V.A. - All The Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks (2019)
From the makers of the Junkshop Glam genre defining Velvet Tinmine, Glitterbest and Boobs compilations comes this bookending box set. 60 tracks of the finest slices of JSG in it's various guises, as established by collectors around the world over the past decade. Including tracks from the USA, New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, Australia as well as homegrown UK. Some previously unreleased, many first time on CD. Themed by arch JSG collector and musician Phil King into three groups; Rock Off! For the heads down boogie sounds; Tubthumpers & Hellraisers for the footstomping hand clapping pop pounders; Elegance & Decadence for the mascara masquerading gender bending weird and wonderful. The box set sweeps up a colourful array of musical renegades and nomads as they moved and shook the scene, such as: first Juicy Lucy vocalist Ray Moon, ex-New York Dolls Rick Rivets band The Brats, Baby Grande the forerunners of The Church, TV Smith pre-Adverts in Sleaze, Jimmy Edwards a cohort of Jimmy Pursey in Sham 69 in earlier solo mode and, as in house producer of Steve Elgin at Dawn, ex- Spider From Mars Woody Woodmansey, 60's northern soul chanteuse Glo Macari backed by Slowload who get their own track as produced by Vic Maile, actor Richard Strange as Kid Strange in Doctors of Madness, Angel produced by Mick and Andy from The Sweet. Plus stalwart pop auteurs Jonathan King and Mike Berry. Some further context comes from inclusion of relevant cuts by Mott The Hoople, Hello, Iggy & The Stooges, Be Bop Deluxe, Third World War. Three discs in individual wallets, housed in a clam shell box, which also includes a 36 page booklet. The booklet contains a fascinating and highly-informative 2000 word essay from an authority on the genre - Tony Barber - the bassist with the Buzzcocks.
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