Soul Jazz Records Presents: Punk 45 Vol. 3 on Import 2LP
Sick On You! One Way Spit! After The Love & Before The Revolution
Soul Jazz Records' Punk 45 Vol. 3 is a collection of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk from the early 1970s, ahead-of-its-time music which led the way for the birth of punk in the second half of the 1970s. Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution: Proto-Punk 1970-77 is the third volume in this series, following on from two earlier albums as well as Soul Jazz Records' massive 400-page Punk 45 cover art book.
While the first in the series, Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!, focused on the rise of underground punk in America, and the second album, Punk 45: There is No Such Thing as Society did the same for punk and post-punk in Britain, this album draws upon some of the stripped-down hard garage and post-glam sounds of mainly obscure bands that existed in the early 1970s - that were to prove the template for the forthcoming punk movement.
Punk 45: Vol. 3 is a unique and fascinating collection of proto-punk tracks from across the US - Cleveland's Electric Eels, San Francisco's Crime, Los Angeles' Zolar X, Baltimore's George Brigman and more – as well as from the UK – with Joe Strummer's pre-Clash 101ers, the speed-induced R&B of the Count Bishops and others also included. As usual the album comes complete with text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.