Radio Birdman The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)

Type: Album

Release Date: July 16, 2001

Catalog No: SP553

Label: Sub Pop

Includes Downloads

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Founded in Australia by Michigan native, guitarist Deniz Tek and vocalist Rob Younger, Radio Birdman was one of the crucial forebears of underground, high-energy punk. Blending the Motor City sound of bands like The Stooges and MC5 that permeated Tek's youth, with elements of surf-rock, Radio Birdman developed a sound that was truly all their own. And yet, their recordings have remained obscure and generally unattainable. Until now. This 22-track, single disc collection is the first release of Radio Birdman material in the U.S. in over twenty years.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Aloha Steve & Danno
2. Murder City Nights
3. New Race
4. Love Kills
5. Descent into the Maelstrom
6. Burn My Eye '78
7. I-94
8. Anglo Girl Desire
9. Hand of Law
10. Snake
11. Do the Pop
12. Non-Stop Girls
13. What Gives?
14. Man with Golden Helmet
15. Hanging On
16. Crying Sun
17. Smith & Wesson Blues
18. Time to Fall
19. Alone in the Endzone
20. Breaks My Heart (live)
21. More Fun (live)
22. Dark Surprise (live

NOTES:
This has newly designed cover art and contains remastered
tracks from Burned My Eye EP, Radios Appear, and Living
Eyes, as well as the live tracks from Paddo '77 that were included in the "Ashes" box set.

(The 2X LP comes with a bonus 7" including:
A. New Race (Australian Version)
B. TV Eye)

Founded in Australia by Michigan native, guitarist Deniz Tek and vocalist Rob Younger, Radio Birdman was one of the crucial forebears of underground, high-energy punk. Blending the Motor City sound of bands like The Stooges and MC5 that permeated Tek's youth, with elements of surf-rock, Radio Birdman developed a sound that was truly all their own. And yet, their recordings have remained obscure and generally unattainable. Until now. This 22-track, single disc collection is the first release of Radio Birdman material in the U.S. in over twenty years.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Aloha Steve & Danno
2. Murder City Nights
3. New Race
4. Love Kills
5. Descent into the Maelstrom
6. Burn My Eye '78
7. I-94
8. Anglo Girl Desire
9. Hand of Law
10. Snake
11. Do the Pop
12. Non-Stop Girls
13. What Gives?
14. Man with Golden Helmet
15. Hanging On
16. Crying Sun
17. Smith & Wesson Blues
18. Time to Fall
19. Alone in the Endzone
20. Breaks My Heart (live)
21. More Fun (live)
22. Dark Surprise (live

NOTES:
This has newly designed cover art and contains remastered
tracks from Burned My Eye EP, Radios Appear, and Living
Eyes, as well as the live tracks from Paddo '77 that were included in the "Ashes" box set.

(The 2X LP comes with a bonus 7" including:
A. New Race (Australian Version)
B. TV Eye)

Tracks

  1. ALOHA STEVE & DANNO
  2. MURDER CITY NIGHTS
  3. NEW RACE
  4. LOVE KILLS
  5. DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM
  6. BURN MY EYE '78
  7. I-94
  8. ANGLO GIRL DESIRE
  9. HAND OF LAW
  10. SNAKE
  11. DO THE POP
  12. NON-STOP GIRLS
  13. WHAT GIVES?
  14. MAN WITH GOLDEN HELMET
  15. HANGING ON
  16. CRYING SUN
  17. SMITH & WESSON BLUES
  18. TIME TO FALL
  19. ALONE IN THE ENDZONE
  20. BREAKS MY HEART (LIVE)
  21. MORE FUN (LIVE)
  22. DARK SURPRISE (LIVE)