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Jon Savage presents: & Various Artists FAME: Jon Savage's History of Post Punk, 1978-1981

Caroline True
18th March 2022

Format Info

2LP - Black Vinyl
2xLP with Signed Print
Limited to 300 copies

The art of the good compilation album is one that is finely balanced between selecting the familiar and the obscure. Known pleasures sit alongside previously unheard offerings, ready to open up new areas of musical contemplation.
When Caroline True Records and Jon Savage embarked in selecting tracks for this Post- Punk compilation album, things were certainly never going to be neither humdrum nor boredom inducing. Here is the idiosyncratic final cut….

For those of you who may not know him, Jon can best be described as a cultural commentator, writer and long-time music journalist. (The Guardian, the NME, the Face,
Melody Maker). He is also the Sex Pistols and Joy Division biographer and writer of the acclaimed “Teenage” and soon-come documentary on the book. Actually, he’s really a secret national treasure. The spine of this collection are tracks by Post-Punk luminaries Wire, Joy Division and the Prefects. Not so “secret” you may think, but consider the nascent lo-fi Subway Sect, the tough polemic of Noh Mercy, and the hyper obscure experimentalism of File under Pop and you’re getting the idea. From Pere Ubu’s dystopian phychedelia to the motorik of Chrome, it’s a snapshot of a brief era, heavy on invention.

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