Postpunk Chronicles: Going Underground

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All Music Guide - Paul Pearson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Paul Pearson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227533427
  • Catalog Number: 75334

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Difference Does It Make? (3:52)
  2. 2 Passionate Friend (3:31)
  3. 3 A New England (2:14)
  4. 4 Cattle and Cane - The Go-Betweens (4:00)
  5. 5 Upside Down - The Jesus and Mary Chain (2:59)
  6. 6 Buried Alive (2:45)
  7. 7 I Wanna Destroy You (2:52)
  8. 8 To Hell With Poverty! (3:27)
  9. 9 Let's Build A Car (3:07)
  10. 10 Adrenalin (3:57)
  11. 11 Gravity Talks (2:33)
  12. 12 I Look Around (3:06)
  13. 13 Jet Fighter (3:27)
  14. 14 Death Valley '69 (5:10)
  15. 15 Final Solution (5:03)
  16. 16 Going Underground (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Bragg Track Performer
Gang of Four Track Performer
The Go-Betweens Track Performer
Green on Red Track Performer
The Jam Track Performer
Lydia Lunch Track Performer
Lyres Track Performer
Pere Ubu Track Performer
The Smiths Track Performer
The Soft Boys Track Performer
Sonic Youth Track Performer
Swell Maps Track Performer
The Teardrop Explodes Track Performer
The 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
Bill Inglot Remastering
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 Schultz Remastering
Dave Allen Composer
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