Tuesday, August 27, 2013

V.A. White Dopes on Punk: 50 Punk & New Wave Rarities [2005]

The world needs a '77-era punk version of Nuggets series, one that focuses on the lesser-knowns of the era rather than the same old names ad nauseum. However, rather then break new (old) ground by doing their own version of Killed By Death, re-issue mavens like Rhino Records make do with re-capitulations of the obvious like No Thanks.

Castle Music's 2005 collection White Dopes on Punk limits the obvious choices (Sham 69, Damned, Adverts, UK Subs, Eater, Slaughter & the Dogs do make it on) but mostly features more obscure bands. To be fair,  it's a bit of a mess. In the 51 [!] tracks herein you get KBD bands like Cyanide, Genocide, Powerpearls bands bands like the Distractions, Tin Openers and The Out, more Messthetics entries like John Cooper Clarke, Gyro not mention a few entries that are more so tangentially related to punk rock (Deaf School, The Fabulous Poodles, Dead Fingers) plus quite a few punxsploitation 'bands' like Jilted John, The Water Pistols and The Punkettes. All in all, it's a pretty glorious mess.

01. The Damned - New Rose
02. The Adverts - One Chord Wonders (Live)
03. Sham 69 - (There's Gonna Be A) Borstal Breakout
04. Sister Ray - Suicide
05. John Cooper Clarke - Innocents
06. Eddie Mooney & The Grave - I Bought Three Eggs
07. The Distractions - It Doesn't Bother Me
08. Tin Openers - Set Me Free
09. The Out - Who Is Innocent?
10. Cyanide - I'm a Boy
11. Toy Dolls - Tommy Kowey's Car
12. Gyro - Central Detention Centre
13. Genocide - Renegade
14. Speed - She's All There
15. V2 - Man in a Box
16. Victim - Why Are Fire Engines Red?
17. I.Q. Zero - She's So Rare
18. Frantic Elevators - Voice in the Dark
19. Deaf School - All Queued Up
20. Dead Fingers Talk - Can't Think Straight
21. Slaughter & The Dogs - Cranked Up Really High
22. The Freshies - Yesterday / Tomorrow
23. Chelsea - Right to Work
24. The Teardrops - Seeing Double
25. Alberto y Los Trios Paranoias - Anarchy in the UK

01. The Nosebleeds - Ain't Bin to No Music School
02. The Water Pistols - Gimme That Punk Junk
03. The Punkettes - Goin' Out Wiv a Punk
04. Eater - 15 (Live)
05. Cyanide - Do It
06. Steroid Kiddies - Seaside Teaser
07. Horrorcomic - I'm All Hung Up on Pierrepoint
08. Frantic Elevators - Hunchback of Notre Dame
09. U.K. Subs - I Live in a Car (Live)
10. Norman & The Hooligans - I'm a Punk
11. Matt Black & The Doodlebugs - Punky Xmas
12. Jilted John - Jilted John
13. Ed Banger - Kinnel Tommy
14. Pathetix - Love in Decay
15. Private Sector - Just Wanna Stay Free
16. Public Zone - Naive
17. The Fabulous Poodles - Convent Girls
18. Toy Dolls - She Goes to Finos
19. Lucy - Really Got Me Goin'
20. The Teardrops - Colours
21. Chris Sievey - Baiser
22. Direct Hits - Back to the Sixties
23. Public Skool - Walking the Rat
24. The Damned - Help
25. Ritchie Hale & the Stormers - Punkski
26. Alberto y Los Trios Paranoias - Fuck You

Give us you review of this set in the COMMENTS SECTION!


  1. Warning One: It's in two parts!
    Warning Two; Each CD was ripped as one track (if you're the type that likes track-by track editing let me know!)

    1. Here's the split version, thanks to WildDevilMan:

  2. A big YES to track-by-track editing, please. It's the only way to make sense of 51 songs, and choose between the keepers and the losers.

  3. punk classic comp, some of these tracks are very rare to find, thanks for putting this out there jeffen

  4. Thank you!!!
    Cheers from Athens Greece!!!
    P.S. I would rather prefer track by track

  5. John the former optimistAugust 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Many thanks - really looking forward to listening to this.

    Since you ask, yes - it would have been a lot neater having individual, properly tagged tracks. Now I'll have to do all that hard work myself!

    Thanks again. Keep up the great work!

  6. Dont waste Your time and particulary cash, on this less then ordinary compilation....even not a rare as someone thought...If You looking for good choice of punk music from glorious years and at least rare try with Bored Teenagers comps...or some bootlegs like Bloodstains Across UK or England Belongs To Me or few other really nice efforts instead this one...
    Punk Rock Rules:Always Has Always Will!

  7. Thanks
    I split them with the cue files. Thanks for including them.
    I hope you flourish and bloom....

    1. NO problem lemonflag.
      Is there any chance you can you send the separated files to me?

  8. Hey Jeffen, damn cool stuff, mostly well known tracks here and the rarities spice the whole thing beautifully off. I have edit the files (128kBit) and if you need it leave me a message so you can save yourself the work. Never heard the Damned 'Help' version..weiter so!!!

    1. Yeah I'd love to get the separated tracks from you!
      And thanks for keeping Wild Devil Rules one of the best blogs left standing!

    2. Hey jeffen, here it is:

      thanks for the flowers, keep mrml alive!

    3. We'll keep each other company till the whole thing comes crashing down around our ears :)

      Thanks for the upload!

  9. Some good stuff here and a few that are new to me! Would prefer separate tracks though but thanks for all your posts.

  10. Yeah I'm the type that likes track-by-track editing, especially when it's a great set like this one, worth it just for the Albertos

  11. Thank you ! With the cue file you can have all the separate flac tracks with medieval cue spliter, but in the files, there is only the cue file (no flac file) and mp3, no flac files. Never mind the filesnames, here comes the double nuggets.

    1. Okay, now I feel ignorant. Not because I hadn't thought of that but because I have NO idea how one would use cue files to separate anything.

    2. Medieval CUE Splitter .. google is your friend

  12. Hi! Is is possible for you to reup the Stortbeat 2 Volume CDS. Thanks!


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