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Punk 101

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KRB/Rhino's Punk 101 collects 12 songs from the genre's late-'70s/early-'80s heyday, including cuts from the Ramones ("Sheena Is a Punk Rocker"), the Adverts ("Gary Gilmore's Eyes"), Dead Boys ("Sonic Reducer,"), Buzzcocks ("Ever Fallen in Love"), and the Germs ("Forming"). It's not a bad little compilation, and it does a nice job of illuminating punk's regional differences (British punk, L.A. punk, New York punk), but at 12 measly tracks, the weighty title is just laughable.

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