Oh Harry, You’re Such a Drag!- compilation

A bit of a request for today, ladies and gentlemen, as I’ve uploaded a rather stellar mix of early synthpunk/new/minimal wave tunes. I can’t take credit for creating it, as this mix was originally constructed by Miss Amy Sammartino, a friend of mine from California. It’s both a great introduction to the wonderful synth-based rock world, offering a few choice cuts spanning the late seventies/early eighties. The name derives from the 1966 satircal comedy Lord Love a Duck, the dialogue which is sampled on one of this mixes’ best tracks.

Some of these artists have been featured on these back pages (mostly in earlier days), while others are both favorites old and new, so be sure to give this mix a spin and let me know what you dig. I have full records by most bands on the mix, so I’d be happy to upload a few for curious parties. Here’s the tracklisting, without any further ado:

1. People Like You- Nervous Gender
2. Uncircumsized Twin- Plastic Idols
3. Appeal to Them- Tone Set
4. Elevate (7” Version)- Voice Farm
5. Alien Day- Radio Free Europe
6. Hold That Coed- Dow Jones and the Industrials
7. The Beat Goes On- The Screamers
8. Integrating Circuits- Standing Waves
9. The Politics of Ecstasy- Body Falling Downstairs
10. The Things That You Do- Bob
11. Breakout- Drinking Electricity
12. Microbes- Mekanik Commando
13. Out of Order- The Skinnies
14. Happy Funeral- Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons
15. G-Stalt- Scientific Americans
16. Lawnchairs (Remix)- Our Daughter’s Wedding
17. Be A Zombie- Los Reactors
18. Shopping- Pink Section
19. 49 Second Romance (Disco Mix)- P1/E
20. Forever- Los Microwaves
21. We Need More Power- Geza X
22. Avorton- Edith Nylon
23. Nuclear Tofu- Amoebas in Chaos
24. Digital Stimulation- Units
25. Cardboard Lamb- Crash Course In Science
26. Chango- Devo

*download it here*

9 Responses to “Oh Harry, You’re Such a Drag!- compilation”

  1. I heard this whiles ago on slsk. I think it is an interesting mix. Strange and diverse:)

  2. Fantastic compilation. If you have the Voice Farm “The World We Live In” and Nervous Gender “Music from Hell” albums and could upload them some day I’d be eternally grateful. Stumbled upon your site searching for Mass – merci beaucoup for the archive! Keep up the great work, very happy to see someone really cares about these genres of music.

  3. Well thank you for this compilation

    The bands i like :

    Plastik idols
    Dow Jones
    Skinnies
    Los Reactors
    Los microwaves

    Do you have any of these /

    Would be great

  4. Excellent! Thanks for the tip Curious Guy, I appreciate it. The great collection of links here and at your site led me to several long lost Factrix albums…I am very happy.

  5. Dave Hilliard Says:

    Many thanks for posting this.

    I like-

    Scientific Americans

    Los Reactors

    Radio Free Europe

    And Nervous Gender, but I followed the link for their download, thanks Curious Guy.

  6. Fernando Says:

    hola, ese disco es muy loco, muy buenas todas esas bandas. Soy fanático de los Reactors, Screamers, Bob y mas recientemente de Pink Section y Geza X…

    saludos desde Perú

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