No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion

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No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion
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Compilation album
Released October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
Genre Punk rock, new wave, power pop, post-punk, proto-punk
Label Rhino
Producer Gary Stewart
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Blender 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 10.0/10 February 10, 2004

No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion is a compilation album chronicling the punk rock movement of the 1970s. Released by Rhino Entertainment on October 28, 2003, the box set of four compact discs includes 100 tracks originally released between 1973 and 1980, performed by 75 artists from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. In addition to punk rock, the collection touches upon the antecedent style of proto-punk and the related genres of new wave music, power pop, and post-punk.

Many artists are represented multiple times in the collection. The Buzzcocks have the most tracks of any single artist, with three of their songs included in the compilation. Johnny Thunders appears on five tracks: two by the New York Dolls, two by The Heartbreakers, and his 1978 solo song "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory". Notably absent from the compilation are the Sex Pistols, whose singer John Lydon refused Rhino Entertainment permission to include any of the band's tracks, allegedly because Rhino chose not to release the 2002 Sex Pistols Boxed Set in the United States.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (single version, 1976) Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone Ramones  
2. "White Riot" (single version, 1977) Joe Strummer, Mick Jones The Clash  
3. "Heart of the City" (from "So It Goes" single, 1976) Nick Lowe Nick Lowe  
4. "Boredom" (from Spiral Scratch, 1977) Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley Buzzcocks  
5. "(I'm) Stranded" (from (I'm) Stranded, 1977) Ed Kuepper, Chris Bailey The Saints  
6. "Neat Neat Neat" (from Damned Damned Damned, 1977) Brian James The Damned  
7. "In the City" (from In the City, 1977) Paul Weller The Jam  
8. "Final Solution" (1976 single) Craig Bell, Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner, Dave Taylor, David Thomas, Tim Wright Pere Ubu  
9. "Roadrunner" (from The Modern Lovers, 1976) Jonathan Richman The Modern Lovers  
10. "Little Johnny Jewel" (1975 single) Tom Verlaine Television  
11. "One Chord Wonders" (1977 single) T. V. Smith The Adverts  
12. "Born to Lose" (from L.A.M.F., 1977) Johnny Thunders The Heartbreakers  
13. "Search and Destroy" (from Raw Power, 1973) Iggy Pop, James Williamson The Stooges  
14. "Let Me Dream If I Want To (Amphetamine Blues)" (from Live at CBGB's, 1976) Willy DeVille Mink DeVille  
15. "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" (1977 single) Poly Styrene X-Ray Spex  
16. "1 2 X U" (from Pink Flag, 1977) Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman, Robert Gotobed Wire  
17. "Blank Generation" (from Blank Generation, 1977) Richard Hell Richard Hell and the Voidoids  
18. "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)" (from Rattus Norvegicus, 1977) Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield, Jet Black The Stranglers  
19. "Cherry Bomb" (from The Runaways, 1976) Joan Jett, Kim Fowley The Runaways  
20. "Personality Crisis" (from New York Dolls, 1973) David Johansen, Thunders New York Dolls  
21. "Teenage Depression" (from Teenage Depression, 1976) Dave Higgs Eddie and the Hot Rods  
22. "Two Tub Man" (from Go Girl Crazy!, 1975) Andy Shernoff The Dictators  
23. "Hey Joe" (1974 single) Billy Roberts, Patti Smith Patti Smith  
