I recently reclaimed some ancient vinyl from my mom and this was among them. Classic!
Side OneCars - Gary Numan Brass In Pocket - The PretendersDriver's Seat - Sniff & The TearsCruel To Be Kind - Nick LoweIs She Really Going Out With Him - Joe JacksonHeartbreaker - Pat BenatarCall Me - Blondie
Side TwoDo You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio - RamonesMy Sharona - The KnackI Want You To Want Me - Cheap TrickHold On - Ian GommOne Way Or Another - BlondieWe Live For Love - Pat BenatarPop Muzik - M
― Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 7 April 2006 13:35 (ten years ago) Permalink
Side OneMy Sharona - The Knack Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar Paradise Skies - Max Webster Spirit of Radio - Rush Armageddon - Prism Your Place Or Mine - Private Eye Shapes of Things - FM Too Bad - Doug and the Slugs
Side Two Back On My Feet Again - The Babies White Hot - Red Rider Just Another Night - Ian Hunter Nyet Nyet Soviet (Soviet Jewelery) - B.B. Gabor Say Hello - April Wine Only You And Me - UFO Total Control - Motels Heart Of Glass - Blondie
― Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 7 April 2006 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink
All K-Tel vinyl is great -- K-Tel totally pwns Ronco.
― Ian Christe (Ian Christe), Friday, 7 April 2006 13:51 (ten years ago) Permalink
― Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Friday, 7 April 2006 13:56 (ten years ago) Permalink
― Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 7 April 2006 14:10 (ten years ago) Permalink
Another example of the Tory conspiracy getting in touch with their Neo-Con contacts in the United States to reinforce Thatcher's victory in 1979 and how it changed things FOREVER AND FOR THE BEST.
― Carcello Marlin (ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!!), Friday, 7 April 2006 14:12 (ten years ago) Permalink
― latebloomer: someone's been drinking my youth! (latebloomer), Friday, 7 April 2006 14:33 (ten years ago) Permalink
― xhuxk, Friday, 7 April 2006 14:53 (ten years ago) Permalink
I'm getting this urge to lace up rollerskates.
― Edward III (edward iii), Friday, 7 April 2006 15:02 (ten years ago) Permalink
Thank you for posting this!!! I have been trying to recreate this album, through CD & digital purchase... you have made the process so much easier. The other album from K-tel I was trying to recreate was The Rock Album, with the Ramones, Blue Oyster Cult... Excellent stuff!!
― Child of the 70's-80's, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 16:58 (eight years ago) Permalink
Wow, what can I say, this was the first record I ever bought. I lived in Athens GA, in 1980, and this shit was fucking NEW WAVE for Georgia. I must say this though, Cars by Gary Numan made quite the impression on me, as well as Blondie and the Knack, perhaps this is the crowning achievement in the K-Tel catalog. Funny thing is later in life (2002) I sold a catalog of my work to them, I won't give any titles due to the shame of their content, but wow.
― twentyfourtracks, Saturday, 21 November 2009 21:36 (seven years ago) Permalink
Um, I feel really old now. And by the way how can anyone compare Ronco and K-Tel? Apples to Oranges my friends.
― twentyfourtracks, Saturday, 21 November 2009 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink
This album certainly brings back fond memories for me, as it was one of the first albums I ever purchased, and I wore it out. Just a great group of songs, and I can hear any one of them on the radio and I'm 14 again, living with my parents again jamming out in my bedroom.
