Various Artists - Scared To Get Happy (A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989) - (5CD Boxset)

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Various Artists - Scared To Get Happy (A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989) - (5CD Boxset)

Inspired by the Nuggets compilations, the box set boasts 134 tracks spanning the Eighties, drawn from all the key labels of the period – Creation, Factory, Cherry Red, Rough Trade, Sarah, Subway Organisation, Zoo, Kitchenware, Pink, Chapter 22, In Tape, Medium Cool, Lazy, Dreamworld, 53rd & 3rd, Ron Johnson, el, Vindaloo, Red Rhino, Food, etc.

Many of the bands later tasted mainstream success: Primal Scream, Aztec Camera, Stone Roses, Pulp, the Wonder Stuff, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, the Inspiral Carpets, the Soup Dragons, the Wedding Present, James, the La’s, del Amitri, the Primitives, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Prefab Sprout, the Shamen, Cud, the Bluebells, Black, the House Of Love, Strawberry Switchblade, Pop Will Eat Itself, the Darling Buds, Fuzzbox, That Petrol Emotion, the Railway Children, Jamie Wednesday (as Carter USM), the Milltown Brothers and the Boo Radleys.

The box set boasts a stylish 54-page booklet with a lengthy sleeve-note detailing each track and illustrations of the records and bands involved.

A few tracks (Strawberry Switchblade, Soup Dragons, Bluebells, Close Lobsters, etc.) have never officially been released before. Many others are extremely rare and make their debut on CD.

Originally released in 2013, SCARED TO GET HAPPY (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) is the first box set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980s. Compiled in loosely chronological fashion, the five CDs chart Indie Pop’s development from the post punk era and the dominance of Scottish bands through to its genre-defining C86 period and onto the end of the decade, with the arrival of Madchester and the shoegazing sound.

Track Listing

CD1

  1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT – The Wild Swans
  2. GETTING NOWHERE FAST – Girls at Our Best!
  3. SHOWING OFF TO IMPRESS THE GIRLS – Art Objects
  4. (THERE’S ALWAYS) SOMETHING ON MY MIND – The Pale Fountains
  5. THE MISSIONARY – Josef K
  6. THE JET SET JUNTA – The Monochrome Set
  7. DUMB MAGICIAN –Blue Orchids
  8. DON’T COME BACK – The Marine Girls
  9. CANDY SKIN –Fire Engines
  10. AMBITION – TV21
  11. EVERYTHING AND MORE – Dolly Mixture
  12. PARAFFIN BRAIN – The Nightingales
  13. ALL ABOUT YOU – Scars
  14. IT’S A FINE DAY - Jane
  15. I THINK I NEED HELP – The Farmers Boys
  16. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room
  17. SUMMERDAYS - Weekend
  18. LIONS IN MY OWN GARDEN (EXIT SOMEONE) – Prefab Sprout
  19. NERVE PYLON – The Lines
  20. FEELING DIZZY – Everything But The Girl
  21. THE LOST AND THE LONELY – The Higsons
  22. HUMAN FEATURES – Black
  23. ROLL ON SUMMERTIME – The Daintees
  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY – The Bluebells
  25. NORMAN AND NARCISSUS – Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike
  26. A PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (LIVE) – TV Personalities

CD2

  1. THE SUN SHINES HERE – Hurrah!
  2. IF SHE DOESN’T SMILE (IT’LL RAIN) – Fantastic Something
  3. EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM – Pulp
  4. DARK 7 – Strawberry Switchblade
  5. STOP THE RAIN – The Suede Crocodiles
  6. I'M USED NOW – Grab Grab The Haddock
  7. SENSE SICKNESS – del Amitri
  8. HONEY AT THE CORE – Friends Again
  9. OBLIVIOUS – Aztec Camera
  10. ARE YOU READY TO BE HEARTBROKEN (INDIE VERSION) – Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
  11. KARDOMAH CAFÉ – The Cherry Boys
  12. THIS BRILLIANT EVENING – In Embrace
  13. DOLLY – Microdisney
  14. PLENTY – The Woodentops
  15. SOUTHERN MARK SMITH – The Jazz Butcher
  16. WHERE THE TRAFFIC GOES – The Jasmine Minks
  17. FOREVER – The Hit Parade
  18. EVERY CONVERSATION – The June Brides
  19. IN THE AFTERNOON – The Revolving Paint Dream
  20. HYMN FROM A VILLAGE – James
  21. JUST LIKE HONEY (DEMO OCT ‘84) – The Jesus & Mary Chain
  22. THE CHOCOLATE ELEPHANT MAN – Biff Bang Pow!
  23. TEMPLE OF CONVENIENCE – Yeah Yeah Noh
  24. GOD BLESS – The Bodines
  25. DEBRA – bIG fLAME
  26. UP THE HILL AND DOWN THE SLOPE – The Loft

