‘Burning Britain’ box set to tell story of independent U.K. punk from 1980 to 1983

Cherry Red Records next month will follow up 2016’s Action Time Vision: A Story of Independent U.K. Punk 1976-1979 with a second box set featuring 114 “indie punk classics, rarities and obscurities” spanning 1980 to 1983, and spread over four discs.

The new box set, titled Burning Britain: A Story of Independent U.K. Punk 1980-1983 and promising material never before issued on CD, will be released April 27, and is available for pre-order now.

Burning Britain will feature some bigger names — The Damned, Toy Dolls, UK Subs and The Exploited — plus a wide range of lesser-known acts from genre-defining record labels like Riot City, No Future, Fallout, Clay, Mortarhate, Anagram, Step-Forward, Small Wonder, WXYZ, Rondelet, Spiderleg and Flicknife.

The set also includes a 64-page booklet with a forward by Ian Glasper, author of the book “Burning Britain,” and biographies of each of the bands included.

See full tracklist below.

 

Tracklist: Various Artists, Burning Britain: A Story of Independent U.K. Punk 1980-1983

DISC 1
1. BAD MAN! – Cockney Rejects
2. GHETTO – The Wall
3. TOMMY KOWEY’S CAR – Toy Dolls
4. I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD – Notsensibles
5. PRETTY POLLY – Poison Girls
6. VOLUME CONTROL – Stiffs
7. NO GOVERNMENT – Anti-Pasti
8. DECONTROL – Discharge
9. WITCH HUNT – The Mob
10. LAST ROCKERS – Vice Squad
11. GANGLAND WARFARE – Outcasts
12. KINGS CROSS – Charge
13. ONE LAW FOR THEM – 4 Skins
14. NO SURVIVORS – G.B.H.
15. REALITY – Chron Gen
16. HARRY MAY – The Business
17. KIDS OF THE 80’S – Infa-Riot
18. TWO YEARS TOO LATE (Live) – Epileptics
19. BEWEREWOLF! – Rudi
20. EVACUATE – Chelsea
21. LONDON BOUNCERS – Action Pact
22. YOUNG OFFENDER – Disrupters
23. NO ROOM FOR YOU – Demob
24. BANNED FROM THE PUBS – Peter & The Test Tube Babies
25. WHOSE BOMB? – Chaotic Youth
26. THE MASQUE – The Dark
27. DEATH’S A CAREER – Drongos For Europe
28. VICTIMISED – Chaos U.K.
29. ALTERNATIVE – The Exploited

DISC 2
1. ENDANGERED SPECIES – U.K. Subs
2. THE ABUSE OF POWER – Blitzkrieg
3. SURVIVAL – The Defects
4. DREAMING – The Expelled
5. NO TRUST – Anti Establishment
6. REASON FOR EXISTENCE – Subhumans
7. WAIT FOR THE BLACKOUT – The Damned
8. SHELL SHOCK – Erazerhead
9. NUCLEAR WAR – The Insane
10. POLICE STATE – Special Duties
11. GO TO HELL – Threats
12. BRITISH MAN – Lunatic Fringe
13. MARY WHITEHOUSE – Organized Chaos
14. T.D.A. – T.D.A.
15. DOGS OF WAR – The System
16. MINDLESS VIOLENCE – Newtown Neurotics
17. DYING MAN – The A-Heads
18. VIVA LA REVOLUTION – The Adicts
19. 17 YEARS OF HELL – The Partisans
20. FUCK THE WORLD – Chaotic Dischord
21. TOO LATE – Court Martial
22. TAKE NO PRISONERS – Red Alert
23. DEAD HERO – The Samples
24. VICTIMS OF WAR – Death Sentence
25. 1000 MARCHING FEET – The Xpozez
26. NORTHERN RIPPER – Destructors
27. FACE THE FACTS – Icon A.D.
28. DOGSBODY – Mayhem

DISC 3
1. WARRIORS – Blitz
2. HAVE YOU GOT 10P? – The Ejected
3. JUBILEE – Rabid
4. THE THATCHER – Septic Psychos
5. DRAG YOU OUT – The Lurkers
6. URBAN REBEL – Abrasive Wheels
7. MURDER IN THE SUBWAY – Attak
8. DEAD REVOLUTION – Undead
9. THEY’VE TAKEN EVERYTHING – Icons Of Filth
10. LUST FOR GLORY – Angelic Upstarts
11. FOR YOU – The Anti-Nowhere League
12. DRAGNET – The Vibrators
13. TV TIMES – Crash
14. KEEP ON RUNNING – Crux
15. JERUSALEM – One Way System
16. NUCLEAR ATTACK – Resistance 77
17. SUMMER OF 81 – Violators
18. CRAZY WORLD – Ad-Nauseam
19. MR. NOBODY – Major Accident
20. NO WAR NO MORE – Uproar
21. CREAM OF THE CROP – No Choice
22. LET THERE BE ANARCHY – Shrapnel
23. HAVE VISIONS – External Menace
24. RAMPTON SONG – Disorder
25. POINTS OF VIEW – Emergency
26. LIMO LIFE – Urban Dogs
27. FASHION PARADE – Instant Agony
28. THEY’VE GOT IT ALL WRONG – Anthrax
29. BORN TO LOSE – The Skeptix

DISC 4
1. MEGALOMANIA – The Blood
2. CAPITAL LETTERS – Ruefrex
3. HOLOCAUST (Demo) – Warwound
4. NOT PREPARED (Demo) – The Sears
5. CRIME FOR REVENGE – Ultra Violent
6. FREEDOM PEACE & UNITY – Omega Tribe
7. BALLYKELLY DISCO (Demo) – Exit-Stance
8. TOLERATION STREET – Dead Man’s Shadow
9. STEPDOWN – Last Rites
10. UNITE AND FIGHT – Riot Squad
11. EAST OF DACHAU – The Underdogs
12. BLAME IT ON THE YOUTH – Xtract
13. ANIMAL WELFARE – Anti-System
14. FACTS OF WAR – Mau Maus
15. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF ME (RICH BITCH) – The Genocides
16. SUFFRAGETTE CITY – Rose Of Victory
17. DIE FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT – The Varukers
18. LAST RITES – The Enemy
19. REVOLUTION TIMES – Red London
20. THE ANGEL OF DEATH – Screaming Dead
21. XENOPHOBIA – Kronstadt Uprising
22. PSYCHO KILLER – English Dogs
23. THE SERENADE IS DEAD – Conflict
24. ONE STEP FORWARD – Naked
25. PROBLEM – Broken Bones
26. LOUD AND CLEAR – Subculture
27. WHAT DO THEY KNOW? – Soldier Dolls
28. MIDDLE EAST MAYHEM – Criminal Justice

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Sten Sawicz

    The very 1st track,”Bad Man” by The Cockney Rejects was actually their 3rd single and it’s initial release was on EMI,who were/are anything but an independent label.If whoever researched and compiled this box set had done a little more digging,they would have found that The Cockney Rejects 1st single.”Flares ‘n’ Slippers”,was released on an independent label,namely Small Wonder.So,small wonder indeed !!!!

     
    • Check out the set released in 2016 (linked above). That track was included in that set. Either way, pretty great to see these being compiled.

       
  • Where’s Cock Sparrer??

     
 

 

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