Soul Jazz Records' new Punk 45 album is a collection of tracks of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk music from the early 1970s, ahead-of-its-time music which led the way for the birth of punk in the second half of the 1970s. Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution: Proto-Punk 1969-77 is the third volume in this series, following on from two earlier albums as well as Soul Jazz Records' massive 400-page Punk 45 cover art book (compiled by Jon Savage, author of the seminal punk book London's Dreaming, and Stuart Baker of Soul Jazz Records). This new album is compiled and has extensive sleeve-notes by Jon Savage. It draws upon some of the stripped-down hard garage and post-glam sounds of mainly obscure bands that were to prove the template for the forthcoming punk movement: a unique collection of proto-punk tracks from across the USA - Cleveland's Electric Eels, San Francisco's Crime, Los Angeles' Zolar X, Baltimore's George Brigman and more as well as from the UK with Joe Strummer's pre-Clash 101ers, the speed-induced R&B of the Count Bishops and others. The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and is also available as a limited-edition, super-loud, super-heavy, double gatefold-sleeve vinyl edition, complete with full sleeve-notes and free download code.