Spurts! 40 Years of Punk Music


If you love punk music of a certain vintage, but were too busy being born when the records came out, this compilation will look very good on you. Or maybe you were so punk in your younger days that you left your records in the back of a taxi in 2000. Whoops. Who are we to judge?

Spurts! covers 40 years of punk and post-punk music. The name comes from a song on the album by Richard Hell & The Voidoids. 93 songs later, and you’ll be schooled in the genre, with a black belt in Punk Rock.

Spurts! features The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, The MC5, The Modern Lovers, The New York Dolls, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Stranglers, Generation X, The Jam, Ramones, Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Devo, Dead Kennedys as well as some of the great Australian bands of the era (The Saints, Radio Birdman, Boys Next Door, News and Teenage Radio Stars).

There’s also classic post-punk stuff from The Birthday Party, Joy Division, Public ImageThe CureEd Kuepper’s post-Saints outfit Laughing ClownsNew Order and another disc of ‘80s-to-now punk sounds with the likes of The Misfits, The Hard-ons, The Offspring, The Meanies, Pennywise, The Living End, Sweden’s Refused and Millencolin, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Royal Headache, the Smith Street Band and Clowns.

‘SPURTS! PUNK & POST-PUNK FROM THE ‘70s & BEYOND’ is out November 4 as a 4CD set #oldschool or digital download through Warner Music Australia.


Disc 1
1.The Damned – New Rose
2.Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
3.The Stranglers – (Get A) Grip [On Yourself]
4.The Jam – In The City
5.Generation X – Ready Steady Go
6.The Saints – Know Your Product
7.Penetration – Don’t Dictate
8.Wire – 1 2 X U
9.Radio Birdman – What Gives?
10.Hollywood Brats – Sick On You
11.Dr. Feelgood – She Does It Right
12.The 101ers – Motor Boys Motor
13.Eddie & The Hot Rods – teenage Depression
14.Rich Kids – Rich Kids
15.The Boys Next Door – These Boots Are Made For Walking
16.The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet
17.999 – I’m Alive
18.Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?)
19.Teenage Radio Stars – Wanna Be Ya Baby
20.The Rezillos – Top Of The Pops
21.News – Dirty Lies
22.Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout
23.Tom Robinson Band – Up Against the Wall
24.Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device
25.Magazine – Shot By Both Sides

Disc 2
1.Ramones – Judy Is A Punk
2.The Stooges – No Fun
3.MC5 – Teenage Lust
4.The Velvet Underground –  Sweet Jane (Full Length Version)
5.The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
6.Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
7.New York Dolls – Jet Boy
8.Patti Smith – Gloria
9.Suicide – Rocket USA
10.Television – See No Evil
11.Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Love Comes In Spurts
12.Tuff Darts – All For The Love Of Rock & Roll (Live At CBGB’s)
13.The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
14.Devo – Uncontrollable Urge
15.Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
16.Johnny Thunders – You Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory
17.Ramones – Teenage Lobotomy
18.The Dictators – Stay With Me
19.Weirdos – We Got The Neutron Bomb
20.Avengers – We Are The One
21.The Germs – Lexicon Devil
22.Devo – Freedom Of Choice

Disc 3
1.Public Image Limited – Public Image
2.Gang Of Four – Love Like Anthrax
3.Wire – I Am The Fly
4.The Human League – Being Boiled
5.The Normal – Warm Leatherette
6.Joy Division – Transmission
7.The Saints – Swing For The Crime
8.The Boys Next Door – Shivers
9.The Flying Lizards – Money
10.The Slits – Typical Girls
11.The Pop Group – She Is Beyond Good And Evil
12.Sisters Of Mercy – The Damage Done
13.Laughing Clowns – Holy Joe
14.The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
15.The Fall – Totally Wired
16.The Birthday Party – Nick The Stripper
17.pel mel – No Word From China
18.New Order – Ceremony
19.Models – Two People Per Sq. Km.
20.Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (Live)

Disc 4
1.Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia
2.X – Los Angeles
3.Circle Jerks – Live Fast Die Young
4.Minor Threat – Filler
5.Misfits – Skulls
6.Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized
7.Massappeal – Fun Again
8.Hard-Ons – Just Being With You
9.The Replacements – Bastards Of Young
10.The Muffs – Lucky Guy
11.The Offspring – Self Esteem
12.NOFX – Don’t Call Me White
13.Pennywise – Society
14.The Meanies – Gangrenous
15.Descendents – I’m The One
16.Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come
17.ALL – World’s On Heroin
18.Millencolin – No Cigar
19.The Living End – Prisoner Of Society
20.28 Days – Rip It Up
21.Gallows – In The Belly Of A Shark
22.Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Which Way To Go
23.Royal Headache – Psychotic Episode
24.Clowns – Euthanise Me
25.Luca Brasi – Aeroplane
26.The Smith Street Band – Surrender

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