Blank Generation 33 – Anoraky In The UK

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Blank Generation 33 - Anoraky In The UK
Blank Generation
Steve Green

In this episode of Blank Generation I interview Tony Page, author and self publisher of Anoraky In The UK.

Described as a light hearted and sometimes cynical review of obscure New Wave 7″ single records from 1977-81, and the bands that made them. With full colour pictures of the sleeves, labels and any inserts plus a price guide and tick off list for the anorak in you. There’s also a few brief highlights and musings from the author’s personal memories of the period.

Tony is extremely passionate and knowledgeable of the early UK punk explosion and we discuss and play 30 of the 101 tracks featured in his book in their entirety. Some of the “obscure” tracks like those by The Tights, Fast Cars, Vice Creems and Television Personalities are out and out classics but there are loads that are new to me and for that I thank Tony for the introduction.

See how many you know and remember to like, share and comment on Facebook as even after all these years, these bands deserve to be heard.


    Stop The World – Reacta
    Shake Up – The Junk
    Drums Over London – Disco Zombies
    Nothing To Do In A Town Like Leatherhead – The Head
    Event To Come – Article 58
    I Am A Dalek – The Art Attacks
    In My Town – Subway
    You Gotta Know The Girl – Bee Bee Cee
    Get Smart – Th Blisters
    Can’t Sleep At Night – The Cigarettes
    Cybernetic Surgery – The Cybermen
    Juvenile – The Dalex
    The Kids Just Wanna Dance – Fast Cars
    Terrorist – Future Bodies
    London – Goblinz
    Everybody Knows – The Incredible Kidda Band
    Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me – The Jerks
    Sitting In A Disco – Kirsty & The Husbands
    You’re A Disease – The Outcasts
    Subliminal Cuts – Quality Drivel
    Never Wanna Leave – The Red Lights
    Would You Listen Girl – The Retreads
    No Survivors – Speedball (The Speedballs)
    Millionaire – Squad
    14th Floor – Television Personalities
    Drink Problem – Thin Yoghurts
    Bad Hearts – The Tights
    Language School – Tours
    Won’t You Be My Girl? – The Vice Creems
    Rubber Duck – Spelling Missteaks

    You can buy the book HERE

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