Monday, May 7, 2012


Note - the files in the .zip folder are all now properly titled and will show up correctly if you download this and drag it into iTunes.

(Thanks to Post-Punk Radio blog for the image). A few weeks back I published a nostalgia-drenched post on my teenage ride through a wave of post-punk music in the early 1980s, and how my local college radio station schooled me in many great obscurities from the punk/art/noise realm during that time. Posting that piece didn't will away the nostalgia; rather, it forced me to put together a compilation of that era's best music as a companion piece to the other post-punk CD I made all the way back in 2004 (and shared with you here as a free download, ready to be imported into a playlist or burned to CD-R). 

We'll shortcut the need for a truly good name and just call this thing "HEDONIST JIVE POST-PUNK BLOWOUT" and get on with it. It spans the proverbial gamut from aggressive, limber noise; female-vocal art-thump; left-of-center punk rock; and early British DIY (including this blog's namesake song from The Midnight Circus). Some of these songs have been favorites of mine since I was a wee pup; other were only discovered in the past decade of so. All date from 1978 to about 1983 and fit the already loose "postpunk" category very loosely.

There are two ways to enjoy this playlist - download here and "own" the mp3s I've carefully handpicked for ya, or go over to the playlist I made on 8Tracks, and listen to it streaming on your iPhone, Android devices or your computer. Same songs both ways. 


1. SPK - Contact
3. VIRGIN PRUNES - Twenty Tens (I've Been Smoking All Night)
4. BUSH TETRAS - Too Many Creeps
5. 2x4s - Zipperheads
6. THE POP GROUP - 3:38
7. THE MISFITS - Cough/Cool
8. AU PAIRS - Set Up
9. WIRE - Outdoor Miner
10. THE FLOWERS - After Dark
11. 1/2 JAPANESES - Girl Athletes
13. NOH MERCY - Caucasian Guilt
14. FLIPPER - Ha Ha Ha
16. THE HOMOSEXUALS - Technique Street
17. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - Jennifer's Veil
18. MIDNIGHT CIRCUS - The Hedonist Jive
19. THE GORDONS - Future Shock
20. PYLON - Cool
21. THE FALL - Eat Y'Self Fitter
22. SARA GOES POP - Arab o Habab of Arabia
23. REMA REMA - Rema Rema
24. TEDDY & THE FRAT GIRLS - I Owe It To The Girls
25. TUXEDOMOON - No Tears

Play Hedonist Jive Post-Punk Blowout on 8Tracks
Download Hedonist Jive Post-Punk Blowout (this is a .zip file)