ncooperta.muxtape.com liner notes:
The Clash, White Riot – Quintessential Clash, raw punk fits in nice with this protopunk bunch. According to Wikipedia its their first single. I remember this song from the trailer Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. Still have yet to hear the song yet.
Marie Laforet, Paint it Black – Laforet helped popularize Dylan in â60s France. I like her guttural rendition of the Stones Classic.
Plastic Bertrand, Ca Plane Pour Moi – I like this part of the Wikipedia page on the song: âThe lyrics are full of 1970’s French slang, and are very difficult to translate exactly into English. Even native French speakers disagree on the exact meaning.â?
Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Blank Generation – It must have been hard to be the follow-up house band to the Ramones while in Television at CBGBs its also a bit weird to think that Hell shared the stage with the Talking Heads. Quite a different sound.
Mulatu Astatqe, Kasalefkut hulu – Ethio-jazz virtually invented by Astatke. Good wine drinking music.
The Kinks, Victoria – The Kinks are sometimes referred to as proto-punk. If there is a lineage to be drawn between the group and punk a decade later then I think this song best exemplifies the sound.
Jaco Pastorius, Kuru/Speak Like a Child – âThe greatest bass player who ever livedâ?