24. "Your Generation" (1977 single) Billy Idol, Tony James Generation X  
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Lust for Life" (from Lust for Life, 1977) Pop, David Bowie Iggy Pop  
2. "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" (1977 single) T. Smith The Adverts  
3. "Sat'day Night in the City of the Dead" (from Ultravox!, 1977) John Foxx Ultravox  
4. "What Do I Get?" (1978 single) Shelley Buzzcocks  
5. "X Offender" (from Blondie, 1976) Gary Valentine, Debbie Harry Blondie  
6. "Lookin' After No. 1" (from The Boomtown Rats, 1977) Bob Geldof The Boomtown Rats  
7. "Don't Dictate" (1977 single) Gary Chaplin, Pauline Murray Penetration  
8. "Bingo Master" (from Bingo-Master's Break-Out!, 1978) Mark E. Smith, Una Baines The Fall  
9. "Free Money" (from Horses, 1975) P. Smith, Lenny Kaye Patti Smith  
10. "The Modern World" (from This Is the Modern World, 1977) Weller The Jam  
11. "Chinese Rocks" (from L.A.M.F., 1977) D. Ramone, Hell The Heartbreakers  
12. "New Rose" (from Damned Damned Damned, 1977) B. James The Damned  
13. "Ambition" (1978 single) Vic Godard Subway Sect  
14. "See No Evil" (from Marquee Moon, 1977) Verlaine Television  
15. "Suspect Device" (single version, 1978) Jake Burns, Gordon Ogilvie Stiff Little Fingers  
16. "Mannequin" (from Pink Flag, 1977) Gilbert, Lewis, Newman, Gotobed Wire  
17. "Baby Baby" (from Pure Mania, 1977) Knox The Vibrators  
18. "Love Comes in Spurts" (from Blank Generation, 1977) Hell Richard Hell and the Voidoids  
19. "First Time" (from The Boys, 1977) Honest John Plain The Boys  
20. "Sonic Reducer" (from Young Loud and Snotty, 1977) Stiv Bators, Johnny Blitz, Cheetah Chrome, Jeff Magnum, Thomas, Jimmy Zero The Dead Boys  
21. "Shot by Both Sides" (from Real Life, 1978) Devoto, Shelley Magazine  
22. "Mystery Dance" (from My Aim Is True, 1977) Elvis Costello Elvis Costello  
23. "Trash" (from New York Dolls, 1973) Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain New York Dolls  
24. "The Day the World Turned Day-Glo" (from Germfree Adolescents, 1978) Styrene X-Ray Spex  
25. "Do Anything You Wanna Do" (from Life on the Line, 1977) Graeme Douglas, Ed Hollis Eddie and the Hot Rods  
Disc 3
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Ready Steady Go" (from Generation X, 1978) Idol, T. James Generation X  
2. "Teenage Kicks" (1978 single) John O'Neill The Undertones  
3. "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" (1977 single) Ian Dury, Chaz Jankel Ian Dury  
4. "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" (from Love Bites, 1978) Shelley Buzzcocks  
5. "Rocket U.S.A." (from Suicide, 1977) Alan Vega, Martin Rev Suicide  
6. "Mongoloid" (single version, 1977) Gerald Casale Devo  
7. "Homicide" (from Separates, 1978) Nick Cash, Guy Days 999  
8. "Mr. Big" (from 198 Seconds of The Dils, 1977) Chip Kinman, Tony Kinman The Dils  
9. "Warsaw" (from An Ideal for Living, 1978) Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Ian Curtis Joy Division  
10. "Where Were You?" (1978 single) Tom Greenhalgh, Jon Langford The Mekons  
11. "Lexicon Devil" (from Lexicon Devil, 1978) Darby Crash, Pat Smear Germs  
12. "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures" (single version, 1977) Jo Callis The Rezillos  
13. "The Wait" (from "Stop Your Sobbing" single, 1979) Chrissie Hynde, Pete Farndon The Pretenders  
14. "We Got the Neutron Bomb" (1978 single) John Denney, Cliff Roman The Weirdos  
15. "Pablo Picasso" (from The Modern Lovers, 1976) Richman The Modern Lovers  
16. "Action Time Vision" (from The Image Has Cracked, 1978) Alex Fergusson, Mark Perry Alternative TV  
17. "2-4-6-8 Motorway" (1977 single) Tom Robinson Tom Robinson Band  
18. "We Are the One" (from We Are the One, 1977) Penelope Houston, Greg Ingraham, Danny O'Brien, James Calvin Wilsey Avengers  
