Soul Jazz Records Punk 45 Vol. 1: Underground Punk In The United States Of America 1973-1980 - Various Artists on Import 2LP
The Punk 45 Vol. 1 compilation, the first in Soul Jazz Records' Punk 45 series, charts the rise of underground punk across the United States of America in the years 1973-1980. Vol. 1 features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and proto-punk 45 singles from the likes of Pere Ubu, The Zeros, The Randoms, Electric Eels, The Pagans, The Deadbeats, The Lewd and many more - a lightning rod journey across the states of America - Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Akron, New Orleans, Philadelphia – tracing the rise of punk music in these various towns and cities. The album comes complete with extensive text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.
"Soul Jazz's excellent compilation, Punk 45...intelligently compiled and beautifully annotated..." - Alexis Petrides, The Guardian