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• 3CD SET EXPLORING THE LEGENDARY BLITZ CLUB AND THE BLITZ KIDS PHENOMENON.

• FROM THE GLAM, ROCK AND PRE-PUNK OF THE 1970S THROUGH SYNTH POP, PUNK FUNK AND OTHER DANCEFLOOR FAVOURITES.

• FEATURING VISAGE, IGGY POP, LOU REED, ROXY MUSIC, DONNA SUMMER, JAPAN, GARY NUMAN, HUMAN LEAGUE, OMD, GRACE JONES, SPANDAU BALLET, TOM TOM CLUB, A CERTAIN RATIO, NEW ORDER AND MANY MORE!

• PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH REGULAR BLITZ DJ CHRIS SULLIVAN (BLUE RONDO A LA TURK), WITH EXTENSIVE ESSAY AND ARTIST BIOGS AND RECOLLECTIONS FROM THE MAN HIMSELF.

• COMPILED AND PRODUCED BY THE TEAM BEHIND THE ‘MUSIK MUSIC MUSIQUE’ SERIES AND ‘SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS (MILITANT FUNK & THE POST-PUNK DANCEFLOOR 1978-1984)’.

In the aftermath of punk rock, a small London elite threw off the shackles of grey, damp and dreary turn-of-the-80s Britain and sought something more refined and cultured than punk’s primal howl. Armed with wardrobes full of colourful and outrageous second-hand clothes, cheap make-up, extensive record collections, their own extroverted imaginations and an urge to dance (not pogo), a collection of DJs, dancers and junkshop fashionistas created The Blitz club, which would famously go on to spawn countless 80s pop scene faces and trigger what became the New Romantic movement.

Curated with Blitz regular and DJ Chris Sullivan (of Blue Rondo A La Turk), and featuring a smorgasbord of glam rock, proto-punk, electronica, disco, funk and camp 60s curios, ‘Music For Blitz Kids’ captures something of the spirt of a night out at that remarkable, unique nightspot. From the pre-punk rock of Alice Cooper, Iggy and Lou Reed, through the futuristic sound of The Normal, John Foxx, New Order and Visage and into the imported New York cool of Tom Tom Club, Coati Mundi and co, this is a deep dive into the eclectic and eccentric listening habits of a group of people determined not to be swallowed by punk’s gloomy reflections of British society, and to create a fantastical and improbable world all of their own.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1 MOTT THE HOOPLE All The Young Dudes
2 THE LOUNGE LIZARDS Harlem Nocturne
3 ALICE COOPER I’m Eighteen
4 NEW YORK DOLLS Personality Crisis
5 ZAGER & EVANS In The Year 2525
6 IGGY POP Nightclubbing
7 ROXY MUSIC Do The Strand
8 KIM FOWLEY Motorboat
9 LOU REED Vicious
10 WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS Berlin
11 NINA HAGEN TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)
12 LA DÜSSELDORF Viva
13 MICK RONSON Only After Dark
14 RAH BAND The Crunch
15 FOX S-S-S-Single Bed
16 THE WARLORD The Ultimate Warlord
17 DONNA SUMMER Love To Love You Baby
18 GRACE JONES La Vie En Rose
19 GIORGIO MORODER Chase
20 THE SWEET The Ballroom Blitz
21 GARY MILLER With THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Stingray

DISC TWO
1 TUBEWAY ARMY Down In The Park
2 THE CURE A Forest
3 THE HUMAN LEAGUE Being Boiled
4 THE NORMAL Warm Leatherette
5 SUICIDE Ghost Rider
6 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Electricity
7 JOHN FOXX Underpass
8 THOMAS DOLBY She Blinded Me With Science
9 VISAGE Visage
10 SIMPLE MINDS Changeling
11 LANDSCAPE Einstein A Go Go
12 THE FLYING LIZARDS Money
13 TELEX Moskow Diskow
14 THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
15 JAPAN Life In Tokyo
16 YELLO Bostich
17 NIGHTMARES IN WAX Black Leather
18 HEAVEN 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
19 SPANDAU BALLET To Cut a Long Story Short
20 MAGAZINE Shot By Both Sides
21 SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Hong Kong Garden

DISC THREE
1 MARIANNE FAITHFULL Broken English
2 THE ASSOCIATES Club Country
3 ABC Tears Are Not Enough
4 M M Factor
5 TOM TOM CLUB Genius Of Love
6 BLUE RONDO À LA TURK Klactoveesedstein
7 A CERTAIN RATIO Shack Up
8 NEW ORDER Everything’s Gone Green
9 GLAXO BABIES Shake (The Foundations)
10 HEAT EXCHANGE Shake Down
11 CHAZ JANKEL Ai No Corrida
12 DON ARMANDO’S SECOND AVENUE RHUMBA BAND I’m An Indian Too
13 COATI MUNDI Me No Pop I
14 GINA X PERFORMANCE No G.D.M
15 SISTER SLEDGE Lost In Music
16 LIPPS INC Funky Town
17 THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Captain Scarlet

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DISC ONE
1 MOTT THE HOOPLE All The Young Dudes
2 THE LOUNGE LIZARDS Harlem Nocturne
3 ALICE COOPER I'm Eighteen
4 NEW YORK DOLLS Personality Crisis
5 ZAGER & EVANS In The Year 2525
6 IGGY POP Nightclubbing
7 ROXY MUSIC Do The Strand
8 KIM FOWLEY Motorboat
9 LOU REED Vicious
10 WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS Berlin
11 NINA HAGEN TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)
12 LA DÜSSELDORF Viva
13 MICK RONSON Only After Dark
14 RAH BAND The Crunch
15 FOX S-S-S-Single Bed
16 THE WARLORD The Ultimate Warlord
17 DONNA SUMMER Love To Love You Baby
18 GRACE JONES La Vie En Rose
19 GIORGIO MORODER Chase
20 THE SWEET The Ballroom Blitz
21 GARY MILLER With THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Stingray

DISC TWO
1 TUBEWAY ARMY Down In The Park
2 THE CURE A Forest
3 THE HUMAN LEAGUE Being Boiled
4 THE NORMAL Warm Leatherette
5 SUICIDE Ghost Rider
6 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Electricity
7 JOHN FOXX Underpass
8 THOMAS DOLBY She Blinded Me With Science
9 VISAGE Visage
10 SIMPLE MINDS Changeling
11 LANDSCAPE Einstein A Go Go
12 THE FLYING LIZARDS Money
13 TELEX Moskow Diskow
14 THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
15 JAPAN Life In Tokyo
16 YELLO Bostich
17 NIGHTMARES IN WAX Black Leather
18 HEAVEN 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
19 SPANDAU BALLET To Cut a Long Story Short
20 MAGAZINE Shot By Both Sides
21 SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Hong Kong Garden

DISC THREE
1 MARIANNE FAITHFULL Broken English
2 THE ASSOCIATES Club Country
3 ABC Tears Are Not Enough
4 M M Factor
5 TOM TOM CLUB Genius Of Love
6 BLUE RONDO À LA TURK Klactoveesedstein
7 A CERTAIN RATIO Shack Up
8 NEW ORDER Everything’s Gone Green
9 GLAXO BABIES Shake (The Foundations)
10 HEAT EXCHANGE Shake Down
11 CHAZ JANKEL Ai No Corrida
12 DON ARMANDO’S SECOND AVENUE RHUMBA BAND I’m An Indian Too
13 COATI MUNDI Me No Pop I
14 GINA X PERFORMANCE No G.D.M
15 SISTER SLEDGE Lost In Music
16 LIPPS INC Funky Town
17 THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Captain Scarlet

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