Live Ledge #365: British Punk January - May 1979

You guys knew this show was coming, right? After a half dozen or so shows devoted to 1978 last year, it was only a matter of time before the Live Ledge series of tributes to the subsequent year would commence in 2019.

This first edition of these shows is devoted to the first few months of British punk (and/or punk-related) singles released between January and May 1979. There's quite a few big names (Members, Generation X, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Clash, etc.) but also a number of bands that wasn't around for very long (Sods, Blank Students, etc.). There are also songs featuring artists later known for other bands, including future members of the Waterboys and Big Country.

As always, I hope everybody discovers a band or two they've never heard before! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Members, Sound Of The Suburbs
2. Generation X, King Rocker
3. Scissor Fits, I Don't Wanna Work For British Airways
4. Lurkers, Just Thirteen
5. Ruts, In A Rut
6. Distractions, It Doesn't Bother Me
7. Surgeons, Sid Never Did It
8. Sex Pistols, Something Else
9. Sex Pistols, Silly Thing
10. Johnny Curious & The Strangers, Jennifer
11. Swell Maps, Dresden Style
12. Skids, Into The Valley
13. Dead Fingers Talk, The Boyfriend
14. Buzzcocks, Everybody's Happy Nowadays
15. Sham 69, Questions & Answers
16. Disco Zombies, Drums Over London
17. Gobblinz, Love Me Too
18. Glaxo Babies, This Is Your Life
19. Proles, Stereo Love
20. Clash, I Fought the Law
21. Damned, Love Song
22. Cash Pussies, 99 Per Cents Are Shit
23. Rezillos, Cold Wars
24. Raincoats, Fairytale In The Supermarket
25. Steve Treatment, Step Inside a Worn-Out Shoe
26. Crisis, No Town All
27. Tone Deaf & The Idiots, Why Do Politics Turn Men Into Toads
28. Gang Of Four, At Home He's A Tourist
29. Blank Students, Background Music
30. They Must Be Russians, Psycho Analysis
31. Another Pretty Face, All The Boys Love Carrie
32. Alternative TV, Lost In Room
33. Sods, No Pictures
34. Lurkers, Out In The Dark


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