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C88 (3CD)

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C88 is another celebration of the Eighties Indie scene, documenting a golden era when tuneful
guitar-based bands made records on shoestring budgets, often issued on small labels with
hand-made artwork, with little hope of mainstream exposure.
 This 3-CD box set follows previous best-selling collections C86 (2014) and C87 (2016). C86
expanded the NME’s genre-defining compilation (initially a cassette, later a vinyl LP on Rough
Trade) with 50 extra tracks from the period. C87 was an imaginary sequel, picking up the story
a year later.
 Disc 1 is devoted to artists who haven’t previously graced this series, who – for the most part –
first made an impact in 1988. The Stone Roses, Carter USM, Pale Saints and The Mock Turtles
would all enjoy mainstream success. Others like The Pooh Sticks, The Man From Delmonte,
Bridewell Taxis were cult indie favourites.
 Sarah Records – which came to epitomise a certain type of Indie Pop – are represented by The
Orchids, Another Sunny Day, The Sea Urchins and The Poppyheads (whose ‘Cremation Town’
debuts on CD here). Other key indie labels also figure, such as Creation (Apple Boutique,
Pacific, The House Of Love, Emily), 53rd & 3rd (The Groovy Little Numbers, The Vaselines) and
The Subway Organization (The Clouds, Rodney Allen, The Flatmates, Bubblegum Splash, etc.).
 Disc 2 revisits many of the bands who appeared on C87 with later singles or B-sides, such as the
likes of Bob, Cud, The Darling Buds, Kitchens Of Distinction, The Shamen, The Heart Throbs,
The Bachelor Pad and other staples of the late 80s Indie scene.
 New names to the series who appear on C88 include Choo Choo Train, Moss Poles, The
Snapdragons, The Wilderness Children, Fat Tulips, Annie & The Aeroplanes, Thrilled Skinny,
Murrumbidgee Whalers and many others. Numerous tracks have never been on CD before.
 The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with an 9,000-
word sleeve-note and band-by-band biographies by C86 co-compiler Neil Taylor.

 

1. ON TAPE – The Pooh Sticks
2. ELEPHANT STONE (7” Version)
– The Stone Roses
3. WHERE DO YOU GO (Flexi Version)
– The Popguns
4. (WILL NOBODY SAVE) LOUISE –
The Man From Delmonte
5. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?
(Molesworth Version) - The
Charlottes
6. THE THINGS YOU WANT – The
Snapdragons
7. A SHELTERED LIFE – Carter The
Unstoppable Sex Machine
8. ONE SUMMER
– Moss Poles
9. LIES – Bridewell Taxis
10. DEFY THE LAW
– The Orchids
11. HAPPY LIKE YESTERDAY
– The Groovy Little Numbers
12. JULIE CHRISTIE
– The Driscolls
13. HIGH – Choo Choo Train
14. CREMATION TOWN
– The Poppyheads
15. TATTERED, TANGLED AND TORN
- Bradford
16. SO HAPPY TO BE ALIVE
– Thrilled Skinny
17. SISTER GOODBYE – The Prayers
18. ANORAK CITY
– Another Sunny Day
19. SHE’S GONE – The Train Set
20. BARNOON HILL – Pacific
21. FOREVER HOLIDAY (Ediesta
Version) – Blow-Up
22. MARY’S GARDEN
– The Mock Turtles
23. THE PENNINE SPITTER
– King Of The Slums
24. COLOURS AND SHAPES (Demo)
– Pale Saints
25. THE BALLAD OF JET HARRIS
– Apple Boutique
1. THE HILL
– The House Of Love
2. DYING FOR IT – The Vaselines
3. KIRSTY – Bob
4. SLACK TIME – Cud
5. PLEASE RAIN FALL
– The Sea Urchins
6. SHAME ON YOU
– The Darling Buds
7. PRIZE
– Kitchens Of Distinction
8. TOO MANY SHADOWS
– The Heart Throbs
9. DO IT FOR FUN
– The Bachelor Pad
10. THEY FELL FOR WORDS LIKE
LOVE – Hangman’s Beautiful
Daughters
11. GIVING WAY TO TRAINS –
Murrumbidgee Whalers
12. WHAT’S GOING DOWN
– The Shamen
13. HEAVEN KNOWS – The Flatmates
14. SPELL IT OUT – The Waltones
15. MRS SUSAN SPENCE
– The Wilderness Children
16. YESTERDAY – The Nivens
17. REAL WORLD – Baby Lemonade
18. VILLAGE GREEN – The Clouds
19. FIRE ESCAPE – Rote Kapelle
20. MAD DOGS – Emily
21. THE 18:10 TO YEOVIL JUNCTION
– Bubblegum Splash
22. MICHAEL FUREY – Metro Trinity
23. THEME FROM COW
– Inspiral Carpets
1. SUN, SEA, SAND
– The Revolving Paint Dream
2. SURFAROUND
– The Fizzbombs
3. PLASTER SAINT
– The Church Grims
4. CRUSH THE FLOWERS (Demo)
– The Wake
5. SUNSHINE THUGGERY
– The Siddeleys
6. CLEAR - Whirl
7. A MILLION ZILLION MILES
- Annie & The Aeroplanes
8. YOU OPENED UP MY EYES
- Fat Tulips
9. CINCINNATI – Holidaymakers
10. THE CAMERA LOVES ME
– Would-Be-Goods
11. ANYWHERE BUT HOME
– The Caretaker Race
12. WHO WORKS THE WEATHER
– The Great Leap Forward
13. CUBANS IN THE BLUEFIELDS
– East Village
14. BYTHESEA ROAD
– The Haywains
15. THE OLD ROAD OUT OF TOWN
(12” Mix) – The Wishing
Stones
16. SHAKE – The Corn Dollies
17. LAND OF GOLD – Bluetrain
18. THE SUN SLID DOWN BEHIND
THE TOWER – Reserve
19. APPLE OF MY EYE
- Remember Fun
20. MORNING O’GRADY
- Yeah Jazz
21. DON'T BURY ME YET
– The Raw Herbs
22. CURRY CRAZY
- Bad Dream Fancy Dress
23. ON MY WAY – The Claim
24. GLASTONBURY - Rodney Allen

 

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