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Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed!

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Released: 28th June 2024. London, 1979. From the rubble and ashes of punk a new youth cult was emerging. Divinely inspired by Bowie, Roxy Music and Kraftwerk, a new tribe the press started labelling New Romantics, or Futurists, discarded punk's old-hat claims towards authenticity and protest, in pursuit of glamour, make-up, dressing up and dancing. Their home was The Blitz Club, a tiny wine bar at the edge of Covent Garden and what went on there between 1979 and 1980 would genuinely change the world. The other name for this cult? Blitz Kids. Without necessarily knowing it, The Blitz was birthing the next wave of British pop stars. A young Boy George ran the cloakroom, its host and doorman was a young Steve Strange, soon-to-be the frontman of Visage, Spandau Ballet played their first gig there and on a given night you might find yourself dancing next to a member of Ultravox. Fashion designers in Regency ballgowns mingled with secretaries in rubber, post boys dressed as Biggles danced next to art school kids dressed as Pierrot. David Bowie assembled his extras for the 'Ashes to Ashes' video from the Blitz kids. Mick Jagger was refused entry. Too square. And the club had a mighty soundtrack, assembled painstakingly by its resident DJ Rusty Egan. Rusty's sets brought together heroes like Eno, Iggy, and Lou Reed, cool European electronic pioneers like Kraftwerk, Telex and Yello, the electronic side of disco (Cerrone, Hot Chocolate, Amanda Lear) and cutting-edge film soundtracks from the likes of Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder and Barry De Vorzon. Rusty also span the nascent sounds of Britian's next new wave - Japan, Landscape, the Human League, Visage, Ultravox, Fad Gadget. Compiled exhaustively from his DJ sets, 'Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed!' brings together the sounds of a night at the club circa 1980 on a 66-track 4CD set. Beautifully presented with contemporary photography from Sheila Rock, Peter Ashworth and Terry Smith, the booklets also contain sleeve notes from Alexis Petridis and Rusty himself.

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  • Details

    Released:
    28th June 2024
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Box Set
    Barcode:
    740155738532
  • Description

    London, 1979. From the rubble and ashes of punk a new youth cult was emerging. Divinely inspired by Bowie, Roxy Music and Kraftwerk, a new tribe the press started labelling New Romantics, or Futurists, discarded punk's old-hat claims towards authenticity and protest, in pursuit of glamour, make-up, dressing up and dancing. Their home was The Blitz Club, a tiny wine bar at the edge of Covent Garden and what went on there between 1979 and 1980 would genuinely change the world. The other name for this cult? Blitz Kids. Without necessarily knowing it, The Blitz was birthing the next wave of British pop stars. A young Boy George ran the cloakroom, its host and doorman was a young Steve Strange, soon-to-be the frontman of Visage, Spandau Ballet played their first gig there and on a given night you might find yourself dancing next to a member of Ultravox. Fashion designers in Regency ballgowns mingled with secretaries in rubber, post boys dressed as Biggles danced next to art school kids dressed as Pierrot. David Bowie assembled his extras for the 'Ashes to Ashes' video from the Blitz kids. Mick Jagger was refused entry. Too square. And the club had a mighty soundtrack, assembled painstakingly by its resident DJ Rusty Egan. Rusty's sets brought together heroes like Eno, Iggy, and Lou Reed, cool European electronic pioneers like Kraftwerk, Telex and Yello, the electronic side of disco (Cerrone, Hot Chocolate, Amanda Lear) and cutting-edge film soundtracks from the likes of Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder and Barry De Vorzon. Rusty also span the nascent sounds of Britian's next new wave - Japan, Landscape, the Human League, Visage, Ultravox, Fad Gadget. Compiled exhaustively from his DJ sets, 'Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed!' brings together the sounds of a night at the club circa 1980 on a 66-track 4CD set. Beautifully presented with contemporary photography from Sheila Rock, Peter Ashworth and Terry Smith, the booklets also contain sleeve notes from Alexis Petridis and Rusty himself.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Being Boiled (Fast Product Version)
    The Human League
    2.Down in the Park
    Tubeway Army
    3.Permafrost
    Magazine
    4.New Girls Neutrons
    Vice Versa
    5.Back to Nature
    Fad Gadget
    6.Private Life
    The Pretenders
    7.Nightclubbing
    Iggy Pop
    8.Warm Leatherette
    The Normal
    9.Hot On the Heels of Love
    Throbbing Gristle
    10.Day Breaks, Night Heals
    Thomas Leet & Robert Rental
    11.R.E.R.B.
    Shock
    12.Makes You Blind
    The Glitter Band
    13.Burning Car
    John Foxx
    14.Bostich
    Yello
    15.Dalek I Love You (Destiny)
    Dalek I
    16.Thrash
    Cowboys International
    17.Shadowplay
    Joy Division
    18.Nag Nag Nag
    Cabaret Voltaire
    19.Hiroshima Mon Amour
    Ultravox

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Number One Song in Heaven (Long Version)
    Sparks
    2.Electricity (Dindisc 1980 Version)
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    3.Passing Strangers
    Ultravox
    4.Radioactivity (Edit)
    Kraftwerk
    5.The Man Who Sold the World
    Lulu
    6.The Eve of the War (Disco Remix)
    Jeff Wayne
    7.I'm an Indian Too
    Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band
    8.Life in Tokyo (1979 Single Version)
    Japan
    9.Heart of Glass (12" Version)
    Blondie
    10.Follow Me
    Amanda Lear
    11.Wunderbar
    Wolfgang Riechmann
    12.Broken Head
    Eno, Moebius & Roedelius
    13.Pop Muzik (12" Version)
    M
    14.Theme from 'The Warriors'
    Barry De Vorzon
    15.Angel Eyes (Extended Remix)
    Roxy Music
    16.Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)
    Suicide

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.La Vie En Rose
    Grace Jones
    2.Hamburger Lady
    Throbbing Gristle
    3.No Regrets
    The Walker Brothers
    4.Put Your Love in Me
    Hot Chocolate
    5.I Don't Depend On You
    The Men
    6.Criminal World
    Metro
    7.Spanish Moss - A Sound Portrait: Storm
    Billy Cobham
    8.Supernature (12" Full Length Version)
    Cerrone
    9.French Boy
    Garcons
    10.Touch
    Lori and The Chameleons
    11.Moon Over Moscow
    Visage
    12.Schaufensterpuppen
    Kraftwerk
    13.Only After Dark
    Mick Ronson
    14.Japan
    Landscape
    15.Rheinita (Single Version)
    La Dusseldorf

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.A Forest (12" Version)
    The Cure
    2.7 Teen
    The Regents
    3.Ashes and Diamonds
    Zaine Griff
    4.To Cut a Long Story Short
    Spandau Ballet
    5.Moskow Diskow
    Telex
    6.Mannequin
    Taxi-Girl
    7.Memphis Tennessee
    Silicon Teens
    8.I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    The Slits
    9.Changeling
    Simple Minds
    10.Animation (Edit)
    Skids
    11.Chase (From 'Midnight Express')
    Giorgio Moroder
    12.Willie and the Hand Jive (12" Version)
    Rinder & Lewis
    13.Fade to Grey (1980 Dance Mix)
    Visage
    14.No G.D.M.
    Gina X Performance
    15.Chung Kuo
    Vangelis
    16.Perfect Day
    Lou Reed
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