Various Artists

Scared To Get Happy

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Cherry Red

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THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

SCARED TO GET HAPPY (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) was the first box set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980s. This Record Store Day release is a gatefold double vinyl of Cherry Red’s seminal 2013 box set, charting 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. Inspired by the Nuggets compilations, the vinyl edition boasts 28 tracks spanning the Eighties, drawn from many of the key labels of the period. Many of the bands later tasted mainstream success: Pulp, Inspiral Carpets, the Primitives, Cud, the House Of Love, the Darling Buds. The gatefold details the history of this unique compilation while the two printed inner sleeves reveal more about each featured band’s own story.

Abridged 2LP version of the now deleted 5 CD boxset - The Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989

TRACK LISTING

Disc: 1
1. Getting Nowhere Fast - GIRLS AT OUR BEST!
2. Don’t Come Back - THE MARINE GIRLS
3. The Jet Set Junta - THE MONOCHROME SET
4. Paraffin Brain - THE NIGHTINGALES
5. Summerdays - WEEKEND
6. If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain) - FANTASTIC SOMETHING
7. Feeling Dizzy - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
8. I Think I Need Help - THE FARMERS BOYS
9. The Sun Shines Here - HURRAH!
10. Everybody’s Problem - PULP
11. Plenty - THE WOODENTOPS
12. Up The Hill And Down The Slope - THE LOFT
13. The Chocolate Elephant Man - BIFF BANG POW!
14. Something Happens - THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS

Disc: 2
1. Thru The Flowers - THE PRIMITIVES
2. Sad - THE BMX BANDITS
3. Almost Prayed - THE WEATHER PROPHETS
4. Is There Anyone Out There? - MIGHTY MIGHTY
5. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCARTHY
6. Shine On - HOUSE OF LOVE
7. Shimmer - THE FLATMATES
8. Delilah Sands - THE BRILLIANT CORNERS
9. If I Said - THE DARLING BUDS
10. Toy - THE HEART THROBS
11. Keep The Circle Around - INSPIRAL CARPETS
12. Only (A Prawn In Whitby) - CUD
13. Landslide - THE POPGUNS
14. Skin Storm - BRADFORD

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