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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, it's 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 it's 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 either 66 track 4CD or 36 track 4LP sets. 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.
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, it's 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 it's 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 either 66 track 4CD or 36 track 4LP sets. 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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Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed / Various - Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed / Various (Box) (Ofgv)

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Format: Vinyl
Label: DEMON/EDSEL
Rel. Date: 06/28/2024
UPC: 5014797911208

Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed / Various (Box) (Ofgv)
Artist: Rusty Egan Presents Blitzed / Various
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. The Human League / Being Boiled (Fast Product Version)
2. Tubeway Army / Down In The Park
3. Fad Gadget / Back To Nature
4. Vice Versa / New Girls Neutrons
5. Throbbing Gristle / Hot On The Heels Of Love
6. The Normal / Warm Leatherette
7. Cabaret Voltaire / Nag Nag Nag
8. John Foxx / Burning Car
9. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Electricity (Dindisc 1980 Version)
10. Shock / R.E.R.B
11. Ultravox! / Hiroshima Mon Amour
12. Magazine / Permafrost
13. Hot Chocolate / Put Your Love In Me
14. Visage / Moon Over Moscow
15. Sparks / The Number One Song In Heaven (Long Version)
16. The Glitter Band / Makes You Blind
17. The Regents / 7 Teen
18. Roxy Music / Angel Eyes (Extended Remix)
19. The Men / I Don't Depend On You
20. Barry De Vorzon / Theme From `The Warriors'
21. Rinder And Lewis / Willie And The Hand Jive (12" Version)
22. Grace Jones / La Vie En Rose
23. Kraftwerk / Schaufensterpuppen
24. Ultravox / Passing Strangers
25. Iggy Pop / Nightclubbing
26. Gina X Performance / No G.D.M.
27. Mick Ronson / Only After Dark
28. Simple Minds / Changeling
29. Skids / Animation (Edit)
30. Japan / Life in Tokyo (1979 Single Version)
31. Amanda Lear / Follow Me
32. Spandau Ballet / To Cut A Long Story Short
33. Yello / Bostich (album version
34. Giorgio Moroder / Chase (From `Midnight Express' Soundtrack)
35. Visage / Fade To Grey (1980 Dance Mix)
36. Lou Reed / Perfect Day

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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, it's 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 it's 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 either 66 track 4CD or 36 track 4LP sets. 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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