C88: Deluxe Box Set (3CD)

Various Artists

of discs
3
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Rock
Label
Cherry Red
Released
June 30, 2017

Format: Compact Disc

£20.00

 

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Description

C88 is another celebration of the Eighties Indie scene, documenting a golden era when tuneful guitar-based bands made records on shoestring budgets, often issued on small labels with hand-made artwork, with little hope of mainstream exposure.

This 3-CD box set follows previous best-selling collections C86 (2014) and C87 (2016). C86 expanded the NME's genre-defining compilation (initially a cassette, later a vinyl LP on Rough Trade) with 50 extra tracks from the period. C87 was an imaginary sequel, picking up the story a year later.

. Disc 1 is devoted to artists who haven't previously graced this series, who - for the most part - first made an impact in 1988. The Stone Roses, Carter USM, Pale Saints and The Mock Turtles would all enjoy mainstream success. Others like The Pooh Sticks, The Man From Delmonte, Bridewell Taxis were cult indie favourites.

Sarah Records - which came to epitomise a certain type of Indie Pop - are represented by The Orchids, Another Sunny Day, The Sea Urchins and The Poppyheads (whose 'Cremation Town' debuts on CD here). Other key indie labels also figure, such as Creation (Apple Boutique, Pacific, The House Of Love, Emily), 53rd & 3rd (The Groovy Little Numbers, The Vaselines) and The Subway Organization (The Clouds, Rodney Allen, The Flatmates, Bubblegum Splash, etc.).

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number CRCDBOX36
Barcode 5013929103689
Number of items 3
Packaging type Clamshell
Imported No
Weight 160g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm