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News: The Vibrators: The Epic Years 1976-78 box set via Cherry Red Records

The Vibrators - The Epic Years 1976-1978 box set
24 February 2017

Seminal UK punk band The Vibrators gets its due with the 4-CD box set The Vibrators: The Epic Years 1976-78, slated for release via Cherry Red Records on March 31st, coinciding with the band’s 40th anniversary.

This 4 CD box set includes all of the band’s recordings for Epic Records between 1976-78, including sessions for the BBC. Disc 1 is the debut Pure Mania classic, which hit #49 in the UK National Charts, and includes the seminal “Baby Baby” 45.

Disc 2 is the V2 album which charted at #33 in 1978 and includes the hit singles “Automatic Lover” (#35) and “Judy Says” (#70). The 3rd disc comprises three sessions recorded for the legendary John Peel show on BBC Radio and they are joined by the four tracks that the band performed on the Old Grey Whistle Test TV show.

The last disc sees the band in concert from the London Marquee, in the summer of `77 at the height of the punk rock explosion. The full 19 track raw mixing desk version of the show was used – so much better than the overdubbed truncated version that’s in circulation!

Record Collector’s Shane Baldwin has provided sleeve notes with contributions from the band while the booklet also features pictures of all of their releases from the period.

The current line-up of The Vibrators will be supporting this 4 CD box set while on their regular touring schedule across the UK and Europe.

The Vibrators: The Epic Years 1976-78 (CDPUNKBOX161 4CD)

PURE MANIA
1. INTO THE FUTURE….
2. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH
3. SWEET SWEET HEART
4. KEEP IT CLEAN
5. BABY, BABY
6. NO HEART
7. SHE’S BRINGING YOU DOWN
8. PETROL
9. LONDON GIRLS
10. YOU BROKE MY HEART
11. WHIPS & FURS
12. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
13. WRECKED ON YOU
14. I NEED A SLAVE
15. BAD TIME
BONUS TRACKS
16. LONDON GIRLS (LIVE)
17. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS (LIVE)

V2
1. PURE MANIA
2. AUTOMATIC LOVER
3. FLYING DUCK THEORY
4. PUBLIC ENEMY NO.1
5. DESTROY
6. NAZI BABY
7. WAKE UP
8. SULPHATE
9. 24 HOUR PEOPLE
10. FALL IN LOVE
11. FEEL ALRIGHT
12. WAR ZONE
13. TROOPS OF TOMORROW
BONUS TRACKS
14. AUTOMATIC LOVER (SINGLE VERSION)
15. JUDY SAYS (KNOCK YOU IN THE HEAD)
16. PUSHING TOO HARD

IN SESSION AT THE BBC
JOHN PEEL 28.10.1976
1. DANCE TO THE MUSIC
2. SWEET SWEET HEART
3. JENNY JENNY
4. I’M GONNA BE YOUR NAZI BABY
5. WE VIBRATE
JOHN PEEL 22.6.1977
6. PETROL
7. KEEP IT CLEAN
8. BABY, BABY
9. LONDON GIRLS
10. SHE’S BRINGING YOU DOWN
JOHN PEEL 6.2.1978
11. AUTOMATIC LOVER
12. DESTROY
13. TROOPS OF TOMORROW
14. FALL IN LOVE
O.G.W.T. 4.4.1978
15. WAR ZONE
16. FLYING DUCK THEORY
17. WAKE UP
18. 24 HOUR PEOPLE

LIVE AT THE MARQUEE 1977
1. WRECKED ON YOU
2. NO FUN / RAW POWER
3. LONDON GIRLS
4. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
5. WAKE UP
6. HE’S A PSYCHO
7. NO HEART
8. BABY, BABY
9. SWEET SWEET HEART
10. FLYING DUCK THEORY
11. WHIPS AND FURS
12. I NEED A SLAVE
13. KEEP IT CLEAN
14. FEEL ALRIGHT
15. SEX KICK
16. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH
17. BAD TIME
18. YOU BROKE MY HEART
19. SHE’S BRINGING YOU DOWN

Take a listen and look at The Vibrators – “Baby Baby” (Live in Mannheim, Germany, 1992):

and

Vibrators – “Troops Of Tomorrow” – (Live at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK,1996):

 

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