The First and Last

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The First and Last
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Live album by New Race
Released 1982
Recorded April–May 1981 at Selina's, Sgt. Peppers, Manly Vale Hotel, and Crystal Ballroom
Genre Proto punk, Rock and roll, Punk rock
Label WEA
Producer Charles Ficher, Rob Younger and Alan Thorne
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Allmusic (4/5)[1]

The First and Last is a live album released by the "once-only" supergroup band New Race. The First and Last is a collection of recordings from the various shows the band played along the East Coast of Australia in 1981. New Race contained members of the band Radio Birdman: Deniz Tek, Rob Younger, and Warwick Gilbert, along with guitarist from The Stooges- Ron Asheton, and MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson. The First and Last has often been hailed as one of the greatest live Punk rock albums of all time, though there is dispute as to the true genre of the album. Birdman were often regarded as one of the integral influences of Australian punk rock but their style and sound is often compared to that of the MC5 Detroit sound, and the broad genre of Proto-punk, which includes bands such as The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, and The New York Dolls.

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  1. "Crying Sun"
  2. "Haunted Road"
  3. "Sad T.V."
  4. "Breaks My Heart"
  5. "Looking at You"
  6. "November 22, 1963"
  7. "Alone in the Endzone"
  8. "Love Kills"
  9. "Gotta Keep Movin'"
  10. "Columbia"

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