Various Artists - Music For New Romantics - (3CD Box Set) - pre-order [2022-11-25]
Various Artists - Music For New Romantics - (3CD Box Set)
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.
From the glam, rock and pre-punk of the 1970s through synth pop, punk funk, disco and other groovy dancefloor favourites.
Featuring Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Donna Summer, Japan, Gary Numan, Human League, OMD, Grace Jones, Spandau Ballet, Tom Tom Club, Visage, A Certain Ratio, New Order and many more!
Compiled in association with Chris Sullivan (Blue Rondo A La Turk, Hell Dj, Wag Club mainman and founder), with extensive essay and artist biogs and recollections.
Compiled and produced by the team behind the ‘Musik Music Musique’ series and ‘Shake the Foundations (Militant Funk & the post-punk dancefloor 1978-1984)’.
In the aftermath of punk, and inspired by the glamour of the likes of David Bowie, young elites in England’s major cities threw off the shackles of 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, 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.
"Various Artists - Music For New Romantics" is out Friday, 25th November 2022 on Cherry Red Records and available for pre-order now.
NB: All products ordered with a pre-order will be dispatched together close to the latest pre-order release date. If you want earlier dispatched for another product then please place separate order(s).
- MOTT THE HOOPLE All The Young Dudes
- THE LOUNGE LIZARDS Harlem Nocturne
- ALICE COOPER I'm Eighteen
- NEW YORK DOLLS Personality Crisis
- ZAGER & EVANS In The Year 2525
- IGGY POP Nightclubbing
- ROXY MUSIC Do The Strand
- KIM FOWLEY Motorboat
- LOU REED Vicious
- WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS Berlin
- NINA HAGEN TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)
- LA DÜSSELDORF Viva
- MICK RONSON Only After Dark
- RAH BAND The Crunch
- FOX S-S-S-Single Bed
- THE WARLORD The Ultimate Warlord
- DONNA SUMMER Love To Love You Baby
- GRACE JONES La Vie En Rose
- GIORGIO MORODER Chase
- THE SWEET The Ballroom Blitz
- GARY MILLER With THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Stingray
- TUBEWAY ARMY Down In The Park
- THE CURE A Forest
- THE HUMAN LEAGUE Being Boiled
- THE NORMAL Warm Leatherette
- SUICIDE Ghost Rider
- ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Electricity
- JOHN FOXX Underpass
- THOMAS DOLBY She Blinded Me With Science
- VISAGE Visage
- SIMPLE MINDS Changeling
- LANDSCAPE Einstein A Go Go
- THE FLYING LIZARDS Money
- TELEX Moskow Diskow
- THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
- JAPAN Life In Tokyo
- YELLO Bostich
- NIGHTMARES IN WAX Black Leather
- HEAVEN 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
- SPANDAU BALLET To Cut a Long Story Short
- MAGAZINE Shot By Both Sides
- SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Hong Kong Garden
- MARIANNE FAITHFULL Broken English
- THE ASSOCIATES Club Country
- ABC Tears Are Not Enough
- M M Factor
- TOM TOM CLUB Genius Of Love
- BLUE RONDO À LA TURK Klactoveesedstein
- A CERTAIN RATIO Shack Up
- NEW ORDER Everything’s Gone Green
- GLAXO BABIES Shake (The Foundations)
- HEAT EXCHANGE Shake Down
- CHAZ JANKEL Ai No Corrida
- DON ARMANDO’S SECOND AVENUE RHUMBA BAND I’m An Indian Too
- COATI MUNDI Me No Pop I
- GINA X PERFORMANCE No G.D.M
- SISTER SLEDGE Lost In Music
- LIPPS INC Funky Town
- THE BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA Captain Scarlet
Format: 3CD Box Set
Catalogue Number: CRCDBOX131
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 25th November 2022