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MOVING AWAY FROM THE PULSEBEAT | Post-Punk Britain 5CD Box Set Out Now!

 MOVING AWAY FROM THE PULSEBEAT | Post-Punk Britain 5CD Box Set Out Now!

 MOVING AWAY FROM THE PULSEBEAT | Post-Punk Britain 5CD Box Set Out Now!


105 TRACKS CHARTING THE BRITISH POST-PUNK EXPLOSION 1978-1981.


A COMPENDIUM OF FAMILIAR NAMES, UNDERGROUND ODDITIES AND FRESHLY EXCAVATED HISTORICAL NUGGETS.


BUZZCOCKS! ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN! THE FALL! KILLING JOKE! PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED! SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES! TEARDROP EXPLODES! SCRITTI POLITTI! THE CURE and many more.


COMPILED BY THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU ‘TO THE OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING’, THE ‘C86…’ SERIES, ‘ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE’, ‘SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS’ AND MANY MORE IN-DEPTH BOX SETS.


FEATURING BAND-BY-BAND BIOGRAPHIES AND DETAILED SLEEVENOTES BY MARK PAYTRESS.


“Life’s about as boring as a dole queue” – Mark Perry

Punk rock attracted both dreamers and schemers. Many were simply fired up by the music. Some were motivated by manifestos and personal agendas. Others vanished the moment the novelty wore off and the hair dye washed out, leaving behind one or two fine records. Others, like The Clash, The Jam and The Cure, resolved to stay the course, giving themselves new challenges while carving out successful careers. Above all, the post-punk landscape was populated with cult heroes.

‘Moving Away From The Pulsebeat’ takes a whistlestop trip through that landscape as the dust settled on the apocalyptic overhaul of 1977. Curated in chronological order to preserve that journey, and capturing key singles, deep album cuts and fan favourites, this is the story of a genuinely subversive underground about to erupt upon the mainstream, rendering everything that had gone before irrelevant overnight.

Presented in extreme detail, with band-by-band biographies, sleeve imagery, release information and introductory essay by the widely published Mark Paytress, ‘Moving Away From The Pulsebeat’ is an essential time capsule for veterans, collectors and newcomers alike.

DISC ONE
1 SOFT BOYS Wading Through A Ventilator
2 ULTRAVOX Hiroshima Mon Amour
3 METAL URBAIN Paris Maquis
4 SWELL MAPS Black Velvet
5 BUZZCOCKS Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
6 SUBWAY SECT Dontsplitit
7 2.3 All Time Low
8 THE LINES White Night
9 SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES Voices
10 GANG OF FOUR Armalite Rifle (Fast Product version)
11 PENETRATION Movement
12 XTC Crowded Room
13 pragVEC Existential
14 ALTERNATIVE TV Life
15 MAGAZINE Give Me Everything
16 O LEVEL Everybody’s On Revolver Tonight
17 TUBEWAY ARMY Listen To The Sirens
18 THE CRAZIES Strontium
19 SPIZZOIL Red And Black
20 THE TEARDROP EXPLODES Camera Camera (Zoo version)
21 GLAXO BABIES Stay Awake
22 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Closed Groove

 

DISC TWO
1 THE POP GROUP She Is Beyond Good And Evil
2 SCARS Adult/Ery
3 THE RAINCOATS Adventures Close To Home
4 THE OUTSIDERS Touch And Go
5 ESSENTIAL LOGIC Wake Up
6 JOY DIVISION Disorder
7 CULT FIGURES Playing With Toys
8 TOYAH Neon Womb
9 DISCO ZOMBIES Greenland
10 AU PAIRS Kerb Crawler
11 REVILLOS The Fiend
12 THE SLITS Ping Pong Affair
13 HELSINKI 5 BELOW Jennifer Darling
14 THE RUTS S.U.S.
15 THE PASSAGE Time Delay
16 LENE LOVICH Bird Song
17 APARTMENT The Alternative
18 THE ASSOCIATES Mona Property Girl
19 ART ATTACKS Rat City
20 THE HUMAN LEAGUE The Path Of Least Resistance
21 ESSENTIAL BOP Chronicle
22 KILLING JOKE Nervous System
DISC THREE
1 PiL Poptones
2 SCRITTI POLITTI Hegemony
3 ADAM & THE ANTS Tabletalk
4 JOHN COOPER CLARKE AND THE INVISIBLE GIRLS Sleepwalk
5 ELECTRIC CHAIRS J’attends Les Marines
6 THE FALL Fiery Jack
7 THE INSEX Inner Sanction
8 PSYCHEDELIC FURS Sister Europe
9 THE FLYING LIZARDS Her Story
10 AGAIN AGAIN Co-Optimist
11 EXPELAIRES Kicks
12 THE CURE A Forest
13 FLOWERS The Ballad Of Miss Demeanour
14 OCCULT CHEMISTRY Water
15 THE THE Black And White
16 CRAVATS Who’s In Here With Me?
17 ARTERY Unbalanced
18 ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN The Puppet
19 DIAGRAM BROTHERS There Is No Shower

DISC FOUR
1 THE JAM Scrape Away
2 THROBBING GRISTLE Something Came Over Me
3 FURNITURE Shaking Story
4 MYSTERE FIVE’S Heart Rules The Head
5 THEATRE OF HATE Original Sin
6 GIRLS AT OUR BEST! It’s Fashion
7 BOOTS FOR DANCING Hesitate
8 SISTERS OF MERCY Watch
9 RESTRICTED CODE First Night On
10 NORMIL HAWAIIANS The Beat Goes On
11 MODERN EON Waiting For The Cavalry
12 SKI PATROL Agent Orange
13 DEAD OR ALIVE I’m Falling
14 IN CAMERA Fragments Of Fear
15 AVANT GARDENERS Where Are My Hormones
16 BLAH BLAH BLAH Central Park
17 VIRGIN PRUNES Twenty Tens (I’ve Been Smoking All Night Long)
18 NEW ORDER In A Lonely Place (Original version)
19 SECOND LAYER Underneath The Gloss

 

  DISC FIVE
1 THE CLASH The Magnificent Seven
2 ROBERT WYATT Born Again Cretin
3 BOW WOW WOW C30 C60 C90 Go
4 YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS Click Talk
5 NIGHTINGALES Seconds
6 23 SKIDOO Another Babys Face
7 THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Dull Day
8 JOSEF K Pictures
9 THE UNDERTONES You’re Welcome
10 FIRE ENGINES Meat Whiplash
11 JAH WOBBLE Nocturnal (Edit)
12 DISLOCATION DANCE So Much Fault
13 FIVE OR SIX Building Kind
14 LUDUS Mother’s Hour
15 SECTION 25 Je Veux Ton Amour
16 SAD LOVERS AND GIANTS Colourless Dream
17 RIP RIG AND PANIC Go, Go, Go! (This Is It)
18 THE REFLECTIONS Tightrope Walker
19 CLUB TANGO FTN
20 THE OUTCASTS Programme Love
21 THE HIGSONS It Goes Waap!
22 KAN KAN Changing Trains
23 MEMBRANES All Roads Lead To Norway