Various Artists: Ork Records: New York, New York

Ork Records: New York, New York

Various Artists

  • US $111.99  

  • Release Date 30 October 2015
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Vinyl Box Set

Where in the mythos of punk is there room for a frizzy-haired cinephile San Diegan? How could the defining rock attitude and look of the late 1970s get brainstormed by two go-nowheres from a boarding school in Hockessin, Delaware - a D student and kid voted Most Unknown by his senior class?

Forget the worn-out yarns about London gobbers and safety-pin piercings - the true story of the birth of punk rock on 45 is the story of Ork Records, captured by Numero Group on four hefty LPs (or two shiny compact discs) and told across 120 high-gloss pages (184 for the CD) filled with insider photos and sordid details. It is a story populated by iconic names like Television, Alex Chilton, Lester Bangs, Richard Hell, the Feelies, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Ramones. And it’s a tale told from the hallowed grounds of CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, and Ardent Studios.

It all began with Terry Ork, a Jewish SoCal film nerd enthralled by Andy Warhol’s posse as they made a transgressive surfing flick, who moved cross-country to manage a movie memorabilia shop on the grubby streets of the Lower East Side. Made in the shadows of disco and dereliction in late-‘70s Manhattan, Ork Records: New York, New York is not just the genesis of punk, it is the birth of the New York City scene and indie culture, as we know it.


1. Television- Little Johnny Jewel
2. The Feelies - Fa C.-La
3. Richard Hell - (I Belong To The) Blank Generation
4. The Revelons - The Way (You Touch My Hand)
5. The Erasers - I Won’t Give Up
6. Alex Chilton - All Of The Time
7. Chris Stamey & The dBs - (I Thought) You Wanted To Know
8. Prix – Zero
9. Marbles - Red Lights
10. Alex Chilton - Take Me Home & Make Me Like It
11. Prix – Girl
12. The Idols - Girl That I Love
13. Mick Farren & the New Wave - Lost Johnny
14. Cheetah Chrome - Still Wanna Die
15. The Idols – You
16. The Student Teachers - Christmas Weather
17. The Erasers - It Was So Funny (The Song That They Sung)
18. Richard Hell - (I Could Live With You) (In) Another World
19. Chris Stamey - The Summer Sun
20. Alex Chilton - Free Again
21. Richard Lloyd - (I Thought) You Wanted To Know
22. Student Teachers - Channel 13
23. Chris Stamey - Where The Fun Is 24. Prix - Everytime I Close My Eyes
25. The Feelies - Forces At Work
26. Marbles - Fire And Smoke
27. The Revelons - 97 Tears
28. Cheetah Chrome - Take Me Home
29. Richard Hell - You Gotta Lose
30. Chris Stamey And The dBs - If and When
31. Mick Farren & The New Wave - Play With Fire
32. Richard Lloyd - Get Off Of My Cloud
33. Alex Chilton - The Singer Not The Song
34. Richard Lloyd – Connection
35. Alex Chilton - Summertime Blues
36. Mick Farren & The New Wave - To Know Him Is To Love Him
37. Link Cromwell - Crazy Like A Fox
38. Link Cromwell - Shock Me
39. Kenneth Higney - I Wanna Be The King
40. Lester Bangs - Let It Blurt
41. Alex Chilton – Bangkok
42. Peter Holsapple - Big Black Truck
43. Prix - She Might Look My Way
44. Alex Chilton - Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
45. Prix - Love You All Day Long
46. Alex Chilton - Shakin’ The World
47. Prix - Love You Tonight
48. Lester Bangs – Live
49. Kenneth Higney - Funky Kinky