‘Chaos In The City Of Angels And Devils’ is the new installment of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Punk 45’ series featuring an array of first generation Los Angeles punk bands including X, The Germs, The Zeros, The Urinals, The Weirdos and many more.
This is the sixth ‘Punk 45’ release on Soul Jazz Records and follows on from the earlier releases covering punk from Cleveland, Akron, UK, USA and proto-punk, as well as the book ‘Punk 45: Cover Art Of Punk’ written in collaboration with Jon Savage.
Unlike the other major cities of New York and London, punk in Los Angeles was pretty much ignored by the major record industry. As bands sprang up, Los Angeles punk also gave rise to a wide range of its own DIY independent record labels.
Los Angeles punk came in two distinct phases - The first Hollywood groups (c. 1977-79) and the birth of hardcore in the surrounding Los Angeles suburbs and beaches (c. 1979-81). This album includes music from both periods to provide a fascinating look at underground punk in Los Angeles in its formative years.
1. The Middle Class - Out Of Vogue
2. X - We're Desperate
3. The Flesh Eaters - Disintegration Nation
4. The Weirdos - A Life Of Crime
5. The Urinals - I'm White And Middle Class
6. Iggy And The Stooges - I Got A Right
7. The Germs - Forming
8. Agent Orange - Bloodstains
9. Black Randy|The Metrosquad - Trouble At The Cup
10. The Urinals - Ack Ack Ack Ack
11. The Zeros - Don't Push Me Around
12. The Randoms - ABCD
13. Circle Jerks - What's Your Problem
14. The Bags - Survive
15. Adolescents - Amoeba
16. The Dils - Class War
17. The Deadbeats - Brainless
18. Simpletones - I Like Drugs
19. T.S.O.L. - World War III
20. Eyes - TAQN
21. The Hollywood Squares - Hollywood Square
22. The Deadbeats - Final Ride
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