― karaoke koyote, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink
K-tel comps rule. Picked this up for fifty cents a few weeks ago:
― Trip Maker, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:30 (six years ago) Permalink
i owned this one when i was very small:
1. Knock on Wood Stewart, Ami 3:502. I Got My Mind Made Up Instant Funk 4:42 3. Fire Pointer Sisters 3:254. Renegade Styx 4:125. I Just Wanna Stop Vannelli, Gino 3:366. Call Me Skyy 6:21 (i really thought this was the Blondie song, but it say no)7. Let's Get Serious Jackson, Jermaine 3:318. Love Machine, Pt. 1 Miracles 3:009. I Like Dreamin' Nolan, Kenny 3:2710. You've Never Done It Like That Before Captain & Tennille
― Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:00 (six years ago) Permalink
destroy: hooked on... series
Except for a couple of tracks I really like this one (got the 8 track around somewhere):
Side One:The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.Nice To Be With You - GalleryA Simple Man - LoboIf Not For You - Olivia Newton-JohnOne Bad Apple - OsmondsRainy Day Feeling - FortunesMammy Blue - Pop TopsDon't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & ReynoldsChicaboom - Daddy DewdropsYou Could Have Been A Lady - April WinePopcorn - Hot Butter
Side Two:Layla - Derek & The DominosSmall Beginnings - FlashSon of My Father - GiorgioButterfly - Danyel ButterflyYou Are The One - Sugar BearsWedding Song - James LastBaby Let Me Take You - Detroit EmeraldsPower To The People - Chi-LitesMy Man, A Sweet Man - Millie JacksonHonky Tonk Pt. 1 - James BrownPower of Love - Joe Simon
― kind of loam but mostly sand (los blue jeans), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink
Been rockin this one I bought for $1 last week:
Side OneIsaac Hayes - Theme from ShaftStaple Singers - Respect YourselfMillie Jackson - My Man, A Sweet ManFrederick Knight - I've Been Lonely So LongBarbara Mason - Give Me Your LoveDetroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take YouLove Unlimited _ Walkin in the Rain With the One I LoveJoe Simon - Power Of LoveSylvers - Wish that I could Talk to YouTimmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
Side TwoChi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the PeopleFreda Payne - Band of GoldChairman of the Board - Gimme Just a Little More TimeJames Brown - Good Foot part 1 Joe Tex - I GotchaHoney Cone - Want Ads Presidents - 5-10-15-20 (25-30) Years of Love (LOL @ that title)Free Movement - I've Found Someone of My OwnMain Ingredient - Everybody Plays the FoolJerry Butler - One Night Affair
but googling reveals a UK version with a totally different track listing including more well-known classics like Who's that Lady, What's Goin On, Movin On Up...
― smothered in country gravy (Whitey on the Moon), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:16 (six years ago) Permalink
I have that 22 Explosive Hits one. It's pretty awesome. Super Bad looks fucking great, too.
― dell (del), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:20 (six years ago) Permalink
Yep, my Canadian "22 Explosive" (one of the first dozen albums I owned) had about a half-dozen different tracks than the one above
― extremely low expectations (which, yes, were "met"). (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink
I haven't thought about the song Rainy Day Feeling for a minute.These comps are all super solid!
― Trip Maker, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink
I still have an original copy of Rock '80 I got for Christmas when I was 11! I also have K-Tel's "SoundWaves."
SIDE ONEUpside Down - Diana RossFunkytown - T LippsCould Have Loved You For a Long Time - The SpinnersLet's Get Serious - Jermaine JacksonI Wanna Be Your Lover - PrinceThe Empire Strikes Back Medley - MecoI Was Made For Loving You - KISSYou Better Run - Pat Benatar
Also a big fan of Pravda Records' K-Tel Tribute Albums: http://www.pravdamusic.com/compilations.php?compID=1
SIDE TWOSteal Away - Robbie Dupree Tired of Toein' the Line' - Rocky BurnetteLet Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie LeagueDo That To Me One More Time - Captain and TennilleLost in Love - Air SupplyTake A Little Rhythm - Ali ThomsonInto The Night - Benny Mardones
― Obama, Wellstone and Darwinfish, Attorneys (Pancakes Hackman), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink
My approximate Top 21 or so, minus whichever ones I might have missed on my compilation shelf (some of these are foreign K-Tels though):
Super Bad Is BackBody Moves: Electric BoogieRowdy CountryDisco Fever (Germany K-Tel 1977)More Rowdy CountryDisco Rocket (Germany K-Tel 1975)Rock 80Disco Fever (U.K. K-Tel 1977 - different album)Southern Fried RockHot Nights & City LightsDisco Rocket (U.S. 1978)The Beat: Sound Wave Of The '80s (more new wave, 1982/early MTV era)Super Star Collection (double LP from 1978)20 Explosive HitsGoofy GreatsFantasticDynamiteMusic PowerFull TiltHit ParadeHot Tracks
Wrote more detailed things about lots of them here:
I Have Never Heard Entire Albums By These Bands Who Have Excellent Songs On Late '70s/Early '80s European K-Tel-Style Compilations
― xhuxk, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink