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Album artwork for Music For New Romantics by Various

3 CD set celebrating the music played at legendary late 70s and early 80s clubs such as the Wag in London, Pips in Manchester and the Rum Runner in Birmingham – a night-time culture centred around fashion-obsessed individuals, which inspired a youth movement, the new romantics.

In the aftermath of punk rock, and inspired by the glamour of the likes of David Bowie, young elites in England’s major cities threw off the shackles of grey, damp and dreary turn-of-the-80s Britain and sought something more refined and cultured than punk’s primal howl. Armed with wardrobes full of colourful and outrageous second-hand clothes, cheap make-up, extensive record collections, their own extroverted imaginations and an urge to dance (not pogo), a collection of DJs, dancers and junkshop fashionistas would frequent clubs such as The Wag in London, Pips in Manchester and The Rum Runner in Birmingham. The resulting scene would famously go on to spawn countless 80s pop scene faces and trigger what became the New Romantic movement.

Curated with help from London boy-about-town and DJ Chris Sullivan (of Blue Rondo A La Turk), and featuring a smorgasbord of glam rock, proto-punk, electronica, disco, funk and camp 60s curios, ‘Music For New Romantics’ captures something of the spirt of a night out at that remarkable, unique nightspot. From the pre-punk rock of Alice Cooper, Iggy and Lou Reed, through the futuristic sound of The Normal, John Foxx, New Order and Visage and into the imported New York cool of Tom Tom Club, Coati Mundi and co, this is a deep dive into the eclectic and eccentric listening habits of a group of people determined not to be swallowed by punk’s gloomy reflections of British society, and to create a fantastical and improbable world all of their own.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1 MOTT THE HOOPLE All The Young Dudes
2 THE LOUNGE LIZARDS Harlem Nocturne
3 ALICE COOPER I’m Eighteen
4 NEW YORK DOLLS Personality Crisis
5 ZAGER & EVANS In The Year 2525
6 IGGY POP Nightclubbing
7 ROXY MUSIC Do The Strand
8 KIM FOWLEY Motorboat
9 LOU REED Vicious
10 WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS Berlin
11 NINA HAGEN TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)
12 LA DÜSSELDORF Viva
13 MICK RONSON Only After Dark
14 RAH BAND The Crunch
15 FOX S-S-S-Single Bed
16 THE WARLORD The Ultimate Warlord
17 DONNA SUMMER Love To Love You Baby
18 GRACE JONES La Vie En Rose
19 GIORGIO MORODER Chase
20 THE SWEET The Ballroom Blitz
21 GARY MILLER With THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Stingray

DISC TWO
1 TUBEWAY ARMY Down In The Park
2 THE CURE A Forest
3 THE HUMAN LEAGUE Being Boiled
4 THE NORMAL Warm Leatherette
5 SUICIDE Ghost Rider
6 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Electricity
7 JOHN FOXX Underpass
8 THOMAS DOLBY She Blinded Me With Science
9 VISAGE Visage
10 SIMPLE MINDS Changeling
11 LANDSCAPE Einstein A Go Go
12 THE FLYING LIZARDS Money
13 TELEX Moskow Diskow
14 THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
15 JAPAN Life In Tokyo
16 YELLO Bostich
17 NIGHTMARES IN WAX Black Leather
18 HEAVEN 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
19 SPANDAU BALLET To Cut a Long Story Short
20 MAGAZINE Shot By Both Sides
21 SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Hong Kong Garden

DISC THREE
1 MARIANNE FAITHFULL Broken English
2 THE ASSOCIATES Club Country
3 ABC Tears Are Not Enough
4 M M Factor
5 TOM TOM CLUB Genius Of Love
6 BLUE RONDO À LA TURK Klactoveesedstein
7 A CERTAIN RATIO Shack Up
8 NEW ORDER Everything’s Gone Green
9 GLAXO BABIES Shake (The Foundations)
10 HEAT EXCHANGE Shake Down
11 CHAZ JANKEL Ai No Corrida
12 DON ARMANDO’S SECOND AVENUE RHUMBA BAND I’m An Indian Too
13 COATI MUNDI Me No Pop I
14 GINA X PERFORMANCE No G.D.M
15 SISTER SLEDGE Lost In Music
16 LIPPS INC Funky Town
17 THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Captain Scarlet

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Music For New Romantics

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£22.99

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

CRCDBOX131

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Music For New Romantics

Cherry Red
Album artwork for Album artwork for Music For New Romantics by Various by Music For New Romantics - Various
Album artwork for Music For New Romantics by Various
CDx3

£22.99

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

CRCDBOX131

3 CD set celebrating the music played at legendary late 70s and early 80s clubs such as the Wag in London, Pips in Manchester and the Rum Runner in Birmingham – a night-time culture centred around fashion-obsessed individuals, which inspired a youth movement, the new romantics.

