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Make More Noise ~ Women In Independent Music UK 1977-1987: 4CD/Hardback Book Boxset

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Make More Noise ~  Women In Independent Music UK 1977-1987: 4CD/Hardback Book Boxset
Make More Noise ~  Women In Independent Music UK 1977-1987: 4CD/Hardback Book Boxset


  • 4CD / 90 track set exploring the work of female artists in the decade following the punk explosion.
  • From household names and legends - Alison Moyet, Toyah, Kirsty MacColl, Nico, Tracey Thorn, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, Pauline Murray, Sinead O’Connor, Tracey Ullman, Cosey Fanni Tutti - to underground figureheads and unsung pioneers.
  • Spanning the genres – from the punk howl of X-Ray Spex and the NWOBHM stylings of Girlschool to Cosey Fanni Tutti’s post-TG electronica, the experimental dub of Vivien Goldman and the the High Street pop of Bananarama.
  • Hardback book format includes over 14,500 words of sleeve-notes (including artist-written pieces) and introductory essay by Lucy O’Brien.
  • Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed “Scared To Get Happy”, the “C86” series, “Electrical Language” and a number of other essential box sets.

In the wake of punk rock and its boundary breaking, rule bending remoulding of the musical landscape, female artists in particular found themselves able to work, at last, in a more meritocratic environment. Quickly, an industry long dominated by male artists, producers, managers and Svengalis became more accessible than ever before, and countless inspired and inspirational artists poured onto stages and into recording studios throughout the UK. ‘Make More Noise’ charts a path through the cultural shift that followed.

Featuring ninety of the most remarkable female artists, all-girl bands and female-fronted groups to have recorded in the UK during the decade spanning 1977-1987, irrespective of genre and commercial success, “Make More Noise” proudly explores the breakthrough of countless pioneering women of the era. Of course, hugely successful female pop stars were nothing new in 1977, but this isn’t their story. This is the story of the everyday artist. The jobbing, gigging, working musician. The independent spirt.


  1. Name
  2. Oh Bondage Up Yours!
  3. Turn My Motor On
  4. Lucky Number
  5. Hidden From History
  6. Dream Sequence I
  7. Bored Housewives
  8. White Mice
  9. Ee-I-Adio
  10. Violence Grows
  11. Old Tart's Song
  12. Plastic Flowers
  13. Diet
  14. Don't Dictate
  15. Food
  16. Kid
  17. Typical Girls
  18. Love And Romance
  19. Body And Soul
  20. Take It All Away
  21. You Do
  22. Motorway
  23. Bird In Flight
  24. Pumping Iron
  25. Brute Fury
  26. I Hate Being In Love
  27. Ruder Than You
  28. Saeta
  29. Guilty Dub
  30. Private Armies
  31. Small Town Girl
  32. Self Defence
  33. Been Teen
  34. Stuck
  35. Fast Boyfriends
  36. Aie A Mwana
  37. You're My Kind Of Climate
  38. Black And Blue
  39. Your Your Lay Lay
  40. Everybody Thinks Everybody Else Is Dead Bad
  41. Money
  42. Normal
  43. In The Ruins Of Your Body
  44. Rebel
  45. Negative Conversation
  46. It's A Fine Day
  47. Such Is Life (Ft John Lacey)
  48. Winter Kills
  49. I Wish
  50. No One's Little Girl
  51. The Boiler
  52. Jimmy's Grin
  53. Speak No Evil
  54. Nothing You Say
  55. They Don't Know
  56. We Are Ninja
  57. It's Only Money
  58. Drum Beat For Baby
  59. She Is So
  60. A Place In The Sun
  61. Dear Marje
  62. Crush
  63. Government Policy
  64. Dying Man
  65. Living In A Coffin
  66. Black Sheep
  67. Young Too Young Girl
  68. Pale Yellow
  69. X X Sex
  70. Son Of A Gun
  71. Go Away
  72. Dont Go Away
  73. Burning Oil
  74. Ballad Of Miss Demeanour
  75. You Dont Know
  76. Belle Vue
  77. Crash (Demo)
  78. Sign On The Line
  79. All Day Long (Slow Version)
  80. Comin' Home Baby
  81. If I Die
  82. Protection
  83. Just A City
  84. Spin (Flexi Version)
  85. Mandinka
  86. Toy
  87. There's A Good Time-A-Comin'
  88. It Makes Me Realise
  89. Feels Like Its Love
  90. Wood Song
  91. Libera Me

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