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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 36-track 4LP 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:
    Vinyl 12" Box Set
    Barcode:
    5014797911208
  • 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 36-track 4LP 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.Back to Nature
    Fad Gadget
    4.New Girls Neutrons
    Vice Versa
    5.Hot On the Heels of Love
    Throbbing Gristle
    6.Warm Leatherette
    The Normal
    7.Nag Nag Nag
    Cabaret Voltaire
    8.Burning Car
    John Foxx
    9.Electricity (Dindisc 1980 Version)
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    10.R.E.R.B.
    Shock

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Hiroshima Mon Amour
    Ultravox
    2.Permafrost
    Magazine
    3.Put Your Love in Me
    Hot Chocolate
    4.Moon Over Moscow
    Visage
    5.The Number One Song in Heaven (Long Version)
    Sparks
    6.Makes You Blind
    The Glitter Band
    7.7 Teen
    The Regents
    8.Angel Eyes (Extended Remix)
    Roxy Music

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.I Don't Depend On You
    The Men
    2.Theme from 'The Warriors'
    Barry De Vorzon
    3.Willie and the Hand Jive (12" Version)
    Rinder & Lewis
    4.La Vie En Rose
    Grace Jones
    5.Schaufensterpuppen
    Kraftwerk
    6.Passing Strangers
    Ultravox
    7.Nightclubbing
    Iggy Pop
    8.No G.D.M.
    Gina X Performance

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Only After Dark
    Mick Ronson
    2.Changeling
    Simple Minds
    3.Animation (Edit)
    Skids
    4.Life in Tokyo (1979 Single Version)
    Japan
    5.Follow Me
    Amanda Lear
    6.To Cut a Long Story Short
    Spandau Ballet
    7.Bostich
    Yello
    8.Chase (From 'Midnight Express')
    Giorgio Moroder
    9.Fade to Grey (1980 Dance Mix)
    Visage
    10.Perfect Day
    Lou Reed
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