Postpunk Chronicles: Going Underground

Postpunk Chronicles: Going Underground

     
 
For the most part, Going Underground is a coronation of the guitar in the post-punk ethic. With a couple exceptions -- like Throbbing Gristle -- this volume in the Postpunk Chronicles series demonstrates the fusion of distortion and power with rediscovered pop melody. A dollop or two of romantic angst doesn't hurt

Overview

For the most part, Going Underground is a coronation of the guitar in the post-punk ethic. With a couple exceptions -- like Throbbing Gristle -- this volume in the Postpunk Chronicles series demonstrates the fusion of distortion and power with rediscovered pop melody. A dollop or two of romantic angst doesn't hurt either. A handful of punk and alternative's most important all-time artists show up here, such as the Smiths, Sonic Youth, Gang of Four, Pere Ubu, and the Jam; much of the second tier is represented as well. Highlights are all over the map: the Smiths' still-rousing "What Difference Does It Make?," troubadour Billy Bragg's wistful "A New England," and two of nihilism's all-time greatest hits, the Soft Boys' "I Wanna Destroy You" and Pere Ubu's "Final Solution." The "title track" from the Jam closes the set as both an epitaph and a hint of where this music was largely headed: to the American underground, until bands like Nirvana proclaimed its importance to a wider audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/12/1999
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227533427
catalogNumber:
75334

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Bragg   Track Performer
Gang of Four   Track Performer
Go-Betweens   Track Performer
Green on Red   Track Performer
Jam   Track Performer
Lydia Lunch   Track Performer
Lyres   Track Performer
Pere Ubu   Track Performer
Smiths   Track Performer
Soft Boys   Track Performer
Sonic Youth   Track Performer
Swell Maps   Track Performer
Teardrop Explodes   Track Performer
Three O'Clock   Track Performer
Throbbing Gristle   Track Performer
Rain Parade   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Clive Langer   Producer
Dave Allen   Composer
John Brand   Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Hugo Burnham   Composer
Pat Collier   Producer
Chris D.   Producer
Andrew Gill   Composer
Louis Gutierrez   Composer
Nick Launay   Producer
Earle Mankey   Producer
Mike Mariano   Composer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
John Porter   Producer
Michael Quercio   Composer
David Roback   Producer
Alan Winstanley   Producer
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven   Producer
Andy King   Composer
Jon King   Composer,Producer
Julie Vlasak   Art Direction
Dave Allen   Composer

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