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 kidvoted 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.
Tracklisting: 1. Television- Little Johnny Jewel 2. The Feelies - Fa Cé-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 KinkyAvailable from 30.10.2015