ALL LINED UP: THE KULT OF THE EIGHTIES (2003)

All Lined Up: The Kult Of The Eighties Cover

Tracks

CD 1:

  1. This Charming Man (2:43) - The Smiths
  2. Der Mussolini (3:52) - D.A.F.
  3. Human Fly (2:13) - The Cramps
  4. Alice (3:30) - Sisters of Mercy
  5. Making Plans For Nigel (3:53) - XTC
  6. Torch (4:06) - Soft Cell
  7. Seven Into The Sea (3:49) - In Tua Nua
  8. Sex Beat (2:46) - The Gun Club
  9. To Hell With Poverty (4:35) - Gang Of Four
  10. When It's Over (6:27) - The Wipers
  11. Lined Up (4:00) - Shriekback
  12. Collapsing New People (4:12) - Fad Gadget
  13. I Fought The Law (2:39) - The Clash
  14. Winning (4:13) - The Sound
  15. Love Like Blood (6:48) - Killing Joke
  16. I Still Believe (5:31) - The Call
  17. Our Darkness (5:17) - Anne Clark
  18. Din Daa Daa (US Mix) (6:22) - George Kranz

CD 2:

  1. Quiet Life (4:51) - Japan
  2. Bela Lugosi's Dead (5:07) - Bauhaus
  3. Kristallnaach (4:56) - BAP
  4. Theme For Great Cities (5:49) - Simple Minds
  5. Nellie The Elephant (3:25) - Toy Dolls
  6. Burning Down The House (Live) (4:12) - Talking Heads
  7. Eisbaer (4:45) - Grauzone
  8. Are Friends Electric? (5:20) - Tubeway Army
  9. O La La La (3:16) - TC Matic
  10. Sex, Sex, Sex (4:56) - The Div
  11. Spellbound (3:18) - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  12. Under The Milky Way (4:57) - The Church
  13. Seven Seas (3:18) - Echo & The Bunnymen
  14. Killing An Arab (2:22) - The Cure
  15. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3:24) - Joy Division
  16. Wasteland (5:40) - The Mission
  17. Rain (3:54) - The Cult
  18. 40 (Live) (3:49) - U2

Releases

Notes

All Lined Up is a celebration of the electronic new-wave/post-punk era that was a soundtrack for many twenty and thirty-somethings, both CD's feature songs you know by heart, some you may have forgotten and a couple you may have missed. Mind you, this isn't a complete document of the post-punk boom of the late 70's & early 80's, but is a welcome survey of those bands that experimented and added many new elements into their sound. It's somewhat surprising that so much of this music still sounds contemporary after twenty years, but...any compilation that purports to chronicle a particular sound/place/time is going to be met with some comments to the effect of "Wait, how come they didn't include (insert name of criminally omitted selection here)", and this is no exception. Nevertheless, each of these tunes will be immediately familiar to anyone who grew up in the early 80's. Universal is to be commended for keeping alive the great music of a bygone era. An excellent place to start an 80s collection, or fill those missing pieces, it sure beats the heck out of most of today's "music".