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• Issued twelve months ago, Cherry Red’s 3-CD set “1977: The Year Punk Broke” examined the UK punk explosion in microscopic detail, prompting rave reviews, extremely healthy sales figures and numerous comments along the lines of “You guys are the mutt’s nuts – when’s the follow-up coming out?”

• Well, we’re still the mutt’s nuts, sonny, and here’s the eagerly-anticipated second instalment. Confounding all expectations, this time we’re following the trail of musical breadcrumbs to 1978 – or, to paraphrase the late, great Poly Styrene, The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo.

• Over three glorious, packed-to-the-brim CDs, we investigate the sounds of 1978 as the original punk template fractured into a dazzling day-glo riot of sub-genres: new wave, post-punk, proto-Oi, power-pop, punk poets, the mod revival, ska-punk, synth-oriented electronic/industrial music and a whole load of additional noises that, over forty years later, have still to be classified by the fifth estate, the fourth column or even the Third Reich.

• We document various regional scenes, paying close attention to the likes of Manchester, Scotland and, in particular, Northern Ireland, where the arrival of punk was a life-affirming relief from the horrors of everyday life.

• From household names (The Jam, The Stranglers, The Cure, Public Image Ltd) to groups who barely progressed beyond their own bedrooms, major label careerists to DIY enthusiasts, one-off mavericks (led by the blessed Jilted John) to songs specifically crafted as hit singles, every aspect of a vibrant, multi-faceted scene is represented on our marathon four-hour, 79-track anthology.

• Housed in a capacity wallet, 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo includes a 48-page booklet that includes the lowdown on every track. Loaded with vim and vigour, it’s another essential purchase for anyone with even a passing interest in the British music scene of the late Seventies.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

1. BORSTAL BREAKOUT – Sham 69
2. 5 MINUTES – The Stranglers
3. EMERGENCY – 999
4. DON’T TANGO ON MY HEART – The Doll
5. OH! DIDN’T I SAY –
Tubeway Army
6. AUTOMATIC LOVER –
The Vibrators
7. I’M A BOY – Cyanide
8. BAD IN BED – The Electric Chairs
9. LOST LENORE – Attrix
10. STUCK WITH YOU – Zones
11. PARTY CLOTHES – Subs
12. YOU’RE A DISEASE – The Outcasts
13. SHE’S SO MODERN –
The Boomtown Rats
14. I’M CIVILISED – Menace
15. MOONMIDSUMMER – The Freshies
16. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT –
The Pleasers
17. DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE – Japan
18. CONCRETE JUNGLE –
The Coventry Automatics
19. ANOTHER GIRL, ANOTHER PLANET – The Only Ones
20. TOUCH AND GO – Magazine
21. SPREAD THE WORD AROUND – Pretty Boy Floyd and the Gems
22. WHEN THE TANKS ROLL OVER
POLAND AGAIN – The Automatics
23. STELLA’S GOT A FELLA –
Social Security
24. CHLOROFORM – The Bleach Boys
25. JILTED JOHN – Jilted John
26. RAT UP A DRAINPIPE –
The Members
27. GLANDULAR ANGELA – The Exits
28. WHY DON’T YOU DO ME RIGHT? – Alternative TV

DISC TWO

1. THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAY-GLO – X-Ray Spex
2. UP AGAINST THE WALL –
Tom Robinson Band
3. CENTRAL DETENTION CENTRE – Gyro
4. AIN’T GOT A CLUE – The Lurkers
5. THE BACKSTREET BOYS –
Patrik Fitzgerald
6. NOBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE OLD
AND GAY – Dead Fingers Talk
7. I CAN’T RESIST – The Reaction
8. I CAN’T WAIT – The Jolt
9. KINNEL TOMMY – Ed Banger
10. LOVING A KILLER – The Stoat
11. A.C.A.B. – The Rowdies
12. START ALL OVER AGAIN – No Sweat
13. I BELIEVE – The V.I.P.s
14. 2NE1 – The Carpettes
15. GHOSTS OF PRINCES IN TOWERS –
Rich Kids
16. KUNG FU INTERNATIONAL –
John Cooper Clarke
17. RINGING IN THE STREETS –
The Ripchords
18. SLOW MOTION – Ultravox
19. LOVE IS BLIND – Nightshift
20. ROCK’N’ROLL AIN’T DEAD –
The Questions
21. CORTINA COWBOYS – Blue Steam
22. BIRMINGHAM REGGIE – The Others
23. LIVE IN A CAR – UK Subs
24. IT’S ALRIGHT – The Turn
25. TEENAGE VICE – The Teardrops
26. HEADS DOWN NO NONSENSE MINDLESS
BOOGIE – Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias

