Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What's Your Favorite From CD86 Compilation?

Twenty years after the groundbreaking C86 tape from NME, Sanctuary/Castle released 'CD86: 48 Tracks from the Birth of Indie Pop.' Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne fame compiled the massive two-disc set, and he was criticized by some for not including more of the original C86 songs. I'm not in this camp. It's true only three of the C86 songs made 'CD86,' but 15 of the 22 acts on C86 did make Stanley's list. Truth be told, most of his selections are as good (and some are better) than the bands' songs on its predecessor.

'CD86' is out of print, and the few available on the secondary market are very expensive. Linear Tracking Lives! is a dictatorship, but I don't like to bust heads. Arab Spring has me thinking a democratic gesture is in order. This Friday, I'm going to post five songs from this magnificent collection. I'll let you folks decide the songs. Let me know your favorite from the tracklist below. You can either use the comments section or my email address. I'll let the voice of the people decide what we listen to that day. If your song isn't chosen, please, no bloody uprise. Today, we'll listen to my pick.

The Hit Parade had six excellent singles between 1984 and 1987, and they were collected on their 1988 debut album, 'With Love From The Hit Parade.' This is their only album I'm familiar with, but the band is still around after all of these decades. If you think I should own any of the band's small post-'80s output, let me know what I'm missing.

The Hit Parade - You Didn't Love Me Then (mp3)

'CD 86' Tracklist:
Disc One
1. Primal Scream - Velocity Girl
2. The Servants - The Sun A Small Star
3. Hurrah! - Around And Around
4. The Loft - Why Does The Rain
5. East Village - Vibrato
6. The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
7. The Siddeleys - What Went Wrong This Time
8. Another Sunny Day - Anorak City
9. The Clouds - Get Out Of My Dream
10. The Boy Hairdressers - Golden Showers
11. The Chesterfields - Ask Johnny Dee
12. The Raw Herbs - He Blows In
13. Laugh - Paul Mccartney
14. The Hit Parade - You Didn't Love Me Then
15. The Weather Prophets - Like Frankie Lymon
16. The June Brides - Sunday To Saturday
17. The Dentists - Had An Excellent Dream
18. Mighty Mighty - Everybodys Knows The Monkey
19. BMX Bandits - E102
20. Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh
21. Jasmine Minks - Cut Me Deep
22. Razorcuts - I'll Still Be There
23. Bodines - Therese
24. TV Personalities - Paradise Estate

Disc Two
1. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Upside Down
2. Primitives - Really Stupid
3. The Groove Farm - It Always Rains On Sunday
4. Pop Will Eat Itself - Black Country Chainsaw Massacre
5. 14 Iced Bears - Come Get Me
6. Fizzbombs - Sign On The Line
7. The Wolfhounds - Anti Midas Touch
8. The Wedding Present - This Boy Can Wait
9. Age Of Chance - Bible Of The Beats
10. Shop Assistants - Safety Net
11. Close Lobsters - Just Too Bloody Stupid
12. Half Man Half Biscuit - Dukla Prague Away Kit
13. Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up
14. The Flatmates - Could Be In Heaven
15. The Darling Buds - If I Said
16. This Poison - Poised Over The Pause Button
17. The Bachelor Pad - Jack And Julian
18. The Pooh Sticks - On Tape
19. The Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers Are In The Sky
20. The Soup Dragons - Whole Wide World
21. Mccarthy - Frans Hals
22. The Mighty Lemon Drops - Like And Angel
23. Big Flame - Why Popstars Can't Dance
24. The Pastels - Baby Honey

1 comment:

Dirk said...

Track 1, Side 1 ... always the saftest, I know .... but in this particular case really the best of the lot!