Koch Records says ŽNew York RocksŪ

Published: 2004-11-19
Early next year a compilation paying homage to the '70s music scene in New York City will hit record store shelves. Featuring 14 tracks from seminal punk and new wave bands from the city, Koch Record's 'New York Rocks' will be available on January 15th, 2004. The album compiles both well known and more obscure acts for a fairly comprehensive look at the scene.

Some of the most influential acts to ever sell a record are included on 'New York Rocks', including The Ramones, Television, Blondie, and of course, The Velvet Underground, the quartet to which ever neo-garage band owes a huge debt. Representing those less well known but equally as important as the aforementioned bands are the likes of The Mumps, Mink Deville, and Wayne County and (no, not the pop group) the Back Street Boys.

In addition to hailing from New York, all of the bands included on 'New York Rocks' share another commonality. Each act included on the compilation has had the pleasure of playing the legendary CBGB's music club at some point in their career. The one exception to this is The Velvet Underground, as they headed to Splitsville before the club even opened its doors.

The track-listing of 'New York Rocks' is as follows:

'Rock & Roll' - The Velvet Underground
'Blitzkrieg Bop' - The Ramones
'Ask The Angels' - Patti Smith
'(I Live For) Cars and Girls' - The Dictators
'See No Evil' - Television
'X Offender' - Blondie
'Let Me Dream If I Want To' - Mink DeVille
'Born To Lose' - The Heartbreakers
'Blank Generation' - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
'You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory' - Johnny Thunders
'Sonic Reducer' - The Dead Boys
'Crocodile Tears' - The Mumps
'Cheree' - Suicide
'Max's Kansas City 1976' - Wayne County and the Back Street Boys

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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