19. "Borstal Breakout" (1978 single) Dave Parsons, Jimmy Pursey Sham 69  
20. "Wasted" (from Nervous Breakdown, 1979) Greg Ginn Black Flag  
21. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (single version, 1977) Joey Ramone Ramones  
22. "I Love Livin' in the City" (single version, 1978) Lee Ving Fear  
23. "She's So Modern" (from A Tonic for the Troops, 1978) Geldof, Johnnie Fingers The Boomtown Rats  
24. "Ghosts of Princes in Towers" (from Ghosts of Princes in Towers, 1978) Glen Matlock, Steve New Rich Kids  
25. "We're Desperate" (from "Adult Books" single, 1978) John Doe, Exene Cervenka X  
26. "You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)" (from The Incredible Shrinking Dickies, 1978) Stan Lee, Chuck Wagon The Dickies  
27. "Dancing the Night Away" (single version, 1977) Nick Garvey, Andrew McMaster The Motors  
Disc 4
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Hong Kong Garden" (1978 single) Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, John McKay, Kenny Morris Siouxsie and the Banshees  
2. "Hanging on the Telephone" (originally performed by The Nerves; from Parallel Lines, 1978) Jack Lee Blondie  
3. "Top of the Pops" (single version, 1978) Callis The Rezillos  
4. "Adult Books" (1978 single) Doe, Cervenka X  
5. "The Sound of the Suburbs" (1979 single) JC Carroll, Nicky Tesco The Members  
6. "California Über Alles" (single version, 1979) Jello Biafra, John Greenway Dead Kennedys  
7. "Another Girl, Another Planet" (from The Only Ones, 1978) Peter Perrett The Only Ones  
8. "(I Want to Be An) Anglepoise Lamp" (1978 single) Robyn Hitchcock The Soft Boys  
9. "Radio Radio" (from This Year's Model, 1978) Costello Elvis Costello and The Attractions  
10. "Typical Girls" (from Cut, 1979) Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt, Ari Up, Palmolive The Slits  
11. "Human Fly" (1978 single) Lux Interior, Poison Ivy The Cramps  
12. "Psycho Killer" (from Talking Heads: 77, 1977) David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth Talking Heads  
13. "Babylon's Burning" (from The Crack, 1979) Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy, John Jennings The Ruts  
14. "If the Kids Are United" (1978 single) Parsons, Pursey Sham 69  
15. "Alternative Ulster" (from Inflammable Material, 1979) Burns, Ogilvie Stiff Little Fingers  
16. "Boys Don't Cry" (1979 single) Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst, Michael Dempsey The Cure  
17. "She Is Beyond Good and Evil" (1979 single) Gareth Sager, Bruce Smith, Mark Stewart, Simon Underwood, John Waddington The Pop Group  
18. "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" (single version, 1978) Joe Jackson Joe Jackson  
19. "Get Over You" (1979 single) O'Neill The Undertones  
20. "Love Like Anthrax" (from "Damaged Goods" single, 1978) Andy Gill, Jon King, Hugo Burnham, Dave Allen Gang of Four  
21. "Peaches" (from Rattus Norvegicus, 1977) Cornwell, Burnel The Stranglers  
22. "Into the Valley" (from Scared to Dance, 1979) Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson Skids  
23. "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" (from So Alone, 1978) Thunders Johnny Thunders  
24. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (1980 single) Sumner, Hook, Morris, Curtis Joy Division  



  • Co-producer [Associate Producer] – Alec Palao [3]
  • Compilation Producer [Box Set Produced by] – Gary Stewart
  • Liner Notes [Discographical Annotations] – Reggie Collins [4]
  • Management [Product] – Emily Cagan,[5] Marc Salata [6]
  • Other [Licensing] – John Austin
  • Producer [Sound Produced by] – Bill Inglot
  • Remastered by – Bill Inglot, Dan Hersch,[7] Dave Schultz [8]
  • Research [Editorial] – Steven Chean [9]
  • Research [Photo] – Steven P. Gorman [10]
  • Supervised by [Editorial Supervision] – Sheryl Farber [11]
  • Supervised by [Project Supervision] – Patrick Milligan