In the aftermath of punk rock, and inspired by the glamour of the likes of David Bowie, young elites in England’s major cities threw off the shackles of grey, damp and dreary turn-of-the-80s Britain and sought something more refined and cultured than punk’s primal howl. Armed with wardrobes full of colourful and outrageous second-hand clothes, cheap make-up, extensive record collections, their own extroverted imaginations and an urge to dance (not pogo), a collection of DJs, dancers and junkshop fashionistas would frequent clubs such as The Wag in London, Pips in Manchester and The Rum Runner in Birmingham. The resulting scene would famously go on to spawn countless 80s pop scene faces and trigger what became the New Romantic movement.

Curated with help from London boy-about-town and DJ Chris Sullivan (of Blue Rondo A La Turk), and featuring a smorgasbord of glam rock, proto-punk, electronica, disco, funk and camp 60s curios, ‘Music For New Romantics’ captures something of the spirt of a night out at that remarkable, unique nightspot. From the pre-punk rock of Alice Cooper, Iggy and Lou Reed, through the futuristic sound of The Normal, John Foxx, New Order and Visage and into the imported New York cool of Tom Tom Club, Coati Mundi and co, this is a deep dive into the eclectic and eccentric listening habits of a group of people determined not to be swallowed by punk’s gloomy reflections of British society, and to create a fantastical and improbable world all of their own.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1 MOTT THE HOOPLE All The Young Dudes
2 THE LOUNGE LIZARDS Harlem Nocturne
3 ALICE COOPER I’m Eighteen
4 NEW YORK DOLLS Personality Crisis
5 ZAGER & EVANS In The Year 2525
6 IGGY POP Nightclubbing
7 ROXY MUSIC Do The Strand
8 KIM FOWLEY Motorboat
9 LOU REED Vicious
10 WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS Berlin
11 NINA HAGEN TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)
12 LA DÜSSELDORF Viva
13 MICK RONSON Only After Dark
14 RAH BAND The Crunch
15 FOX S-S-S-Single Bed
16 THE WARLORD The Ultimate Warlord
17 DONNA SUMMER Love To Love You Baby
18 GRACE JONES La Vie En Rose
19 GIORGIO MORODER Chase
20 THE SWEET The Ballroom Blitz
21 GARY MILLER With THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Stingray

DISC TWO
1 TUBEWAY ARMY Down In The Park
2 THE CURE A Forest
3 THE HUMAN LEAGUE Being Boiled
4 THE NORMAL Warm Leatherette
5 SUICIDE Ghost Rider
6 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Electricity
7 JOHN FOXX Underpass
8 THOMAS DOLBY She Blinded Me With Science
9 VISAGE Visage
10 SIMPLE MINDS Changeling
11 LANDSCAPE Einstein A Go Go
12 THE FLYING LIZARDS Money
13 TELEX Moskow Diskow
14 THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
15 JAPAN Life In Tokyo
16 YELLO Bostich
17 NIGHTMARES IN WAX Black Leather
18 HEAVEN 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
19 SPANDAU BALLET To Cut a Long Story Short
20 MAGAZINE Shot By Both Sides
21 SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Hong Kong Garden

DISC THREE
1 MARIANNE FAITHFULL Broken English
2 THE ASSOCIATES Club Country
3 ABC Tears Are Not Enough
4 M M Factor
5 TOM TOM CLUB Genius Of Love
6 BLUE RONDO À LA TURK Klactoveesedstein
7 A CERTAIN RATIO Shack Up
8 NEW ORDER Everything’s Gone Green
9 GLAXO BABIES Shake (The Foundations)
10 HEAT EXCHANGE Shake Down
11 CHAZ JANKEL Ai No Corrida
12 DON ARMANDO’S SECOND AVENUE RHUMBA BAND I’m An Indian Too
13 COATI MUNDI Me No Pop I
14 GINA X PERFORMANCE No G.D.M
15 SISTER SLEDGE Lost In Music
16 LIPPS INC Funky Town
17 THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Captain Scarlet