Monday, September 30, 2019

VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] (5 x CD's)




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VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] (5 x CD's)

Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980–1989 is the first box (5 x CD's) ) set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980's.  It features 134 songs from indie pop artists from the 1980s. It was released in June 2013 by Cherry Red Records. Cherry Red Records explained the album is inspired by Lenny Kaye's album Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968.

A truly remarkable, must-have 6 ½ hour, 5 cd box set with134 British indie-pop artists from the 80's. Comes in a 5 ½" x 7 ½" box that looks & opens like a hardcover book w/a 56 page non-removable booklet. The sound is overall excellent and recorded at a very even level (for those of you who like to make your own playlists).  Lots of influences heard, from The Smiths & Echo & Bunnymen to ska to jangle-pop, sunshine-pop & power-pop, with even a bit of garage rock.  Focusing exclusively on British artists and evoking a particular time and place in musical history, it endeavors to tell a story rather than be a definitive guide. The common thread between these songs on Scared To Get Happy is a willingness to experiment and push the boundaries of traditional pop. The compilation takes from the best of the indie labels at the time, with healthy doses of music from Postcard, Sarah, Cherry Red, Rough Trade, Creation, NME’s mail-order C86 cassette series, etc. The artist lineup can at times feel like a roll call of familiar indie-pop touchstones. Even the ones that aren't so amazing, particularly the more oddball songs are great period pieces. But most of the tunes are seriously choice.  It was the stuff I hadn't known that made this comp what it was for me. (Amazon)


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VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] CD1+CD2

VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] CD3+CD4

VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] CD5

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Track lists

  CD1

  01. Revolutionary Spirit - the Wild Swans
  02. Getting Nowhere Fast - Girls at Our Best!
  03. Showing Off to Impress the Girls - Art Objects
  04. (There's Always) Something on My Mind - the Pale Fountains
  05. The Missionary - Josef K
  06. The Jet Set Junta - the Monochrome Set
  07. Dumb Magician -Blue Orchids
  08. Don't Come Back - the Marine Girls
  09. 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

  27. The Sun Shines Here - Hurrah!
  28. If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain) - Fantastic Something
  29. Everybody's Problem - Pulp
  30. Dark 7 - Strawberry Switchblade
  31. Stop the Rain - the Suede Crocodiles
  32. I'm Used Now - Grab Grab the Haddock
  33. Sense Sickness - Del Amitri
  34. Honey at the Core - Friends Again
  35. Oblivious - Aztec Camera
  36. Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken (Indie Version) - Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
  37. Kardomah Caf - the Cherry Boys
  38. This Brilliant Evening - in Embrace
  39. Dolly - Microdisney
  40. Plenty - the Woodentops
  41. Southern Mark Smith - the Jazz Butcher
  42. Where the Traffic Goes - the Jasmine Minks
  43. Forever - the Hit Parade
  44. Every Conversation - the June Brides
  45. In the Afternoon - the Revolving Paint Dream
  46. Hymn from a Village - James
  47. Just Like Honey (Demo Oct '84) - the Jesus & Mary Chain
  48. The Chocolate Elephant Man - Biff Bang Pow!
  49. Temple of Convenience - Yeah Yeah Noh
  50. God Bless - the Bodines
  51. Debra - Big Flame
  52. Up the Hill and Down the Slope - the Loft

 CD3

  53. Velocity Girl - Primal Scream
  54. Go Out and Get 'Em, Boy! - the Wedding Present
  55. Thru the Flowers - the Primitives
  56. Sad - the BMX Bandits
  57. All Day Long - the Shop Assistants
  58. Something Happens - the Mighty Lemon Drops
  59. XX Sex (Demo) - We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
  60. Is There Anyone Out There? - Mighty Mighty
  61. Quite Content - the Soup Dragons
  62. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy
  63. Motorcity - Age of Chance
  64. Completely and Utterly - the Chesterfields
  65. Cut the Cake - the Wolfhounds
  66. Loggerheads - the Servants
  67. Don't Worry (Demo) - the Close Lobsters
  68. Sick Little Girl - Pop Will Eat Itself
  69. Big Pink Cake - Razorcuts
  70. It's a Good Thing - That Petrol Emotion
  71. Almost Prayed - the Weather Prophets
  72. Vote for Love - Jamie Wednesday
  73. Beatnik Boy - Talulah Gosh
  74. She Dazzled Me with Basil - the Dentists
  75. A Gentle Sound - the Railway Children
  76. Baby Blue Marine (Alternative Version) - the Groove Farm
  77. The Rain Fell Down - Jesse Garon & the Desperadoes
  78. (Whatever Happened to) Alice? - Rosemary's Children
  79. Balloon Song - 14 Iced Bears
  80. A Wonderful Day - the Wonder Stuff

