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3CD anthology featuring some of the best music to come out of the British new wave/ power pop scene of the late 70s/early 80s. Featuring hit singles and deep cuts from some of the era’s biggest names are joined by rare tracks, cult classics and fascinating obscurities.

A follow-up to Cherry Red’s well-received 2018 compilation Harmony In My Head, Kids On The Street is another 3CD, four-hour smorgasbord of top pop tunes from the British power pop and new wave scenes of the late Seventies/early Eighties as the punk revolution evolved into a more radio-friendly sound.

Hit singles from some of the era’s most vital acts (The Stranglers, Pretenders, The Ruts, The Teardrop Explodes, Elvis Costello) are joined by key cuts from seminal albums by the likes of The Jam, Squeeze and XTC.

The mod revival is represented by such names as Squire, The Circles, Smart Alec and pre- Direct Hits band The Exits, power pop royalty includes The Records, The Pleasers and The Jags, while there are cult favourites from The Soft Boys, The Distractions, Radio Stars and many others.

Joining the boys about town and kids on the street are pub rock veterans The Motors (with John Peel’s favourite track of 1977), former Bonzos man Neil Innes’ Beatles spoof The Rutles, Slade spin-off Dummies and beat boom veterans The Searchers, enjoying a new lease of life as the new wave of power pop bands updated their pioneering 60s sound.

Housed in a stylish clamshell box, and featuring a booklet that includes notes on each individual track, ‘Kids On The Street’ is a riveting reminder of a sound that dominated the British pop scene for a brief but highly creative period.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1 KIDS ON THE STREET – The Stiffs
2 BABYLON’S BURNING (single version) – The Ruts
3 BLOODLINE – Bram Tchaikovsky
4 COME ON STUPID – The Flys
5 SMASH IT UP – The Damned
6 WEEKEND – The Boys
7 TIME TO KILL – Clive Culbertson
8 TOWERS OF LONDON (album version) – XTC
9 THIS TIME – The Wasps
10 I DON’T THINK SO – The Smirks
11 DIAMOND SMILES – The Boomtown Rats
12 MY OWN WAY – Shake Appeal
13 TONIGHT, TONIGHT – Speed-O-Metors
14 ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN – Elvis Costello and The Attractions
15 MOTORBIKE BEAT – The Revillos
16 GINA – Salford Jets
17 I-SPY – Rudi
18 DUCHESS – The Stranglers
19 YESTERDAY’S LOVE – Any Trouble
20 OH GIRL – The Freshies
21 LIFE ON THE LINE – Eddie and The Hot Rods
22 SHE DOESN’T LOVE ME – Cramp
23 TALK OF THE TOWN – Pretenders
24 NERVOUS WRECK – Radio Stars
25 DOUBLEBACK ALLEY – The Rutles

DISC TWO
1 BOY ABOUT TOWN – The Jam
2 I AM A CASE – The Reaction
3 NEED SOMEBODY TO LOVE – The V.I.P.’s
4 SOUND OF CONFUSION – Secret Affair
5 TOMORROW – Sta-Prest
6 CIRCLES – The Circles
7 WOMAN’S WORLD – The Jags
8 HEAD IN THE CLOUDS – Ada Wilson and Keeping Dark
9 ONE WAY LOVE – The Innocents
10 WAITING FOR THE WEEKEND (single version) – The Vapors
11 ANOTHER GIRL – The Vandells
12 SOMETIMES GOOD GUYS DON’T FOLLOW TRENDS – The Teenage Filmstars
13 I WANNA BE YOUR BOYFRIEND – Squire
14 GIRL IN A PICTURE – The Exits
15 THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS (single version) – The Members
16 FRIDAY NIGHT – The Kraze
17 LEAVE YOU TO DREAM – The Distractions
18 BABY, BABY – The Vibrators
19 THE BEAT DRILL – The Steppes (aka The Fifty Fantastics)
20 HUNG ON YOU – Rich Kids
21 NEIGHBOURHOOD GIRLS – The Barracudas
22 TAKE IT – The Quads
23 VICKY VERKY – Squeeze
24 BEER, BACCY, BINGO AND BENIDORM (album version) – Inner City Unit
25 SCOOTER BOYS – Smart Alec
26 YOU DON’T KNOW – The Pleasers
27 LOVE’S MELODY (single version) – The Searchers

DISC THREE
1 DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY (album version) – The Motors
2 I WANNA DESTROY YOU – The Soft Boys
3 SILICON CARNE – The Monochrome Set
4 DON’T STEP ON THE CRACKS – Wah! Heat
5 SHE SAID GO – Private Dicks
6 GIRL – The Records
7 SET ME FREE – Tinopeners
8 INTO THE VALLEY – Skids
9 THIS CRAZY WORLD – Dead Fingers Talk
10 THE ORIGINAL MIXED-UP KID – Various Artists
11 OUT THERE IN THE NIGHT – The Only Ones
12 THE CAR – Apartment
13 YOU DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE – The Fans
14 DANGER SIGNS – Penetration
15 MOVE IN RHYTHM – Airkraft
16 NO FEAR – The Squares
17 SHE WAS MY GIRL – The Innocent Vicars
18 I CAN DETECT YOU (FOR 100,000 MILES) – Andy Arthurs
19 DO IT CLEAN – Echo and The Bunnymen
20 ANIMAL CONNECTIONS – Radio 5
21 HOTEL ROOMS – Joe Public
22 TREASON (single version) – The Teardrop Explodes
23 TWO-HEADED DOG – The Avant-Gardeners
24 CALL ON ME – The Engineers
25 WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE OUT – Dummies

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£21.99

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

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3CD anthology featuring some of the best music to come out of the British new wave/ power pop scene of the late 70s/early 80s. Featuring hit singles and deep cuts from some of the era’s biggest names are joined by rare tracks, cult classics and fascinating obscurities.

