bloated and/or tuneless riff-rock bands had dominated a decade until the great 3-minutes-and-your-done eighties happened, where power pop from the likes of The Plimsouls, Paul Collins' Beat, Let's Active, The Photos and others brought the fun back. Besides these great acts, also glaringly missing are Romeo Void, Oingo Boingo and Translator, but I'm sure Rhino did what they could. All in all, this is a far better set than the "Omigod" piece of junk released to represent the 80s previously. Even though U2, The Police and Blondie (even, gulp, Duran Duran) mattered in the eighties, there are a lot of worthy entries here.

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    Posted July 31, 2010

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