V.A. / C87 (3CD)

V.A. / C87 (3CD)

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Back in May/June 1986, the New Musical Express released their latest mail-order cassette, C86. Aside from a few ‘name’ indie bands (The Pastels, Primal Scream, the Wedding Present), most acts were relatively unknown beyond the back pages and gig listings of the weekly music press. Nevertheless, C86 slowly sold an estimated 40,000 copies, and would come to embody a whole musical style and era.

In 2014, Cherry Red reissued C86 as a deluxe expanded edition, adding 50 bonus tracks to the original 22. The box set was curated by original compiler Neil Taylor and had the endorsement of the NME. And once again, the package was extremely well-received and sold handsomely.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of C86, we’re now proud to announce a sequel, in the shape of C87! Imagine if the NME had reconvened a year on from their original compilation? Well, that’s the inspiration for another 70+ tracks, ranging from well-known Indie names to obscurities making their debut on CD.

None of the selections on C87 have been available on any of Cherry Red’s recent compilations (e.g. Scared To Get Happy). All tracks were recorded and/or released in the year or so following C86 (i.e. summer 1986 to the end of 1987).

Disc 1 boasts bands whose first recordings were made in 1986/87. Some of them – The House Of Love, The Shamen, The Darling Buds, The Inspiral Carpets, Cud, etc. – later enjoyed chart success. Others have since enjoyed cult status. Examples include Kitchens Of Distinction, whose debut B-side ‘Escape!’ appears here for the first time; The Boy Hairdressers, who would soon evolve into Teenage Fanclub; The Vaselines, who were covered by Nirvana; and The Sea Urchins, who christened Sarah Records with the classic ‘Pristine Christine’.

Discs 2 and 3 revisit many of the bands who graced the original C86 cassette, checking in on later recordings by the likes of The Bodines, The Wedding Present, Miaow, The Servants, The Wolfhounds, Mighty Mighty and McCarthy.

The original C86 cassette also boasted a clutch of recordings of a more angular, abrasive nature from the Ron Johnson stable. These more ‘difficult’ bands are congregated early on Disc 3.

Tracks new to CD include those by The Bachelor Pad, The Heart Throbs, Rote Kapelle, The Raw Herbs, the Great Leap Forward, The Submarines and Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters. The Cud demo is previously unissued!

Once again, original C86 compiler Neil Taylor has contributed exhaustive sleeve-notes, with a substantial booklet featuring period illustrations of original record sleeves, flyers, fanzines, photos, etc.

DISC ONE 1. THE SEA URCHINS - Pristine Christine 2. THE HOUSE OF LOVE - Real Animal 3. THIS POISON! - Poised Over The Pause Button 4. THE VASELINES - Son Of A Gun 5. THE WONDER STUFF - It’s Not True… 6. THE HEART THROBS - I, The Jury 7. THE CLOUDS - Get Out Of My Dream 8. CUD - Mind The Gap (Demo) * 9. THE SHAMEN - Young Till Yesterday 10. THE DARLING BUDS - Spin (Flexidisc Version) 11. KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION -Escape! 12. THE BOY HAIRDRESSERS - Golden Shower 13. THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD - My Grandfather’s Cluck 14. THE INSPIRAL CARPETS - Now You're Gone (Demo) 15. THE BACHELOR PAD - Albert Hofmann 16. THE NIVENS - Room Without A View 17. THE FLATMATES - I Could Be In Heaven 18. BLOW-UP - Good For Me 19. THE MOTORCYCLE BOY - Big Rock Candy Mountain 20. THE RAW HERBS - Old Joe 21. ROTE KAPELLE - These Animals Are Dangeroos 22. BOB - What A Performance 23. THE SUBMARINES - Grey Skies Blue 24. HANGMAN’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS - Don’t Ask My Name 25. THE WALTONES - Downhill 26. I, LUDICROUS - My Baby's Got Jet Lag * PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED

DISC TWO 1. ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS - Please Don’t Sandblast My House 2. THE WEDDING PRESENT - My Favourite Dress 3. LAUGH - Paul McCartney 4. THE SOUP DRAGONS - Hang Ten! 5. THE PRIMITIVES - We Found A Way To The Sun 6. THE WOLFHOUNDS - The Anti-Midas Touch 7. BIFF BANG POW! - In A Mourning Town 8. THE BODINES - Clear 9. TALULAH GOSH - Talulah Gosh 10. MIGHTY MIGHTY - Built Like A Car 11. POP WILL EAT ITSELF - Sweet Sweet Pie 12. McCARTHY Frans Hals 13. THE CHESTERFIELDS - Ask Johnny Dee 14. MIAOW - When It All Comes Down 15. RAZORCUTS - I Heard You The First Time 16. DAVID WESTLAKE - The Word Around Town 17. GOL GAPPAS - Saint Lucy 18. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - Brighter 19. BMX BANDITS - The Day Before Tomorrow 20. A HOUSE - Kick Me Again Jesus 21. THE GROOVE FARM - Couldn’t Get To Sleep 22. BRILLIANT CORNERS Please Please Please 23. BABY LEMONADE - Secret Goldfish 24. THE CORN DOLLIES - Forever Steven 25. ROSEMARY’S CHILDREN - Southern Fields

DISC THREE 1. DOG FACED HERMANS - Catbrain Walk 2. STUMP - Tupperware Stripper 3. GAYE BYKERS ON ACID - Everything’s Groovy 4. BOG-SHED - Tried And Tested Public Speaker 5. A WITNESS - Red Snake 6. MACKENZIES - New Breed 7. THE SHRUBS - Edith 8. STITCHED-BACK FOOT AIRMAN - Tears In The Gutter 9. 14 ICED BEARS - Like A Dolphin 10. JESSE GARON & THE DESPERADOES - I’m Up Here 11. THE DESERT WOLVES - Love Scattered Lives 12. THE SIDDELEYS - What Went Wrong This Time? 13. THE WEATHER PROPHETS - In My Room 14. THE WISHING STONES - Beat Girl 15. THE CARETAKER RACE - Man Overboard (Demo) 16. THE DENTISTS - Just Like Oliver Reed 17. JAMIE WEDNESDAY - We Three Kings Of Orient Aren’t 18. PHIL WILSON - 10 Miles 19. EAST VILLAGE - Her Father’s Son 20. YEAH JAZZ - Sharon 21. THE ROSEHIPS - So Naïve 22. THE HEPBURNS - Made Up 23. EMILY - The Old Stone Bridge

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Product Code (CRCDBOX26)
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