CD3

  1. VELOCITY GIRL – Primal Scream
  2. GO OUT AND GET ‘EM, BOY! – The Wedding Present
  3. THRU THE FLOWERS – The Primitives
  4. SAD – The BMX Bandits
  5. ALL DAY LONG – The Shop Assistants
  6. SOMETHING HAPPENS – The Mighty Lemon Drops
  7. XX SEX (DEMO) – We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It
  8. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE? – Mighty Mighty
  9. QUITE CONTENT – The Soup Dragons
  10. RED SLEEPING BEAUTY – McCarthy
  11. MOTORCITY – Age Of Chance
  12. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY – The Chesterfields
  13. CUT THE CAKE – The Wolfhounds
  14. LOGGERHEADS – The Servants
  15. DON’T WORRY (DEMO) – The Close Lobsters
  16. SICK LITTLE GIRL – Pop Will Eat Itself
  17. BIG PINK CAKE – Razorcuts
  18. IT’S A GOOD THING – That Petrol Emotion
  19. ALMOST PRAYED – The Weather Prophets
  20. VOTE FOR LOVE – Jamie Wednesday
  21. BEATNIK BOY – Talulah Gosh
  22. SHE DAZZLED ME WITH BASIL – The Dentists
  23. A GENTLE SOUND – The Railway Children
  24. BABY BLUE MARINE (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) – The Groove Farm
  25. THE RAIN FELL DOWN – Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes
  26. (WHATEVER HAPPENED TO) ALICE? – Rosemary’s Children
  27. BALLOON SONG – 14 Iced Bears
  28. A WONDERFUL DAY – The Wonder Stuff

CD4

  1. SHINE ON – House Of Love
  2. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU – The Shamen
  3. THE ALBUMS OF JACK – The Bachelor Pad
  4. ALBERT PARKER – Gol Gappas
  5. LOVE IS BLUE – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters
  6. HEAVEN FORBID – Whirl
  7. DELILAH SANDS – The Brilliant Corners
  8. SHIMMER – The Flatmates
  9. GRUESOME CASTLE – The Wake
  10. ENGINE FAILURE – This Poison!
  11. IF I SAID – The Darling Buds
  12. TIDALWAVE – The Boy Hairdressers
  13. SHE LOOKS RIGHT THROUGH ME – The Waltones
  14. ROOM IN YOUR HEART – The Rosehips
  15. LOVE RESISTANCE – Apple Boutique
  16. TAKE YOUR TIME YEAH! – Laugh
  17. SHE’S A NURSE BUT SHE'S ALRIGHT – The Raw Herbs
  18. TOY – The Heart Throbs
  19. TRANQUIL – The Clouds
  20. YOU MAKE MY HEAD EXPLODE – The Groovy Little Numbers
  21. MY FAVOURITE WET WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON – The Siddeleys
  22. TUG-BOAT LINE – Rumblefish
  23. THE WORLD IS - The Hepburns
  24. ONE OF THOSE THINGS – Bubblegum Splash
  25. BE SMALL AGAIN – The Corn Dollies
  26. LEE REMICK – The King Of Luxembourg
  27. SON OF A GUN (DEMO) – The LA’s

CD5

  1. THE HARDEST THING IN THE WORLD – The Stone Roses
  2. KEEP THE CIRCLE AROUND – Inspiral Carpets
  3. INDIEPOP AIN’T NOISE POLLUTION – The Pooh Sticks
  4. SOLACE – The Sea Urchins
  5. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) – Cud
  6. LANDSLIDE – The Popguns
  7. ALL ABOARD THE LOVE-MOBILE – One Thousand Violins
  8. I’M IN LOVE WITH A GIRL WHO DOESN’T KNOW I EXIST – Another Sunny Day
  9. STRAWBERRY WINDOW – East Village
  10. CHOIRBOYS GAS (HACK THE CASSOCK) – Bad Dream Fancy Dress
  11. CIRCLE LINE – Rodney Allen
  12. I’VE GOT A HABIT – The Orchids
  13. SKIN STORM – Bradford
  14. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? – The Charlottes
  15. PICKING UP THE BITTER LITTLE PIECES – The Claim
  16. DREAMABOUT – The Poppyheads
  17. ADAM’S SONG (POUR FENELLA) – The Sun And The Moon
  18. JESSE MAN RAE – The McTells
  19. CECIL BEATON’S SCRAPBOOK – The Would-Be-Goods
  20. SPEAK TO ME ROCHELLE – The Desert Wolves
  21. DRY THE RAIN – The Rain
  22. FOREVER HOLIDAY – Blow Up
  23. SUBURBAN LOVE SONGS – The Fanatics
  24. ROSES – The Milltown Brothers
  25. SUN IS IN THE SKY – The Seers
  26. PERFECT NEEDLE – The Telescopes
  27. CATWEAZLE – The Boo Radleys

Format: 5CD Boxset
Barcode: 5013929101005
Catalogue Number: CRCDBOX10
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 6th August 2021

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