First volume in the 8 disc set, which is a direct response to the Borack 200 list of essential PowerPop albums.
I loaded in over 24,000 songs culled from these albums, the Yellow Pills and D.I.Y. series, Killed By Death, and the Bomp! comps etc. Tossed in a bunch from my own collection. Hit the shuffle button...
These are the tunes left standing at the end of it all, as filtered through Dgrador's own twisted pop sensibilities.
A few factors played a part in the final outcome:
I kept the lovey-dovey songs down to a dull roar.
1965-influenced stomps on Big Star-influenced.
Most, not all "major" product was discarded because it sounded too "rock".
And finally, a context of listenability re: track sequence, eliminating some obvious choices.
The result is a mishmash, of obvious heavy hitters and no-hit wonders, from the days when it *all* was considered punk.
Special thanks to PPC, PPL, PPO, PVAc, TZ, KBD, ModPopPunk, and all you bloggers that posted the impossible-to-find stuff that made the Borack list.
01 - The Electric Chairs - Eddie & Sheena
02 - Richard Hell & The Voidoids - New Pleasure
03 - The Flys - Love and a molotov cocktail
04 - The Diodes - red rubber ball
05 - The Vibrators - No Heart
06 - The Heartbreakers - All By Myself
07 - The Quick - Pretty Please
08 - The Zeros - Siamese Tease
09 - Television - see no evil
10 - Cock Sparrer - We Love You
11 - The 101'ers (pre-Clash Joe Strummer) - Surf City
12 - Elvis Costello - Pump it Up
13 - The Dictators - Stay With Me
14 - The Rezillos - (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
15 - Television Personalities - Where's Bill Grundy Now?
16 - 999 - Homicide
17 - The Boys (as The Yobs) - The Worm Song
18 - The Viletones - Possibilities
19 - Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck
20 - The Depressions - Don't Want Your Love
21 - Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated