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Various - Ork Records: New York, New York (CD)

Various - Ork Records: New York, New York (CD)

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Sealed. 2-CDs with 190-page booklet.

Where in the mythos of punk is there room for a frizzy-haired cinephile San Diegan? How could the defining rock attitude and look of the late 1970s get brainstormed by two go-nowheres from a boarding school in Hockessin, Delaware - a D student and kid voted Most Unknown by his senior class? Forget the worn-out yarns about London gobbers and safety-pin piercing - the true story of the birth of punk rock on 45 is the story of Ork Records, captured by Numero Group on four hefty LPs (or two shiny compact discs) and told across 120 (184 for the CD) high-gloss pages filled with insider photos and sordid details. It is a story populated by iconic names like Television, Alex Chilton, Lester Bangs, Richard Hell, the Feelies, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Ramones. And it's a tale told from the hallowed grounds of CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and Ardent Studios. It all began with Terry Ork, a Jewish SoCal film nerd enthralled by Andy Warhol's posse as they made a transgressive surfing flick, who moved cross-country to manage a movie memorabilia shop on the grubby streets of the Lower East Side. Made in the shadow of disco and dereliction in late-'70s Manhattan, Ork Records: New York, New York is not just the genesis of punk, it is the birth of the New York City scene and indie culture as we know it. 49 total tracks, including previously unreleased. Recordings by Richard Lloyd, Alex Chilton, Feelies, Erasers and the first singles by Television and Richard Hell. 120-page hard cover coffee table book featuring previously unpublished photos by revered NYC punk photographers David Godlis, Ebet Roberts and Roberta Bayley (Ramones).

Disc 1
1 Television- Little Johnny Jewel
2 The Feelies - Fa Cé-La
3 Richard Hell - (I Belong to the) Blank Generation
4 The Revelons - the Way (You Touch My Hand)
5 The Erasers - I Won't Give Up
6 Alex Chilton - All of the Time
7 Chris Stamey & the DBS - (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
8 Prix - Zero
9 Marbles - Red Lights
10 Alex Chilton - Take Me Home & Make Me Like It
11 Prix - Girl
12 The Idols - Girl That I Love
13 Mick Farren & the New Wave - Lost Johnny
14 Cheetah Chrome - Still Wanna Die
15 The Idols -You
16 The Student Teachers - Christmas Weather
17 The Erasers - It Was So Funny (The Song That They Sung)
18 Richard Hell - (I Could Live with You) (In) Another World
19 Chris Stamey - the Summer Sun
20 Alex Chilton - Free Again
21 Richard Lloyd - (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
22 Student Teachers - Channel 13
23 Chris Stamey - Where the Fun Is
24 Prix - Everytime I Close My Eyes

Disc 2
1 The Feelies - Forces at Work
2 Marbles - Fire and Smoke
3 The Revelons - 97 Tears
4 Cheetah Chrome - Take Me Home
5 Richard Hell - You Gotta Lose
6 Chris Stamey and the DBS - If and When
7 Mick Farren & the New Wave - Play with Fire
8 Richard Lloyd - Get Off of My Cloud
9 Alex Chilton - the Singer Not the Song
10 Richard Lloyd - Connection
11 Alex Chilton - Summertime Blues
12 Mick Farren & the New Wave - to Know Him Is to Love Him
13 Link Cromwell - Crazy Like a Fox
14 Link Cromwell - Shock Me
15 Kenneth Higney - I Wanna Be the King
16 Lester Bangs - Let It Blurt
17 Alex Chilton - Bangkok
18 Peter Holsapple - Big Black Truck
19 Prix - She Might Look My Way
20 Alex Chilton - Can't Seem to Make You Mine
21 Prix - Love You All Day Long
22 Alex Chilton - Shakin' the World
23 Prix - Love You Tonight
24 Lester Bangs - Live
25 Kenneth Higney - Funky Kinky

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