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C88 / more indie-pop from the eighties

Cherry Red follow up their well received eighties indie-pop collections of the last few years (C86 and C87) with C88, a new three-CD set that focuses its gaze on the year 1988.

C86 was an expanded version of an actual NME compilation, whereas C87 was an ‘imaginary’ follow-up. Well C88 is, er, an imaginary follow-up to the imaginary follow-up…

Disc one of this new collection is devoted to artists who haven’t previously graced the series, who – largely – first made an impact in 1988. Artists include well known names like The Stone Roses, Carter USM, Pale Saints and The Mock Turtles alongside cult indie favourites like The Pooh Sticks, The Man From Delmonte and Bridewell Taxis.

Moving through the collection you’ll see many of the bands who appeared on C87 return with later singles or B-sides – these include the likes of Bob, Cud, The Darling Buds, Kitchens Of Distinction, and The Shamen.

There’s loads of very obscure bands on this set and plenty of tracks that have never been on CD before. The sleeve notes are normally very informative and with C88 you get 9,000 words and band-by-band biographies by C86 co-compiler Neil Taylor.

C88 will be released on 30 June 2017.

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DISC ONE:

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

DISC TWO:

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

DISC THREE:

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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