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Editors’ Notes

For fans of old school British punk rock, The Best of the Vibrators is just as essential as a pair of Doc Martens boots. Sequenced non-chronologically, the compilation blasts off with “Automatic Lover” from the trio’s 1978 sophomore album V2 — it proved to be their first hit and landed them an appearance on Top Of the Pops. “Whips and Furs” from their 1977 debut album Pure Mania is so catchy, melodic and neatly produced that, by today’s standards, it would be categorized as power pop. “Baby Baby” from the same album is just as accessible. It serves as a perfect example of what punk rock was like before Margaret Thatcher’s conservative economic policy gave English punks something to rail against in 1979 (in much the same way that Ronald Reagan served as the anti-muse for many early-‘80s American punk bands). But the advent of disco gave all ‘70s punks a spitting target, as evidenced by the hilarious “Disco In Moscow.” With hyperactive rhythms and pogo-friendly guitars, “Judy Says (Knock You In the Head)” is a true punk standout.

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i'm suprised you guys! and i thought those music addicts had searched and revealed every part of iTunes!!


Not the best just bought the song Whips and Furs. The only really good song

Not a great place to start

This is not a great selection of Songs. If you are interested in the Vibrators, who were one of the best UK punk bands, and one of the few who stand up well over time, try to scare up a copy of their albums V2 or Pure Mania instead. Those are classics.


Formed: 1976

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of punk rock's longest running bands, the Vibrators emerged from the UK punk scene in 1976 and quickly found themselves sharing the stage with such notable acts as the Sex Pistols. Their initial releases were minor hits in England, and the band was able to weather frequent lineup changes, which started with bassist Pat Collier's exit in 1977, until 1980 when the band called it quits. But, as with most...
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