V/A - Shake Some Action Vol. 1.1 LP (NEW) (M)

V/A - Shake Some Action Vol. 1.1 LP (NEW) (M)

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The Shake Some Action series returns with the first two volumes of the long out of print Collection Of Powerpop, Mod & New Wave Rarities 1975-1986, out on vinyl for the first time! Includes extensive liner notes by Alan Fleagle. Limited Editon 400 copies in black vinyl.

Each of the original CD’s 24 tracks will now be split across two vinyl editions, featuring a dozen rare tracks on each, complete with a full color sleeve plus insert with extensive liner notes. Following the time line of the original editions the first two discs are set to be: Volume 1.1 – UK & Volume 2.1 – US, with new editions regularly thereafter.

Each disc is all killer, no filler, eschewing the obvious genre names, instead digging deep and turning up gems galore, a dozen tunes drenched in melody, youthful adrenaline and power chords. Volume 1.1 is dedicated to bands from the U.K. and includes such classic tracks as Seventeen’s “Don’t Let Go,” The Invaders “Best Thing I Ever Did” and The Kick’s “Let’s Get Back Together,” alongside nine more tracks meant to play loud and shout along with.

Meanwhile, Volume 2 .1 is a more (power) pop affair, with more jangle, but no less manic energy and plenty of teen spirit. The album opens strong with certified shoulda been smash “Teen Line” and includes such lost classics as Reaction Formation’s “Looking at You” and Revolver’s driving version of “Some Other Guy” plus nine more tracks you need.

Both discs and the ones yet to come are essential listening for anyone who enjoys the aforementioned Powerpop, Mod and New Wave sounds. 1975-1986 are considered classic years in powerpop – here are 24 reasons why. – Alan Fleagle


A1  The Invaders - Best Thing I Ever Did (New Future) (3:15)

A2  The Boyfriends - I'm In Love Today (2:54)

A3  The Distractions - It Doesn't Bother Me (2:45)

A4  Last Stand -Just A Number (2:45)

A5  Really 3rds - Everyday, Everyway (2:51)

A6  Seventeen - Don't Let Go (3:35)

B1  The Donkeys - Don't Go (3:21)

B2  Slowguns - TV Movie (3:41)

B3  The Stowaways - I Wanna Be Me (2:46)

B4  Tonight  - Money That's Your Problem (2:05)

B5  Tours - Tourist Information (2:05)

B6  The Kick! - Let's Get Back Together (2:57)

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