Remembrance Days

Remembrance Days: A post-punk compilationThe turn of the 21st century saw a post-punk revival in British and American alternative rock which soon took the world by storm. Bands like The Killers, Interpol, The Strokes, Editors, Bloc Party, White Lies, The Bravery, and Franz Ferdinand became household names by taking cues from the original sounds and aesthetics of post-punk of the late 1970s, i.e., driving bass, ambient keyboards, angular guitar riffs over complicated, intricate arrangements, and introspective lyrics full of angst and anger.

This revival has since retained a strong following and is mainly responsible for introducing a younger audience to classic post-punk bands, most notably Joy Division. However, there is more to post-punk than Ian Curtis (R.I.P.), and this compilation of 60 songs from the post-punk era (1978-1984) is here to prove it.

Track listing

  1. Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver
  2. Alien Sex Fiend – Dead And Buried
  3. And Also The Trees – Slow Pulse Boy
  4. Au Pairs – You
  5. Bauhaus – Dark Entries
  6. Blue Orchids – The Flood
  7. B-Movie – Remembrance Days (Remix 1)
  8. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
  9. Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag
  10. Clan Of Xymox – Cry In The Wind
  11. Cocteau Twins – Blind Dumb Deaf
  12. Das Kabinette – The Cabinet
  13. Dead Can Dance – In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
  14. Devo – Mongoloid
  15. Echo & The Bunnymen – Do It Clean
  16. Exkurs – Warten
  17. Fad Gadget – Back To Nature
  18. For Against – Amen Yves
  19. Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
  20. Gun Club – Sex Beat
  21. Joy Division – Warsaw
  22. Killing Joke – The Wait
  23. Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
  24. Magic De Spell – (And) The Burned Puppet
  25. Mecano – Untitled
  26. Mission Of Burma – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver
  27. Modern English – Gathering Dust
  28. New Order – Ceremony (Original)
  29. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Misunderstanding
  30. Public Image Ltd. – Public Image
  31. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Spinning Around
  32. Sad Lovers And Giants – There Was No Time
  33. Siglo XX – Art Of War
  34. Simple Minds – Theme For Great Cities
  35. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cascade
  36. Skeletal Family – Promised Land
  37. Suicide – Ghost Rider
  38. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
  39. The Associates – It’s Better This Way
  40. The Birthday Party – Mr. Clarinet
  41. The Chameleons – In Shreds
  42. The Cure – Killing an Arab
  43. The Human League – The Black Hit Of Space
  44. The Lords Of The New Church – New Church
  45. The March Violets – Snake Dance
  46. The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank (Slight Return)
  47. The Names – Calcutta
  48. The Normal – Warm Leatherette
  49. The Sisters Of Mercy – Floorshow
  50. The Sound – Resistance
  51. The Southern Death Cult – Moya (7″ Version)
  52. Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
  53. Tuxedomoon – No Tears
  54. U2 – Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop)
  55. Violent Femmes – Add It Up
  56. Virgin Prunes – Pagan Love Song
  57. Wipers – Window Shop For Love
  58. Wire – Mannequin
  59. XTC – Making Plans for Nigel
  60. Zounds – Demystification

7 Responses

  1. ???? says:

    A W E S O M E !!!

    I'll give it a try soon and let you know what I thought about it.

    Thank you very very much!

  2. Anonymous says:

    It took me a while to search on the net, only your site unfold the fully details, bookmarked and thanks again.

    – Kris

  3. Anonymous says:

    You should put this out as a CD on an indie label

  4. Colin says:

    Just wanted to drop by and thank you for compiling this.
    I first listened to these some years ago (when you first posted them) and haven’t really stopped listening to them since. I should’ve posted a comment sooner.

    I have always been a big post-punk fan, but there were quite a few tracks on this list that I’d never heard before (even some bands I hadn’t heard of, I’m ashamed to say).

    I love every single one of the tracks you’ve compiled and have gone on to buy quite a few CDs by a lot of the bands on here.

    Just as a suggestion, I think you should add a Comsat Angels track to the mix though 🙂
    Be Brave, Gone or, for a more commercial (!) appeal, Independence Day).
    A great band from the era, which I’m sure you know about. If not, check them out.

    So many thanks once again. You’ve helped me discover a lot of great music / bands (For Against, The Names, too many others to name etc.).

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