NEW WAVE rock 'n' roll: Get behind it Before it Gets Past You

Burbank, CA: Sire Records PRO 696 / Warner Brothers, 1977. First Edition. Early promotional compilation of notable "New Wave" bands of the late 1970s, including Talking Heads and Richard Hell. Includes two 33-1/3RPM, 7-inch EP vinyl records. Released during the height of the New Wave movement (1977-1982).

By the time this album was produced, New Wave had replaced "punk" as the definition for underground music, notably in the United Kingdom. Sire Records chairman Seymour Stein actually launched a "Don't Call It Punk" campaign with direct intent to jump start the New Wave movement. This promotional compilation is an example of some of Stein's propaganda related to that campaign, in conjunction with EMI, Ltd (Australia).

Tracks included on Side 1, record 1: "All This and More" and "Sonic Reducer" (Dead Boys); Side 2: "Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town" and "Don't Worry About the Government" (Talking Heads). Tracks on Side 1, record 2: "(I'm) Stranded" and "Erotic Neurotic" (The Saints); Side 2: "Blank Generation" and "Betrayal Takes Two" (Richard Hell & the Voidoids).

Both vinyl records Near Fine, in Very Good plus paper sleeves. Gatefold jacket Very Good, with rubbing, and brief foxing and creasing.

[Book #138408]