101 Punk & New Wave anthems is a whopping compendium of hits that includes the most iconic Punk Rock artists ever including Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Ramones, The Stranglers, Buzzcocks and many others. The album takes us smoothly from one musical defining era to another and introduces the best of the New Waves artists including Simple Minds, Human League, The Fun Boy Three and Adam And The Ants. This is the biggest and best collection of punk and new wave artists from the late '70s and early '80s.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. On One for Fun from 1960, Earl May is back on bass, this time with Kenny Denis on drums. The set has a more contemporary feel than the earlier tracks and features three Taylor originals, including the cool, yet cooking, "A Little Southside Soul." Among the standout tracks, the Rogers and Hart classic "Blue Moon" is transformed by Taylor and company into a vehicle for some of the CD's best solo and group work.
As a reissue label, Fallout is hit and miss. Whoever decided to dig up this ultra obscure collection of hippie commune jams for them deserves a promotion. Consisting almost exclusively of six and 12-string acoustic guitar, congas, harmonica, flute, tambourine, and soaring female vocals floating over a gruff male timbre, this forgotten recording sounds as you would imagine a Richie Havens wedding campfire album. The results are not overtly psychedelic as you’d assume, though the surreal three-way medley tribute to Fred Neil (a major folk artist of the time) certainly bends the theme. It’s merely a selection of strong backwoods sing-alongs as folk as a yolk, well deserving of its first appearance on CD.