Label: Numero Group - NUM060 • Format: Box Set Compilation Book2x, CD • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk, Power Pop, New Wave
Terry Ork is an excellent case in point; Ork was an aspiring artist and filmmaker who moved to New York City in the late '60s hoping to become part of Andy Warhol 's retinue. In the '70s, Ork worked at Cinemabilia, a Greenwich Village bookshop that specialized in film-related books and memorabilia, where he met two guys who were forming a band. Those guys were Tom Verlaine and Richard Helland the band was Television ; Ork loved their music enough that be became their first manager, and in he teamed with Charles Ball to form Ork Records, whose first release was Television 's debut single, "Little Onxas - Lu Katavist - Dorsum (File, Album, MP3) Jewel.
Respected reissue label the Numero Group acquired the Ork Records archives after the death of Charles Ball in Ork succumbed to colon cancer in (I Could Live With You) (In) Another World - Various - Ork Records: New York, and Ork Records: New York, New York features 49 songs either released by Ork or recorded for projected releases that the label lacked the funds to press.
Ork Records has been described as America's first punk label, though one should keep in mind that many of Ork's acts were punk in the way TelevisionTalking Headsand Blondie were considered punk in ; a lot of this material plays more like new wave the Revelonsthe Erasers or power pop Prix Goin Down South - Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound - Goin Down South, the Marbles from a distance of a few decades.
But Ork and Ball clearly had excellent taste and a good sense of what would work in the studio, and these rare tracks by the FeeliesRichard HellAlex ChiltonKenneth Higneythe Student Teachersand Richard Lloyd are fun, exciting, and a splendid reflection of the "anything goes" spirit of the early New York punk scene before stylistic codification set it.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 1. Little Johnny Jewel. The Feelies. I Belong to The Blank Generation. Richard Hell. The Revelons. All of the Time. Alex Chilton. I Thought You Wanted to Know.
Red Lights. Girl That I Love. The Idols. Lost Johnny. Mick Farren. Still Wanna Die. Cheetah Chrome. Christmas Weather. Student Teachers. The Summer Sun. Chris Stamey. Free Again. Richard Lloyd. Channel Where the Fun Is. Everytime I Close My Eyes. Track Listing - Disc 2. Forces at Work. Fire and Smoke. Take Me Home. You Gotta Lose. If and When. Play With Fire.
The Get Off New York (Box Set) My Cloud. The Singer Not the Song. Summertime Blues. Crazy Like a Fox. Link New York (Box Set). Shock Me. I Wanna Be the King.
Kenneth Higney. Let It Blurt. Lester Bangs. Big Black Truck. Peter Holsapple. She Might Look My Way. Can't Seem to Make You Mine. Love You All Day Long. Shakin' the World. Love You Tonight. Funky Kinky.