And thus U.K. punk was born, in the simplest but most brilliant of ways, with Brian James' deathless anthem of nuclear-strength romantic angst untroubled by bad vibes. Dave Vanian's timeless intro says it all -- "Is she really going out with him?" -- then Rat Scabies' pounding drums, full-bodied and holding nothing back but swinging with all the skill one could want, lead things along. James' quick, blasting riffs rip into the mix, three sudden notes, a barked "UH!" and the spirit of 1977 was launched on vinyl. As legendary (and deserving of it) as "Anarchy in the UK" and "White Riot," "New Rose" is pure disaffected cool, the lyrics just smart enough -- "I got a feeling inside of me!/A funny feeling like a stormy sea." Vanian's singing carries over and through the chaotic noise of the band -- Scabies' cymbals seemingly even louder than the guitars -- for instant singalong appeal. Captain Sensible's bass completes the picture, the perfect counterpoint for the perfect song.