C87 – VARIOUS ARTISTS – 3CD Album Review

C87 – VARIOUS ARTISTS – 3CD Album Review

26th May 2016 0 By John Deaux

Way back in the annuls of time New Musical Express (NME) released a mail order cassette entitled C86. To celebrate 30 years of that cassette Cherry Red have issued C87 & it’s  a monster of a compilation. Boasting such as,  The Wedding Present, Pop Will Eat Itself, Inspiral Carpets & The Primitives.

If NME had reconvened a year later to release C87 is the main inspiration behind this humongous CD set. All the tracks were recorder between 1986 & 1987. The CUD demo has never been issued before (that’s a nice find).

Discs 1 concentrates on more of the well-known acts such as, The Shamen, Wonderstuff, The Boy Hairdressers (who morphed into Inspiral Carpets).

Disc 2 & parts of disc 3 mainly revisit acts who graced the mighty C86, The Bodines, Miaow, Mighty Mighty & The Wolfhounds to name a few.

The remainder of Disc 3 feature more of the angular acts, The SiddleysJamie Wednesday & Emily to name a few.
There are so many highlight to C87 & it pays a fitting tribute to C86. Neil Taylor (the original C86 compiler) has contributed an amazing amount of liner notes which is in a substantial booklet which also features illustrations of original record covers, posters & photos.

Due for release  June 10th

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

An amazing indie rock compiltion

Score 8.5/10stamp-e1378235268365

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