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Various - Rusty Egan Presents… Blitzed! [4CD Deluxe packaging]


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Format: 4CD Deluxe packaging
Catalogue No.: EDSL0185
Barcode: 740155738532
Release Date: 28 Jun 2024
Genre: Pop

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 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.

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

1. Sparks / The Number One Song In Heaven
(Long Version)
2. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Electricity (Dindisc 1980 Version)
3. Ultravox / Passing Strangers
4. Kraftwerk / Radioactivity (Edit)
5. Lulu / The Man Who Sold The World
6. Jeff Wayne / The Eve Of The War (Disco Re- Mix)

7. Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band / I’m An Indian Too
8. Japan / Life in Tokyo (1979 Single Version)
9. Blondie / Heart Of Glass (12” Version)
10. Amanda Lear / Follow Me
11. Wolfgang Riechmann / Wunderbar
12. Eno - Moebius - Roedelius / Broken Head
13. M / Pop Muzik (12” Version)
14. Barry De Vorzon / Theme From ‘The Warriors’
15. Roxy Music / Angel Eyes (Extended Remix)
16. Suicide / Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)

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

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

More From This Artist: Amanda Lear Barry De Vorzon Cabaret Voltaire Fad Gadget Gina X Performance Giorgio Moroder Grace Jones Hot Chocolate Iggy Pop Japan John Foxx Kraftwerk Lou Reed Magazine Mick Ronson Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Rinder And Lewis Roxy Music Shock Simple Minds Skids Spandau Ballet Sparks The Glitter Band The Human League The Men The Normal The Regents Throbbing Gristle Tubeway Army Ultravox! Vice Versa Visage Yello

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