Various Artists

Sounds of the Seventies: Punk and New Wave

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Time-Life's Sounds of the Seventies: Punk and New Wave is a 21-track trip through the underbelly of the decade, focusing on songs that the average radio listener would have never heard and the average record buyer never bought. Serving up a mix of punk from the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, angry new wave from Elvis Costello, easygoing pub pop from Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds, literate New York art rock from Patti Smith and Television, Midwestern weirdness from Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys, and super-charged rock & roll from the Modern Lovers, Blondie, and Big Star, the disc is an amazingly fresh and exciting listen and could serve as a one-stop primer to the not-too-deep underground sound of the decade to the uninitiated.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:33 Amazon
2 03:26 Amazon
3 02:14 Amazon
4 02:34 Amazon
5 02:44 Amazon
6 03:52 Amazon
7 05:53 Amazon
8 04:07 Amazon
9
04:38 Amazon
10 02:15 Amazon
11 02:03 Amazon
12 03:08 Amazon
13 02:57 Amazon
14 03:06 Amazon
15 03:10 Amazon
16 03:12 Amazon
17 04:22 Amazon
18 03:22 Amazon
19 03:32 Amazon
20 03:07 Amazon
21 03:33 Amazon
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