DISC THREE

1. PUBLIC IMAGE – Public Image Ltd
2. ALTERNATIVE ULSTER –
Stiff Little Fingers
3. LIGHT AT YOUR WINDOW –
The Detonators
4. FIBRE – Spizzoil
5. LIFE’S A GAMBLE – Penetration
6. 28/8/78 – Scritti Politti
7. EUROPEANS – Europeans
8. TAKE THE CASH (K.A.S.H.) – Wreckless Eric
9. YOU CAN’T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND A MEMORY –
Johnny Thunders
10. THE SAINTS ARE COMING – Skids
11. IT’S THE NEW THING – The Fall
12. ALPHAVILLE –
The Monochrome Set
13. IN THE CROWD – The Jam
14. STARRY EYES – The Records
15. WEEKEND GIRL – The Bozos
16. DESTINATION VENUS – The Rezillos
17. FLASHING IN THE SUBWAY –
Tyla Gang
18. 10:15 SATURDAY NIGHT – The Cure
19. LARGER THAN LIFE – The Parrots
20. WRONG STREET – Nicky & The Dots
21. NEW TOWN – The Vitamins
22. LOVE SONG – Passage
23. WHAT SHE WANTS, SHE NEEDS – Eater
24. NEVER MET SUZI – Time Machine
25. WHITE CHRISTMAS – Slush

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DISC ONE

1. BORSTAL BREAKOUT – Sham 69
2. 5 MINUTES – The Stranglers
3. EMERGENCY – 999
4. DON’T TANGO ON MY HEART – The Doll
5. OH! DIDN’T I SAY –
Tubeway Army
6. AUTOMATIC LOVER –
The Vibrators
7. I’M A BOY – Cyanide
8. BAD IN BED – The Electric Chairs
9. LOST LENORE – Attrix
10. STUCK WITH YOU – Zones
11. PARTY CLOTHES – Subs
12. YOU’RE A DISEASE – The Outcasts
13. SHE’S SO MODERN –
The Boomtown Rats
14. I’M CIVILISED – Menace
15. MOONMIDSUMMER – The Freshies
16. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT –
The Pleasers
17. DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE – Japan
18. CONCRETE JUNGLE –
The Coventry Automatics
19. ANOTHER GIRL, ANOTHER PLANET – The Only Ones
20. TOUCH AND GO – Magazine
21. SPREAD THE WORD AROUND – Pretty Boy Floyd and the Gems
22. WHEN THE TANKS ROLL OVER
POLAND AGAIN – The Automatics
23. STELLA’S GOT A FELLA –
Social Security
24. CHLOROFORM – The Bleach Boys
25. JILTED JOHN – Jilted John
26. RAT UP A DRAINPIPE –
The Members
27. GLANDULAR ANGELA – The Exits
28. WHY DON’T YOU DO ME RIGHT? – Alternative TV

DISC TWO

1. THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAY-GLO – X-Ray Spex
2. UP AGAINST THE WALL –
Tom Robinson Band
3. CENTRAL DETENTION CENTRE - Gyro
4. AIN’T GOT A CLUE – The Lurkers
5. THE BACKSTREET BOYS –
Patrik Fitzgerald
6. NOBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU’RE OLD
AND GAY – Dead Fingers Talk
7. I CAN’T RESIST – The Reaction
8. I CAN’T WAIT – The Jolt
9. KINNEL TOMMY – Ed Banger
10. LOVING A KILLER – The Stoat
11. A.C.A.B. – The Rowdies
12. START ALL OVER AGAIN – No Sweat
13. I BELIEVE – The V.I.P.s
14. 2NE1 – The Carpettes
15. GHOSTS OF PRINCES IN TOWERS –
Rich Kids
16. KUNG FU INTERNATIONAL –
John Cooper Clarke
17. RINGING IN THE STREETS –
The Ripchords
18. SLOW MOTION – Ultravox
19. LOVE IS BLIND - Nightshift
20. ROCK’N’ROLL AIN’T DEAD –
The Questions
21. CORTINA COWBOYS – Blue Steam
22. BIRMINGHAM REGGIE – The Others
23. LIVE IN A CAR – UK Subs
24. IT’S ALRIGHT – The Turn
25. TEENAGE VICE – The Teardrops
26. HEADS DOWN NO NONSENSE MINDLESS
BOOGIE – Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias

DISC THREE

1. PUBLIC IMAGE – Public Image Ltd
2. ALTERNATIVE ULSTER –
Stiff Little Fingers
3. LIGHT AT YOUR WINDOW –
The Detonators
4. FIBRE - Spizzoil
5. LIFE’S A GAMBLE - Penetration
6. 28/8/78 – Scritti Politti
7. EUROPEANS – Europeans
8. TAKE THE CASH (K.A.S.H.) – Wreckless Eric
9. YOU CAN’T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND A MEMORY –
Johnny Thunders
10. THE SAINTS ARE COMING – Skids
11. IT’S THE NEW THING – The Fall
12. ALPHAVILLE –
The Monochrome Set
13. IN THE CROWD – The Jam
14. STARRY EYES – The Records
15. WEEKEND GIRL – The Bozos
16. DESTINATION VENUS – The Rezillos
17. FLASHING IN THE SUBWAY –
Tyla Gang
18. 10:15 SATURDAY NIGHT – The Cure
19. LARGER THAN LIFE – The Parrots
20. WRONG STREET – Nicky & The Dots
21. NEW TOWN – The Vitamins
22. LOVE SONG - Passage
23. WHAT SHE WANTS, SHE NEEDS - Eater
24. NEVER MET SUZI – Time Machine
25. WHITE CHRISTMAS - Slush