Live Ledge #385: UK Punk Summer 1979

The latest in the series of shows dedicated to that wonderful year 1979 carries on with a look at the various records released in the UK that summer. It was a time where a few bands were carrying on as usual (Ruts, UK Subs, Buzzcocks) while others had split into subsequent projects (Public Image Ltd., Brian James). And like the previous episodes, there are a ton of bands who just seemed to disappear after one fabulous recorded moment.

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. Ruts, Babylon's Burning
2. UK Subs, Stranglehold
3. Donkeys, Four Letters
4. Newtown Neurotics, Hypocrite
5. Wasteland, Ono
6. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Playground Twist
7. Wire, A Question Of Degree
8. Adam & The Ants, Whip In My Valise
9. Homosexuals, Astral Glamour
10. Swell Maps, Loin Of The Surf
11. Frantic Elevators, Voice In The Dark
12. Favourites, SOS
13. Roses Are Red, Can't Understand
14. Cigarettes, They're Back Again, Here They Come
15. AD 1984, The Russians Are Coming!
16. Addix, (No Such Thing As A) Bad Boy
17. Brian James, Living In Sin
18. Elton Motello, He's A Rebel
19. Public Image Ltd, Death Disco
20. Sham 69, Hersham Boys
21. FX, South's Gonna Rise Again
22. XS Energy, Use You
23. Fall, Rowche Rumble
24. Fire Exit, Time Wall
25. Airship, Give Me a Can of Spray Paint
26. Pneumania, Exhibition
27. Sex Pistols, Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
28. Helpless Huw, Sid Vicious Was Innocent
29. Buzzcocks, Sitting Round at Home
30. Moral Support, Just Where It's At Tonight
31. Misspent Youth, Betcha Won't Dance
32. Au Pairs, You
33. Vermilion & the Aces, I Like Motorcycles
34. Accident on the East Lancs, We Want It Legalized


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