Punk: The Early Years

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
The Vibrators are proof positive that the good don't necessarily always die young. For over a quarter-century, the band has been churning out fierce record after record, and as a result making people half their age look like the foolish amateurs they are. This time around, with Punk: The Early Years, the group pays tribute to many of their early contemporaries on the punk rock circuit, playing 20 tunes from the Damned, the Undertones, and several by the godfathers of it all, the Ramones. It's interesting to hear the Vibrators ferocious takes on each of these punk gems, especially on their collaboration with Wayne Kramer on "Sonic Reducer." But Vibrators' fans will ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
The Vibrators are proof positive that the good don't necessarily always die young. For over a quarter-century, the band has been churning out fierce record after record, and as a result making people half their age look like the foolish amateurs they are. This time around, with Punk: The Early Years, the group pays tribute to many of their early contemporaries on the punk rock circuit, playing 20 tunes from the Damned, the Undertones, and several by the godfathers of it all, the Ramones. It's interesting to hear the Vibrators ferocious takes on each of these punk gems, especially on their collaboration with Wayne Kramer on "Sonic Reducer." But Vibrators' fans will certainly enjoy this one, and new-schoolers just getting on-board should take out a pencil and paper; school's definitely in session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157161724
  • Catalog Number: 1617
  • Sales rank: 125,164

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Riot (1:44)
  2. 2 New Rose (2:38)
  3. 3 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (2:35)
  4. 4 Automatic Lover (2:18)
  5. 5 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (3:35)
  6. 6 Sonic Reducer - Wayne Kramer (3:13)
  7. 7 Pretty Vacant (3:05)
  8. 8 Emotional Blackmail (2:44)
  9. 9 (I'm) Stranded (3:18)
  10. 10 Baby Baby (3:48)
  11. 11 Nasty Nasty (2:01)
  12. 12 Into the Valley (3:20)
  13. 13 Vibrator - Leonard G. Phillips (3:19)
  14. 14 Rip Up the City (3:15)
  15. 15 Judy Is a Punk (1:25)
  16. 16 Born to Lose (2:50)
  17. 17 Teenage Kicks (2:17)
  18. 18 Whips and Furs (2:06)
  19. 19 Borstal Breakout (2:07)
  20. 20 Beat on the Brat (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Vibrators Primary Artist
Knox Guitar, Vocals
Wayne Kramer Guitar, Vocals
Leonard Graves Phillips Vocals
John Elllis Guitar
John MacArthur Ellis Guitar
Pete Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Leonard G. Phillips Vocals
Eddie Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
J.J. Burnel Composer
Pat Collier Producer
Thomas Erdelyi Composer
Bob Kulick Producer, Audio Production
John O'Neill Composer
J.A. Black Composer
Jessica Corcoran Engineer
S.T. Jones Composer
Ian Carnochan Composer
B. James Composer
Anthony Focx Mastering
Brett Chassen Engineer
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