Blank Generation 28 – 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo

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David Wells - the year the UK turned Dayglo
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Steve Green

Twelve months ago Cherry Red Records released a glorious 3 CD box set called 1977: The Year Punk Broke, which was created by renowned music compiler, David Wells. Next week sees the follow up 3 CD box set, again compiled by David Wells, entitled 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo and features no less than 85 blasts of punk rock classics. The accompanying booklet is extremely informative details every release.

David joins me and discusses how he got into the music business and shares his knowledge of 1970’s UK punk rock, which is boundless. I gave him the difficult job of selecting 30 tracks from the release and telling me why he chose them. Listeners will know most of the bands and their tracks but like in my case, there may be a few that you didn’t know about but will be pleased once you do.

You can buy 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo direct from Cherry Red Records


Public Image Limited – Public Image
Lurkers – Ain’t Got A Clue
999 – Emergency
Gyro – Central Detention Centre
Rich Kids – Ghosts Of Princes In Towers
Rezillos – Destination Venus
Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night
UK Subs – Live In A Car
Jilted John – Jilted John
Menace – I’m Civilised
Stranglers – 5 Minutes
Exits – Glandular Angela
Ultravox! – Slow Motion
Alternative TV – Why Don’t You Do Me Right?
Automatics – When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again
Detonators – Light At Your Window
The Jam – In The Crowd
Subs – Party Clothes
Wreckless Eric – Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.)
Reaction – I Can’t Resist
Bleach Boys – Chloroform
Vibrators – Automatic Lover
Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout
Skids – The Saints Are Coming
Dead Fingers Talk – Nobody Loves You When You’re Old And Gay
Tom Robinson Band – Up Against The Wall
Social Security – Stella’s Got A Fella
Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
Outcasts – You’re A Disease
Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster
X Ray Spex – The Day The World Day-Glo

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