A follow-up to Cherry Red’s well-received 2018 compilation Harmony In My Head, Kids On The Street is another 3CD, four-hour smorgasbord of top pop tunes from the British power pop and new wave scenes of the late Seventies/early Eighties as the punk revolution evolved into a more radio-friendly sound.

Hit singles from some of the era’s most vital acts (The Stranglers, Pretenders, The Ruts, The Teardrop Explodes, Elvis Costello) are joined by key cuts from seminal albums by the likes of The Jam, Squeeze and XTC.

The mod revival is represented by such names as Squire, The Circles, Smart Alec and pre- Direct Hits band The Exits, power pop royalty includes The Records, The Pleasers and The Jags, while there are cult favourites from The Soft Boys, The Distractions, Radio Stars and many others.

Joining the boys about town and kids on the street are pub rock veterans The Motors (with John Peel’s favourite track of 1977), former Bonzos man Neil Innes’ Beatles spoof The Rutles, Slade spin-off Dummies and beat boom veterans The Searchers, enjoying a new lease of life as the new wave of power pop bands updated their pioneering 60s sound.

Housed in a stylish clamshell box, and featuring a booklet that includes notes on each individual track, ‘Kids On The Street’ is a riveting reminder of a sound that dominated the British pop scene for a brief but highly creative period.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1 KIDS ON THE STREET – The Stiffs
2 BABYLON’S BURNING (single version) – The Ruts
3 BLOODLINE – Bram Tchaikovsky
4 COME ON STUPID – The Flys
5 SMASH IT UP – The Damned
6 WEEKEND – The Boys
7 TIME TO KILL – Clive Culbertson
8 TOWERS OF LONDON (album version) – XTC
9 THIS TIME – The Wasps
10 I DON’T THINK SO – The Smirks
11 DIAMOND SMILES – The Boomtown Rats
12 MY OWN WAY – Shake Appeal
13 TONIGHT, TONIGHT – Speed-O-Metors
14 ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN – Elvis Costello and The Attractions
15 MOTORBIKE BEAT – The Revillos
16 GINA – Salford Jets
17 I-SPY – Rudi
18 DUCHESS – The Stranglers
19 YESTERDAY’S LOVE – Any Trouble
20 OH GIRL – The Freshies
21 LIFE ON THE LINE – Eddie and The Hot Rods
22 SHE DOESN’T LOVE ME – Cramp
23 TALK OF THE TOWN – Pretenders
24 NERVOUS WRECK – Radio Stars
25 DOUBLEBACK ALLEY – The Rutles

DISC TWO
1 BOY ABOUT TOWN – The Jam
2 I AM A CASE – The Reaction
3 NEED SOMEBODY TO LOVE – The V.I.P.’s
4 SOUND OF CONFUSION – Secret Affair
5 TOMORROW – Sta-Prest
6 CIRCLES – The Circles
7 WOMAN’S WORLD – The Jags
8 HEAD IN THE CLOUDS – Ada Wilson and Keeping Dark
9 ONE WAY LOVE – The Innocents
10 WAITING FOR THE WEEKEND (single version) – The Vapors
11 ANOTHER GIRL – The Vandells
12 SOMETIMES GOOD GUYS DON’T FOLLOW TRENDS – The Teenage Filmstars
13 I WANNA BE YOUR BOYFRIEND – Squire
14 GIRL IN A PICTURE – The Exits
15 THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS (single version) – The Members
16 FRIDAY NIGHT – The Kraze
17 LEAVE YOU TO DREAM – The Distractions
18 BABY, BABY – The Vibrators
19 THE BEAT DRILL – The Steppes (aka The Fifty Fantastics)
20 HUNG ON YOU – Rich Kids
21 NEIGHBOURHOOD GIRLS – The Barracudas
22 TAKE IT – The Quads
23 VICKY VERKY – Squeeze
24 BEER, BACCY, BINGO AND BENIDORM (album version) – Inner City Unit
25 SCOOTER BOYS – Smart Alec
26 YOU DON’T KNOW – The Pleasers
27 LOVE’S MELODY (single version) – The Searchers

DISC THREE
1 DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY (album version) – The Motors
2 I WANNA DESTROY YOU – The Soft Boys
3 SILICON CARNE – The Monochrome Set
4 DON’T STEP ON THE CRACKS – Wah! Heat
5 SHE SAID GO – Private Dicks
6 GIRL – The Records
7 SET ME FREE – Tinopeners
8 INTO THE VALLEY – Skids
9 THIS CRAZY WORLD – Dead Fingers Talk
10 THE ORIGINAL MIXED-UP KID – Various Artists
11 OUT THERE IN THE NIGHT – The Only Ones
12 THE CAR – Apartment
13 YOU DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE – The Fans
14 DANGER SIGNS – Penetration
15 MOVE IN RHYTHM – Airkraft
16 NO FEAR – The Squares
17 SHE WAS MY GIRL – The Innocent Vicars
18 I CAN DETECT YOU (FOR 100,000 MILES) – Andy Arthurs
19 DO IT CLEAN – Echo and The Bunnymen
20 ANIMAL CONNECTIONS – Radio 5
21 HOTEL ROOMS – Joe Public
22 TREASON (single version) – The Teardrop Explodes
23 TWO-HEADED DOG – The Avant-Gardeners
24 CALL ON ME – The Engineers
25 WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE OUT – Dummies