VA – The Chiswick Story: Adventures Of An Independent Record Label 1975-1982 [2CD Set] (1992/2013)

Posted by Green on January 29, 2019
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The story of Ace UK’s parent label makes a welcome return to catalogue after a period of absence. Updated with fabulous 2013-style packaging – a four-panel digipak with slipcase – the double CD set has two 24-page booklets telling the detailed story of one of the first of the new wave of indie labels in the mid 70s. As pointed out in the recent BBC TV documentary Punk Britannia, Chiswick Records was the bridge between the Pub Rock of the early 70s and the Punk Rock of the end of the decade. It was the label that launched a thousand (well several) careers. Joe Strummer made his recording debut for the label; the late and much lamented Kirsty MacColl made her pseudonymous debut singing background vocals with the Drug Addix as Mandy Doubt; Billy Bragg with his group Riff Raff fired his opening salvo for the label. Johnny and the Self Abusers in part mutated into Simple Minds. Motörhead’s debut album threatened the nation on Chiswick. The Damned’s finest hour – well around 40 minutes anyway – launched them into the charts for three (of a handful) of chart hits on the label. Rama Lama Ding Dong, the first hit for Rocky Sharpe and the Replays, has been a recent You Tube sensation. Chiswick Records was Rock ‘n’ Roll, Punk Rock, Quirky Pop, Art Rock and a whole lot of good music. As the slogan said ”Better than a smack in the ear with a flying beer can” and you can confirm that by listening to this double comp of the label’s finest 2 hours 26 minutes and 25 seconds of recorded dynamite.

Disc 1
1. The Count Bishops – Route 66
2. The Count Bishops – Teenage Letter
3. The 101’ers – Keys To Your Heart
4. The Gorillas – She’s My Gal
5. The Count Bishops – Train Train
6. Rocky Sharpe And The Razors – Drip Drop
7. Little Bob Story – I’m Crying
8. The Gorillas – Gorilla Got Me
9. Radio Star – Dirty Pictures
10. The Radiators From Space – Television Screen
11. Motörhead – Motörhead
12. The Rings – I Wanna Be Free
13. Johnny Moped – No One
14. Jeff Hill – I Want You To Dance With Me
15. Radio Star – No Russians In Russia
16. Amazorblades – Common Truth
17. Johnny And The Self Abusers – Saints And Sinners
18. Radio Star – Nervous Wreck
19. Whirlwind – Hang Loose (I’ve Gotta Rock)
20. Johnny Moped – Darling, Let’s Have Another Baby
21. The Radiators – Million Dollar Hero
22. Riff Raff – Cosmonaut
23. The Bishops – I Want Candy
24. Drug Addix – Gay Boys In Bondage
25. Whirlwind – I Only Wish (That I’d Been Told)
26. Johnny Moped – Little Queenie

Disc 2
1. Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Rama Lama Ding Dong
2. Sniff ‘n’ The Tears – Driver’s Seat
3. Disguise – Hey Baby
4. Dan Kelleher – I Couldn’t Help But Cry
5. Radio Star – The Real Me
6. Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Imagination
7. The Stick Shifts – Automobile
8. The Damned – Love Song
9. The Damned – Smash It Up
10. The Nips – Gabrielle
11. Whirlwind – Heaven Knows
12. Red Beans & Rice – That Driving Beat
13. The Textones – I Can’t Fight It
14. The Radiators – The Dancing Years
15. Albania – Albania (Are You All Mine)
16. T.V. Smith’s Explorers – Tomahawk Cruise
17. Terry Woods – Tennessee Stud
18. The Meteors – Radioactive Kid
19. Albania – Go Go Go
20. Two Two – Insufficient Data
21. Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)
22. Two Two – Kwagayo
23. Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Heart
24. Roddy Radiation And The Tearjerkers – Desire
25. Jakko – Grab What You Can (Biez Co Mozesz)

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