The Gizmos / ROCK & ROLL DON'T COME FROM NEW YORK!

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The Gizmos
ROCK & ROLL DON'T COME FROM NEW YORK!
(Gulcher 425)

With 25 tracks recorded from 1979 to 1981, this is the first comprehensive compilation from the latter-day Gizmos. When Dale Lawrence and Billy Nightshade took over the reins in 1978, the band emerged as a working unit that took its cues from the raw energy of the first wave of British punk (the Jam, Sex Pistols, and especially the Vibrators). Adding a classic pop sensibility, their songs had a keen ear for melody, with lyrics that were concise and funny, equal parts youthful alienation ("Pay," "Tell Me Why"), Midwestern pride ("Rock & Roll Don't Come From New York," "The Midwest Can Be Allright"), and reflection upon rock itself ("Progressive Rock," "Reggae Song"). Included are highlights from Hoosier Hysteria, their 1980 split album with Dow Jones & The Industrials, and many never-released favorites culled from live tapes. Remastered for CD by fellow Hoosier punk Paul Mahern (Zero Boys), this disc comes with a 16-page booklet featuring rare flyers, several unpublished photos, and liner notes by Dale Lawrence.

CD released 26 November 2004.

1. Rock & Roll Don't Come From New York
2. Cry Real Tears
3. Trivia
4. Intensified
5. Melinda Is A Lesbian
6. Tell Me Why
7. Lady Across The Street
8. Heartbeat
9. The American Dream
10. Bible Belt Baby
11. Reggae Song
12. Progressive Rock
13. Johnny Got A Gun
14. Dead Astronauts
15. Pay
16. Mutagenic Lover
17. Jog
18. Hot Burritto #2
19. Don't Forget About Lightweight
20. Same Old Mountain Music
21. My Baby Loves Crime
22. The Midwest Can Be Allright
23. See About You
24. Biscuits & Gravy
25. Take Me To The River