CD Tired of Waking Up Tired: The Best of The Diodes * (CD 404424),
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Tired of Waking Up Tired: The Best of The Diodes *

  • 1. Noise - (previously unreleased)
    2. Red Rubber Ball
    3. Child Star
    4. Tennis (Again)
    5. Blonde Fever
    6. Plastic Girls
    7. Death in the Suburbs
    8. Behind Those Eyes
    9. Midnight Movie Star
    10. We're Ripped
    11. China Doll
    12. Shapes of Things to Come
    13. Time Damage
    14. Headache - (previously unreleased)
    15. Burn Down Your Daddy's House
    16. Teenage Nation
    17. Photographs from Mars
    18. Madhouse
    19. Mercenary Flight - (previously unreleased)
    20. Tired of Waking Up Tired
    21. Jenny's in a Sleep World
    22. Weekend
    23. No Right to Make Me Bleed
    24. Terminal Rock - (previously unreleased)
    25. Dead or Arrival - (previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 80320

  • Credits
    ProducerBob Gallo; Bob Gallo; Ralph Alfonso (Compilation); John Catto (Compilation)

    Personnel: Paul Robinson (vocals); John Catto (guitar).
    Liner Note Author: Ralph Alfonso.
    Recording information: Eastern Sound, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (09/1977-08/1978); Manta Eastern Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (09/1977-08/1978).
    Authors: Fred Kirby; David Farrell ; Ian Birch; Lloyd Sachs; Greg Shaw; Paul Klie; Al Rudis; Dave Bidini; John Catto; Jeffrey Morgan; Ken Barnes; Vivien Goldman; Paul Robinson ; Bob Gallo; Bob Mould; Jeremy Gluck; John Savage.
    Editors: Craig Waddell; John Catto.
    Photographers: Carol Starr; Ralph Alfonso; Michael Gray.
    In 1977, record labels all around the world were snapping up bands perceived to be punk, at which time CBS Canada signed Toronto's The Diodes. The only problem is the label didn't know quite what to do with them, and despite their popularity with other bands on the scene (notably The Ramones), they were dropped after only two albums. Somewhere in the decades since, The Diodes attained an almost mythical status in the Canadian music community, spawning a tribute 7" and a reference in the punk rock road movie Hard Core Logo. It took nearly 20 years for the reissue, but Sony Canada finally compiled both original albums onto this best of compilation, which also features previously unreleased material. Does it sound dated? Sure, just like The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, and other important bands from the era. For those who want a greater sense of Canada's contribution to the world of punk, this is essential. ~ Sean Carruthers

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