“Street Levelː 20 New Wave Hits” by Various Artists - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1980(B-list) Album Chart of the 1980s

TJR says

A brilliant TV-advertised compilation from Ronco, who seem to have the muscle and the wherewithal to cherry-pick at will across all the labels. Spans hits from 1977 to 1980.

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A1 [03:17] 10.0.png Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (John Lydon, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook) Punk
A2 [03:28] 9.3.png The Stranglers - No More Heroes (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
A3 [03:04] 10.0.png The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott) New Wave
A4 [04:14] 8.8.png Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful, part 3 (Ian Dury, Chaz Jankel, Davey Payne) Disco / Funk
A5 [03:52] 9.0.png Skids - Circus Games (Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Russell Webb, Mike Baillie) New Wave
A6 [02:54] 8.8.png Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (Peter McNeish) New Wave
A7 [02:46] 7.2.png Magazine - Sweetheart Contract (Howard Trafford, John McGeoch, Barry Adamson, David Tomlinson, John Doyle) New Wave
A8 [02:35] 7.6.png The Plasmatics - Butcher Baby (Richie Stotts, Rod Swenson) Punk
A9 [02:59] 9.3.png Public Image Ltd - Public Image (John Lydon, Keith Levene, John Wardle, Jim Walker) Post-Punk
A10 [02:17] 9.5.png Blondie - Denis (Neil Levenson) New Wave
B1 [04:22] 10.0.png The Boomtown Rats - Someone’s Looking At You (Bob Geldof) New Wave
B2 [03:20] 5.4.png Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway (Tom Robinson) Rock
B3 [04:40] 7.3.png Gary Numan - We Are Glass (Gary Webb) New Wave
B4 [02:56] 5.1.png John Foxx - Underpass (Dennis Leigh) Electronica
B5 [03:12] 4.0.png Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park (Nick Bailey) Pop
B6 [03:53] 8.3.png XTC - Making Plans For Nigel (Colin Moulding) New Wave
B7 [03:10] 5.2.png Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls (William Broad, Tony James) New Wave
B8 [03:12] 8.2.png The Members - The Sound Of The Suburbs (Jean Marie Carroll, Nick Lightowlers) Punk
B9 [01:49] 6.6.png The Dickies - Banana Splits (Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan) Punk
B10 [02:55] 6.1.png Jona Lewie - You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties (John Lewis, Keith Trussell) New Wave
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