THE BEST OF CMJ: 1979-1989 (1989)

The Best of CMJ: 1979-1989 - Box Set Cover

Tracks

Disc 1 (CMJ 10-CD 1001A):

  1. Accidents Will Happen (Live At Hollywood High) (3:24) - Elvis Costello
  2. Damaged Goods (3:25) - Gang Of Four
  3. London Calling (3:19) - The Clash
  4. Next To You (2:50) - Police
  5. Starry Eyes (4:21) - Records
  6. Boys Don't Cry (2:35) - The Cure
  7. Here Comes My Girl (4:25) - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  8. Look Sharp (3:20) - Joe Jackson
  9. Life During Wartime (3:38) - Talking Heads
  10. You Say You Don't Love Me (2:53) - Buzzcocks
  11. I Don't Like Mondays (4:17) - Boomtown Rats
  12. Enola Gay (3:29) - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  13. Twist And Crawl (2:31) - English Beat
  14. Pay To Cum! (1:25) - Bad Brains
  15. I Got You (3:28) - Split Enz
  16. Los Angeles (2:24) - X
  17. I Wanna Destroy You (2:50) - Soft Boys
  18. Going Underground (2:52) - The Jam
  19. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3:22) - Joy Division
  20. Redemption Song (3:45) - Bob Marley And The Wailers
  21. Biko (7:25) - Peter Gabriel

Disc 2 (CMJ 10-CD 1001B):

  1. Rise Above (2:25) - Black Flag
  2. Motorhead (3:38) - Motorhead
  3. The Wait (3:34) - Pretenders
  4. Another Nail In My Heart (2:56) - Squeeze
  5. Girls On Film (3:28) - Duran Duran
  6. Pretty In Pink (3:59) - Psychedelic Furs
  7. Big Brown Eyes (1:57) - dB's
  8. Our Lips Are Sealed (2:44) - Go-Go's
  9. Crazy (3:11) - Pylon
  10. Runaway Boys (2:59) - Stray Cats
  11. Holiday In Cambodia (3:43) - Dead Kennedys
  12. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (4:11) - Soft Cell
  13. Don't You Want Me (3:57) - Human League
  14. O Superman (8:21) - Laurie Anderson
  15. New Chautauqua (5:14) - Pat Metheny
  16. Senses Working Overtime (4:33) - XTC
  17. Blister In The Sun (2:23) - Violent Femmes
  18. Rockit (5:24) - Herbie Hancock
  19. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (3:37) - Eurythmics

Disc 3 (CMJ 10-CD 1001C):

  1. Radio Free Europe (3:46) - R.E.M.
  2. Spellbound (3:14) - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  3. Sponji Reggae (4:52) - Black Uhuru
  4. Pale Shelter (4:34) - Tears For Fears
  5. Ja Funmi (7:07) - King Sunny Ade
  6. 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six (4:29) - Tom Waits
  7. Atomic Dog (4:43) - George Clinton
  8. Tenderness (3:35) - General Public
  9. It's My Life (3:51) - Talk Talk
  10. You're The Best Thing (4:22) - Style Council
  11. The Killing Moon (5:45) - Echo & The Bunnymen
  12. Aerial Boundaries (4:39) - Michael Hedges
  13. Blue Monday (7:25) - New Order
  14. Institutionalized (3:47) - Suicidal Tendencies
  15. Rock Box (5:30) - Run-D.M.C.

Disc 4 (CMJ 10-CD 1001D):

  1. Pride (In The Name Of Love) (3:46) - U2
  2. Free Nelson Mandela (4:05) - Special AKA
  3. When Doves Cry (5:51) - Prince And The Revolution
  4. Unsatisfied (3:58) - Replacements
  5. A New England (2:11) - Billy Bragg
  6. Marlene On The Wall (3:38) - Suzanne Vega
  7. Will The Wolf Survive? (3:38) - Los Lobos
  8. I Want You Back (3:08) - Hoodoo Gurus
  9. Pink Turns To Blue (2:38) - Husker Do
  10. How Soon Is Now? (6:43) - Smiths
  11. The Whole Of The Moon (4:57) - Waterboys
  12. Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing (1:29) - Minutemen
  13. Parry At Ground Zero (6:25) - Fishbone
  14. Take The Skinheads Bowling (2:27) - Camper Van Beethoven
  15. Pride And Joy (3:40) - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
  16. Moving To Florida (4:29) - Butthole Surfers
  17. Just Like Honey (2:59) - Jesus And Mary Chain
  18. Death Valley '69 (5:07) - Sonic Youth

Disc 5 (CMJ 10-CD 1001E):

  1. Welcome To The Jungle (4:29) - Guns N' Roses
  2. Cult Of Personality (4:52) - Living Colour
  3. Battery (5:10) - Metallica
  4. Birthday (3:57) - Sugarcubes
  5. She Sells Sanctuary (4:18) - The Cult
  6. What You Need (3:34) - INXS
  7. No New Tale To Tell (3:26) - Love And Rockets
  8. Put Down That Weapon (4:38) - Midnight Oil
  9. I Want Your (Hands On Me) (4:23) - Sinead O'Connor
  10. Tantalized (4:56) - The Church
  11. Don't Talk (5:02) - 10,000 Maniacs
  12. Gigantic (3:13) - Pixies
  13. This Damn Nation (2:43) - Godfathers
  14. Peace Sells (4:01) - Megadeth
  15. Someday (3:44) - Steve Earle
  16. Freak Scene (3:35) - Dinosaur Jr.
  17. Don't Believe The Hype (5:19) - Public Enemy

Releases

Notes

Includes this write-up on The Church:

At times, Australia's The Church is reminiscent of the Byrds, their shimmering pop tunes dipped into a vat of jingle-jangle-morning 12-string folk-rock guitars; The Church's other major influence is the '70s British glam of T. Rex, Cockney Rebel and David Bowie. Wherever they were coming from, by 1986's Heyday The Church had solidified its sound and created the LP that main lyricist Steven Kilbey called "the loosest, warmest album we could make in a week or two of spontaneous creativity." "Tantalized," from Heyday, is indeed five minutes of glorious spontaneous combustion.