Various Artists – D.I.Y.

Rhino Records 1993 D.I.Y. series is a nine disc set that covers the punk rock and pop music that was being played on both sides of the Atlantic from the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s . The complete collection consists of:

  • DiY 1: Anarchy in the UK – UK Punk I (1976-77)
  • DiY 2: The Modern World – UK Punk II (1977-78)
  • DiY 3: Teenage Kicks – UK Pop I (1976-79)
  • DiY 4: Starry Eyes – UK Pop II (1978-79)
  • DiY 5: Blank Generation – The New York Scene (1975-78)
  • DiY 6: We’re Desperate – The L.A. Scene (1976-79)
  • DiY 7: Come Out and Play – American Power Pop I (1975-78)
  • DiY 8: Shake It Up! – American Power Pop II (1978-80)
  • DiY 9: Mass. Ave. – The Boston Scene (1975-83)

This series provides a good over view of what was transpiring, musically, between 1975 – 1983. Not everyone is represented. Conspicuous by their absence are groups like The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Clash and Elvis Costello and the Attractions, but this is chiefly due to contractual issues. This doesn’t detract from the series, but helps to enhance it because it allows some of the lesser lights of the era to shine through. They all helped to shape our musical future, but not all went on to find great fortune and fame. All in all the D.I.Y series helps to define the messy, but exciting beginnings of punk, and to highlight the first groups of what would become “the New Wave.

For what ever reason, lack of money or shifting musical interest the Old Fart only has 5 on disc and 1 tape, We’re Desperate – The L.A. Scene (1976-79), which one of these days he may get around to ripping.

anarchy in the uk

1. Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK (demo) (4:05)
2. Damned – The Rose (2:45)
3. Saints – (I’m) Stranded (3:33)
4. Eddie & the Hot Rods – Teenage Depression (2:59)
5. Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen (demo) (3:35)
6. Stranglers – (get a) Grip (on yourself) (4:04)
7. Damned – Neat Neat Neat (2:44)
8. Jam – In The City (2:19)
9. Adverts – One Chord Wonders (2:37)
10. Vibrators – Baby. Baby (3:43)
11. Only Ones – Lovers Of Today (3:14)
12. Boomtown Rats – Lookin’ After No. 1 (3:11)
13. Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes (2:24)
14. Generation X – Your Generation (3:21)
15. Stranglers – No More Heroes (3:30)
16. X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage Up Yours! (2:51)
17. Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict (2:03)
18. Penetration – Don’t Dictate (2:56)
19. Wire – 12XU (1:57)

Anarchy Part 1  Anarchy Part 2

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the modern world

1. The Jam – The Modern World (2:34)
2. Generation X – Wild Youth (2:53)
3. The Rezillos – (my baby does) Good Sculptures (2:53)
4. 999 – Emergency (2:46)
5. Sham 69 – (there’s gonna be a) Borstal Breakout (2:08)
6. Magazine – Shot by Both Sides (4:05)
7. Buzzcocks – What do I Get? (2:56)
8. Wire – I Am The Fly (3:09)
9. X-Ray Spex – The Day the World Turned Day-Glo (2:52)
10. Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device (2:44)
11. The Lurkers – Ain’t Got A Clue (2:12)
12. The Soft Boys – (i want to be an) Anglepoise Lamp (3:02)
13. Sham 69 – If the Kids Are United (3:49)
14. Alternative TV – Action Time Vision (2:33)
15. The Fall – Bingo Master (2:25)
16. Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster (2:46)
17. Siouxie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden (2:57)
18. 999 – Homicide (3:44)
19. Subway Sect – Ambition (3:04)

The Modern World Part 1  The Modern World Part 2

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teenage kicks

1. Nick Lowe – So It Goes (2:32)
2. Eddie & the Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do (4:06)
3. Nick Lowe – Mary Provost (2:47)
4. Wreckless Eric – Whole Wide World (3:00)
5. The Motors – Dancing the Night Away (3:17)
6. Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway (3:19)
7. Kursaal Flyers – Television Generation (2:40)
8. Squeeze – Take Me. I’m Yours (2:51)
9. The Only Ones – Another Girl. Another Planet (3:03)
10. XTC – This Is Pop? (2:44)
11. The Boys – Brickfield Nights (3:14)
12. The Motors – Airport (4:14)
13. Jilted John – Jilted John (2:59)
14. The Rezillos – Top of the Pops (2:58)
15. Rich Kids – Ghosts of Princes in Towers (3:35)
16. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (2:27)
17. Yachts – Look Back in Love (Not in Anger) (2:26)
18. The Pleasers – A Girl I Know (Precis of a Friend) (3:29)
19. Skids – Into the Valley (3:16)

Teenage Kicks Part 1  Teenage Kicks Part 2

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starry eyes

1. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (with Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?) (2:42)
2. Undertones – Get Over You (2:46)
3. Yachts – Yachting Types (2:50)
4. Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out with Him? (3:38)
5. Starjets – Schooldays (3:23)
6. Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl of My Dreams (4:09)
7. The Squares – This Is Airebeat (3:07)
8. XTC – Life Begins at the Hop (3:49)
9. Squeeze – Up the Junction (3:13)
10. The Jags – Back of My Hand (I’ve Got Your Number) (3:23)
11. The Radiators – Lets Talk About the Weather (4:21)
12. The Records – Starry Eyes (4:25)
13. Zones – Mourning Star (3:28)
14. Purple Hearts – Millions Like Us (3:12)
15. The Distractions – Time Goes By So Slow (3:24)
16. The Searchers – Hearts in Her Eyes (3:22)
17. The Revillos – Where’s the Boy for Me? (2:03)
18. Mo-dettes – White Mice (3:39)
19. The Tourists – So Good to Be Back Home Again (2:39)

Starry Eyes Part 1  Starry Eyes Part 2

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blank generation
1. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (2:14)
2. The Dictators – Cars And Girls (3:58)
3. Patti Smith – Ask The Angels (3:11)
4. Tuff Darts – All For The Love Of Rock ‘N’ Roll (3:16)
5. Mink Deville – Let Me Dream If I Want To (2:55)
6. Wayne County And The Back Street Boys – Max’s Kansas City 1976 (5:38)
7. Blondie – X Offender (3:13)
8. Richard Hell And The Voidoids – Blank Generation (2:45)
9. Television – See No Evil (3:53)
10. Blondie – In The Flesh (2:32)
11. Mink Deville – Spanish Stroll (3:41)
12. Television – Venus (3:55)
13. Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer (3:08)
14. The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks (2:55)
15. The Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (2:48)
16. The Mumps – Crocodile Tears (2:10)
17. Richard Hell And The Voidoids – Love Comes In Spurts (2:03)
18. The Heartbreakers – Born To Lose (3:06)
19. Suicide – Cheree (3:48)

Blank Generation Part 1    Blank Generation Part 2

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3 responses to “Various Artists – D.I.Y.

  1. Very cool site, nice job man. How’s about something from Mingus or Coltrain – my son (TW) and I Jam to Mingus all the time.

    The secret is safe with me.

  2. Pingback: Summer Re-runs: DIY | Old Fart at Play

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