Various Artists

Teenage Kicks: Punk, Vol. 2

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Any punk compilation that kicks off with the Undertones' "Teenage Kicks" has something going for it. While there are some curious selections that collectors may be interested in -- tunes by Tenpole Tudor, the Freshies, and Department S -- the rest are pretty much "classic" (who would've ever though that term would be used in connection with punk?) fare. Sham 69's "If the Kids Are United" is here, as are 999's "Emergency," the Dead Kennedys' "Kill the Poor," the Slits' "Typical Girls," and the mighty Sex Pistols anthem "God Save the Queen," to name a few of the 20 cuts included. This is a great party disc and a nice little intro (along with volume one) for anyone looking for a primer.

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