Click here for home page

Click here

Contact Us | Customer Information | Privacy Policy | Audio Help

Main Menu
Submit a review
Album Reviews
Book Reviews
DVD Reviews
Sign up for newsletter
Get Your EMail Address
Submit your website
VARIOUS Happening, Alive and Nasty
EMI/Zonophone (2006)

EMI are relaunching their Zonophone imprint with this archive look at the punk scene, something which (as the press release points out) labels at the time had no idea to deal with.

And the set is full of gems, classics and rarities, with many single A and B sides appearing and the Strangler's take on 'Mony Mony' under the pseudonym of Celia And The Mutations.

Generation X kick off with 'Your Generation', while 'Don't Dictate' by Penetration has a Paranoid like riff.

Tracks by Buzzcocks, 999, The Maniacs, The Stranglers, Wire, Vibrators, Skids and Leyton Buzzards follow.

There's some decent punk tracks; a lot of decent tracks and rarities by name bands will attract the casual listener but the lack of any real hits may lose out there. But punk wasn't about hits, it was just picking up a guitar and a mic and having a thrash and not giving a shit.

In fact the Buzzcocks said 'Oh Shit'. Precisely!


Review by Joe Geesin

Print this page in printer friendly format

Print this page in printer-friendly format

Tell a friend about this page

Tell a friend about this page

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

Featured Artists
Artist Archive
Featured Labels
Label Archive
Do you want to appear here?

Guest contributor


Full bio