 CD4

  81. Shine on - House of Love
  82. Something About You - the Shamen
  83. The Albums of Jack - the Bachelor Pad
  84. Albert Parker - Gol Gappas
  85. Love Is Blue - Hangman's Beautiful Daughters
  86. Heaven Forbid - Whirl
  87. Delilah Sands - the Brilliant Corners
  88. Shimmer - the Flatmates
  89. Gruesome Castle - the Wake
  90. Engine Failure - This Poison!
  91. If I Said - the Darling Buds
  92. Tidalwave - the Boy Hairdressers
  93. She Looks Right Through Me - the Waltones
  94. Room in Your Heart - the Rosehips
  95. Love Resistance - Apple Boutique
  96. Take Your Time Yeah! - Laugh
  97. She's a Nurse But She's Alright - the Raw Herbs
  98. Toy - the Heart Throbs
  99. Tranquil - the Clouds
  100. You Make My Head Explode - the Groovy Little Numbers
  101. My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon - the Siddeleys
  102. Tug-Boat Line - Rumblefish
  103. The World Is - the Hepburns
  104. One of Those Things - Bubblegum Splash
  105. Be Small Again - the Corn Dollies
  106. Lee Remick - the King of Luxembourg
  107. Son of a Gun (Demo) - the La's

 CD5

  108. The Hardest Thing in the World - the Stone Roses
  109. Keep the Circle Around - Inspiral Carpets
  110. Indiepop Ain't Noise Pollution - the Pooh Sticks
  111. Solace - the Sea Urchins
  112. Only (A Prawn in Whitby) - Cud
  113. Landslide - the Popguns
  114. All Aboard the Love-Mobile - One Thousand Violins
  115. I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist - Another Sunny Day
  116. Strawberry Window - East Village
  117. Choirboys Gas (Hack the Cassock) - Bad Dream Fancy Dress
  118. Circle Line - Rodney Allen
  119. I've Got a Habit - the Orchids
  120. Skin Storm - Bradford
  121. Are You Happy Now? - the Charlottes
  122. Picking Up the Bitter Little Pieces - the Claim
  123. Dreamabout - the Poppyheads
  124. Adam's Song (Pour Fenella) - the Sun and the Moon
  125. Jesse Man Rae - the McTells
  126. Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook - the Would-Be-Goods
  127. Speak to Me Rochelle - the Desert Wolves
  128. Dry the Rain - the Rain
  129. Forever Holiday - Blow Up
  130. Suburban Love Songs - the Fanatics
  131. Roses - the Milltown Brothers
  132. Sun Is in the Sky - the Seers
  133. Perfect Needle - the Telescopes
  134. Catweazle - the Boo Radleys

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9 comments:

  1. Hi Butterboy,
    What a wonderful comps, this one and the previous one!!!
    Thanks a lot!

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  2. Hi Il Commendatore,
    Yes, the two box set are really rewarding listens. Hope you will enjoy them.

    Cheers

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  3. Hi Butterboy,
    I stumbled upon your blog from The Twighlight Zone. This is just an never ending treasure trove of
    amazing music. Your work is very much appreciated.

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    1. Hi Govango,
      Stumbling on to here is great news. Thank you for the great comment. This is also appreciated.
      Hope you find items you like even if it is like looking for a needle in a Haystack (note the Van-go reference. :)

      Cheers

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! Cherry Red certainly puts together a lot of great compilations. I own quite a few, but haven't heard this one yet.

    Looking forward to exploring your website. I love a good compilation of almost any musical genre!

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    1. Hi MAD4MUSIC,
      Thank you. Explore away, there are a number of Cherry Red comps here and more to come.
      Hope you find something else you like.

      Cheers.

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  5. Nice one BBoy, just came across this one, must have head elsewhere when you shared it. Regards from bog-roll lacking Liverpool. J :-)

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    1. Hi Cobber67,

      Here are the new links as requested. Tested and working.

      VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] CD1+CD2
      https://www7.zippyshare.com/v/xEVt9ZIl/file.html

      VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] CD3+CD4
      https://www7.zippyshare.com/v/LBPRBFIj/file.html

      VA - Scared To Get Happy, A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 [2013] CD5
      https://www7.zippyshare.com/v/ydZ2sECa/file.html


      Cheers

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