Review – Gary Crowley`s Punk and New Wave Vol. 2

by | May 20, 2023

Edsel/Demon Records

19th May 2023

77 tracks across 4CDs/6LPs compiled by Gary Crowley & Jim Lahat. Includes many rare and hard-to-find tracks

He’s back after the recent Lost 80’s Compilation release. Gary Crowley along with Jim Lahat have Co-compiled a second Punk and New Wave compilation. The pair have once again mined their respective record collections and hit the licensing companies to produce a well worthy release.

This 4CD/6LP picks from various singles, b sides and album tracks and although has some the upper-class punk bands, there’s a good selection of unfamiliar and great stuff to be discovered.

The Clash, The Slits, Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, The Heartbreakers, X Ray Spex  all feature but again the inclusion of album tracks like Tank by The Stranglers and Uncontrollable Urge by Devo sit very nicely within the track listing.

The Chefs “24 Hours”, a recent 7-inch reissue that can be found on the Optic Nerve label, is a great addition, as is The Cigarettes “They’re Back Again, Here They Come”, Wah! Heat’s “Better Scream” and Wire’s “Love In A Molotov Cocktail”.

No Crowley compilation would be complete without a little lean towards the Mod/Punk spectrum and Gary doesn’t disappoint. “Away From The Numbers” from The Jam’s first album features, so does The Chords “Something’s Missing” and thrown in with all this are tracks from The Cure, The Boys, Magazine, Siouxsie And The Banshees and more.

In all it’s a very good compilation and would be a great addition to the collection and sits perfectly with Volume One. It’s out Now.

Leggy Mountbatten Says 9/10

Gary Crowleys’ Punk & New Wave Vol. 2 is available here


1. The Clash – 1-2 Crush On You
2. Ramones – Suzy Is A Headbanger
3. The Slits – So Tough
4. The Undertones – There Goes Norman
5. The Users – Sick Of You
6. X-Ray Spex – Warrior In Woolworths
7. Leyton Buzzards – I’m Hanging Around
8. The Dole – New Wave Love
9. The Heartbreakers – One Track Mind
10. The Limit – My World At Night
11. The Art Attacks – I Am A Dalek
12. Devo – Uncontrollable Urge
13. Penetration – Future Daze
14. Magazine – I Love You, You Big Dummy
15. Rich Kids – Hung On You
16. The Flys – Love And A Molotov Cocktail
17. The Rezillos – Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
18. The Members – Phone In Show
19. Poet And The Roots – Dread Beat An’ Blood


1. The Cure – Play For Today
2. Nervebreakers – My Girlfriend Is A Rock
3. Newtown Neurotics – Hypocrite
4. Dolly Mixture – Side Street Walker
5. The Cigarettes – They’re Back Again, Here They Come
6. Gary Valentine – The First Ones
7. Generation X – Trying For Kicks (Winstanley Mix)
8. The Boys – Jimmy Brown
9. The Boyfriends – I’m In Love Today
10. The Dils – Sound of the Rain
11. Silent Noise – I’ve Been Hurt (So Many Times Before)
12. The Skunks – Earthquake Shake
13. Rachel Sweet – New Rose
14. The Distractions – It Doesn’t Bother Me
15. The Wardens – Do So Well
16. Joe Public – Hotel Rooms
17. Clive Pig And The Hopeful Chinamen – Happy Birthday Sweet 16
18. Basement 5 – Silicon Chip
19. Pearl Harbor and the Explosions – Drivin’


1. The Jam – Away From The Numbers
2. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Desert Kisses
3. Golinski Brothers – Bloody
4. The Piranhas – Tension
5. Liquid Stone – Here Comes The Weekend (Mono)
6. The Trend – Teenage Crush
7. Mo-Dettes – Paint It Black
8. The Pleasers – The Kids Are Alright
9. Zounds – Demystification
10. Stiff Little Fingers – Barbed Wire Love
11. Athletico Spizz 80 – No Room
12. The Chefs – 24 Hours
13. Shake – Dream On
14. Altered Images – Love And Kisses
15. The Only Ones – Out There In The Night
16. Killing Joke – Tension
17. The Disco Zombies – Drums Over London
18. The Times – Red with Purple Flashes
19. The Limps – Someone I Can Talk To


1. The Psychedelic Furs – We Love You
2. XTC – Radios In Motion
3. Suicide – Ghost Rider
4. The Stranglers – Tank
5. The Raincoats – No Side To Fall In
6. The City Limits – Morse Code Messages
7. Department S – Monte Carlo or Bust (early version)
8. The Chords – Something’s Missing
9. Dislocation Dance – Rosemary
10. The Barracudas – I Want My Woody Back
11. The Cosmopolitans – Party Boy
12. Wah! Heat – Better Scream
13. The Oral Exciters – It’s Tonight
14. The Subterraneans – My Flamingo
15. The Salford Jets – Gina
16. The Photos – All I Want
17. The Professionals – Just Another Dream
18. The Farmers Boys – I Think I Need Help
19. Moving England – Moving Back
20. Bow Wow Wow – Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!

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