Punk Generation: Best of Oddities & Versions

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Along with the Sex Pistols, the Damned are definitely one of the most re-packaged bands of first-wave U.K. punk. It seems like every year, there's a new "harvest" of odds and ends Damned compilations, and the 2004 edition went by the title of Punk Generation: Best of Oddities & Versions. Comprised of 19 tracks (which frustratingly includes absolutely no track info), the set consists primarily of live versions -- which appear to have been sourced by a soundboard. And instead of focusing on uncommon tracks, the majority of Punk Generation is of Damned classics, including simply explosive readings of "Stab Your Back," "New Rose," and "Wait for the Blackout" (you can easily ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Along with the Sex Pistols, the Damned are definitely one of the most re-packaged bands of first-wave U.K. punk. It seems like every year, there's a new "harvest" of odds and ends Damned compilations, and the 2004 edition went by the title of Punk Generation: Best of Oddities & Versions. Comprised of 19 tracks (which frustratingly includes absolutely no track info), the set consists primarily of live versions -- which appear to have been sourced by a soundboard. And instead of focusing on uncommon tracks, the majority of Punk Generation is of Damned classics, including simply explosive readings of "Stab Your Back," "New Rose," and "Wait for the Blackout" (you can easily picture a group of young punks pogo'ing the night away to these tracks). That said, there is indeed an oddity or two, such as a cover of Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life." Obviously, Punk Generation is aimed at the longtime Damned fanatic, but how many similarly themed compilations is one leather jacketed, mohawked human being expected to buy?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2004
  • Label: Anarchy Music
  • UPC: 881162800024
  • Catalog Number: 8000
  • Sales rank: 109,889

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thanks for the Night (3:29)
  2. 2 Nasty (2:49)
  3. 3 Do the Blitz (1:53)
  4. 4 Shut It (2:44)
  5. 5 Testify (2:18)
  6. 6 Stab Your Back (0:57)
  7. 7 You Know (5:55)
  8. 8 Idiot Box (4:05)
  9. 9 Smash It Up (4:45)
  10. 10 New Rose (3:01)
  11. 11 Disco Man (3:46)
  12. 12 Shadow of Love (3:59)
  13. 13 Wait for the Blackout (3:37)
  14. 14 Grimly Fiendish (4:02)
  15. 15 Lust for Life (5:16)
  16. 16 I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (2:41)
  17. 17 Looking at You (3:36)
  18. 18 Love Song (2:02)
  19. 19 I Just Can't Be Happy Today (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Damned Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
Elton John Composer
MC5 Composer
Iggy Pop Composer
Prince Composer
Captain Sensible Composer
Lesley Duncan Composer
Wayne Kramer Composer
Madonna Composer
Paul Gray Composer
Rat Scabies Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Dave Vanian Composer
Algy Ward Composer
Roman Jugg Composer
Bryn Merrick Composer
Alan Lee Shaw Composer
David Harrow Mastering
Nancie Mantz Composer
Annette Tucker Composer
Michael Davis Composer
Giovanni Dadomo Composer
Sensible Tentacles Composer
Henrik Bech Poulsen Liner Notes
Steve Runkle Composer
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