Various Artists – Harvest Records – 1979

The Saints – River Deep Mountain High / Wire – Dot Dash / The Banned – Him Or Me / The Fly’s – EC4 / The Rich Kids – Only Arsenic / The Fly’s – Love And A Molotov Cocktail / The Banned – You Dirty Rat / The Saints – One Way Street 

The Saints – Lipstick On Your Collar / The Saints – Demolition Girl / Wire – Options R / The Fly’s – Can I Crash Here / The Fly’s – Civilization / The Banned – C.P.G.J.S / The Banned – Little Girl / The Shirts – Cyrinda

A great compilation of power pop punk material recorded in 1977 by the new wave acts signed to the EMI subsidary Harvest, a record label more well known for some decent Deep Purple, The Move, Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett releases in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

All the bands on this compilation are worthy of inclusion on this LP, The Saints, are of course complete bliss to the ears, as are Wire and The Fly’s. The other band’s tracks follow along nicely enough.

  1. Longy
    December 6, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Yet again you guys come up with another long lost gem. I’ve got all these songs in one form of another but not this LP so many thanks. Not a single week goes by where I don’t download a gem from here. Awesome stuff as ever.

  2. Sam
    December 8, 2008 at 8:34 am

    One Way Street – doesn’t get any better.

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