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Now That's What I Call Punk & New Wave

NOW Music proudly presents NOW That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave - a collection encapsulating the spirit of the times, and of the movement that changed the course of mainstream pop music.


34 tracks across 2 LPs, present the era’s most iconic artists, including The Clash, Blondie, Ramones, U2, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Adam & The Ants, The Jam and The Cure.


‘London Calling’ by The Clash, and The Undertones’ breakthrough hit ‘Teenage Kicks’, kick off the first LP - alongside classics from The Stranglers, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Ramones.


The late 70s and early 80s saw an explosion of punk and new wave groups and artists moving from the underground to mainstream chart success. No.1s from The Jam with ‘Going Underground’, ‘Brass In Pocket’ by Pretenders, The Boomtown Rats’ ‘Rat Trap’, Dexys Midnight Runners’ ‘Geno’, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads’ ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ are all here, as well as top 5 hits from Squeeze, Tom Robinson Band and Patti Smith.


The genre also gave the first crossover success for bands that became the biggest acts in music during the late 70s and early 80s, including The Police, U2, The Cure, Blondie, all featured – along with Adam & The Ants’ ‘Dog Eat Dog’ from their breakthrough album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’.


True unique masterpieces of song-writing and performance that sound as fresh today as they did then include Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’, The Members’ ‘Sound Of The Suburbs’, Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and ‘Rock Lobster’ from The B-52’s.


Brilliant covers flooded the charts – bringing new arrangements and different perspectives to established tracks, including ‘Money’ by The Flying Lizards, and Blondie’s ‘Hanging On The Telephone’.


A fantastic collection of unique tracks that summarize an incredible time for music.




  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  • The Stranglers - No More Heroes             
  • Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
  • The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops                   
  • Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
  • The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
  • The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
  • Iggy Pop - Lust For Life



  • The Jam - Going Underground
  • The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
  • The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
  • Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
  • Pretenders - Brass In Pocket       
  • X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
  • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
  • The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
  • Jilted John - Jilted John



  • The B-52's - Rock Lobster
  • Devo - Whip It
  • The Flying Lizards - Money
  • Squeeze - Cool For Cats
  • XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
  • Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
  • Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  • Patti Smith - Because The Night



  • U2 – I Will Follow
  • Skids - Into The Valley
  • Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
  • Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno               
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  • Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
  • The Cure - A Forest
  • Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

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