Various Artists: SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die

SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 27 November 2020
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Double Vinyl LP
Stranger Than Paradise Records
First time ever on vinyl, the legendary compilation taken from the infamous Kings Road ‘SEX ’shop jukebox. Curated by Marco Pirroni of Siouxsie & the banshees, Adam & the Ants and SEX shop regular, a hand-selected treasure trove of underground/outsider classics – All of which were on heavy rotation throughout the mid-70s on Malcolm and Vivienne’s SEX boutique jukebox..

Originally released in 2003 on OLLA records, “Sex: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die”, The 2020 Stranger Than Paradise Records edition includes new updated artwork plus testimonials from Marco Pirroni, Don Letts, Jon Savage, Jordan, Paul Cook, and Manicured Noise’s Steven Walsh.

“…in my all-important role as ‘Sex’ shop layabout 1974-1976, it was my self-appointed duty to sit around and do nothing except be snide about everyone who came into the shop and continually play my favourite 20 records on the jukebox over and over again, until Jordan or Michael could stand no more and pulled the plug out of the wall……

.. I had never heard of any of the 19 artists who had made my 20 favorite records (I still haven’t) and couldn’t imagine what they were thinking when they made them (I still can’t) but whatever it was they were thinking, they believed it - body and soul - and were making the records they wanted to make against all odds, including at times their own lack of talent. The one thing I learnt from those days was that it’s more important for an artist to be actively discouraged than encourage”

Side A
1 The Count Five - Psychotic Reaction  
2 The Creation - Through My Eyes  
3 Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Ain't Got No Home  
4 Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action  
5 The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me  
Side B
1 The Castaways - Liar Liar  
2 The Strangeloves - Night time  
3 Vince Taylor - Brand New Cadillac  
4 Arthur Alexander - Better Move On  
5 Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen  
Side C
1 The Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire  
2 Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages - Monster In Black Tights  
3 The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself  
4 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You  
5 The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel  
Side D
1 Johnny Hallyday - Joue Pas De Rock'n'roll Pour Moi  
2 Loretta Lynn - The Pill  
3 The Spades - We Sell Soul  
4 Jackie And The Starlites - Valerie  
5 Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner (Once)