Tuesday, June 22, 2010

V/A - That Summer - 1979

That Summer! is one of those films with a soundtrack that's much easier to sit through than the film itself. An uncommonly good collection of punk and New Wave tunes, the soundtrack was released by Arista Records in the US, but the film, directed by Harley Cokeliss and starring a very young Ray Winstone, doesn't seem to have gotten a Stateside release. Unfairly treated by the rock press, because the excellent soundtrack album led everyone into believing they were getting a hard-nosed film about the summer of punk. In fact this is a polished, if rather traditional, summerfuntime feature about a group of kids hanging out in Torquay.


01. Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
02. Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
03. Elvis Costello - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
04. The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
05. Zones - New Life
06. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
07. Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
08. The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night
09. The Boomtown Rats - Kicks
10. The Ramones - Rockaway Beach
11. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
12. Eddie & the Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
13. Ian Dury and the Blockheads - What A Waste
14. Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
15. Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
16. Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation