‘Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989’ 5CD box set tracklist revealed

Cherry Red Records today unveiled the massive, 127-song tracklist for its now 5-disc box called Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989, which the U.K. label has said is inspired by Lenny Kaye’s classic Nuggets garage-rock compilation and is “devoted to the 1980s indie guitar-pop revolution which swept across the British Isles.”

According to a post on the project’s Facebook page, the tracklist is finalized, but could still change (“still a few tracks we want”). It’s expected to come out some time in mid-June, likely to coincide with a concert planned for London on June 22 that will feature The Primitives, Mighty Mighty, Popguns and other acts included on the forthcoming box set.

The is expected to feature a 72-page booklet and retail for around £50, or about $80.

Check out the full tracklist below, which features contributions from The House of Love, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Prefab Sprout, Josef K, Pulp, Primal Scream, The Mighty Lemon Drops, The Stone Roses, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Soup Dragons and many, many more.

 

Tracklist: Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989

CD 1
1. The Wild Swans, “Revolutionary Spirit”
2. Girls At Our Best, “Getting Nowhere Fast”
3. The Pale Fountains, “(There’s Always) Something On My Mind”
4. Josef K, “The Missionary”
5. The Monochrome Set, “Jet Set Junta”
6. The Blue Orchids, “Dumb Magician”
7. The Marine Girls, “Don’t Come Back”
8. The Fire Engines, “Candy Skin”
9. Dolly Mixture, “Everything And More”
10. Scars, “All About You”
11. The Nightingales, “Paraffin Brain”
12. Farmers Boys, “I Think I Need Help”
13. Jane, “It’s A Fine Day”
14. Prefab Sprout, “Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone)”
15. Weekend, “Summerdays”
16. The Lines, “Nerve Pylon”
17. Fantastic Something, “If She Doesn’t Smile It’ll Rain”
18. The Higsons, “The Lost And The Lonely”
19. Everything But The Girl, “Feeling Dizzy”
20. Black, “Human Features”
21. Strawberry Switchblade, “Trees And Flowers”
22. The Daintees, “Roll On Summertime”
23. Nick Nicely, “49 Cigars”
24. Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike, “Norman And Narcissus”
25. The Cherry Boys, “Kardomah Café”
26. Aztec Camera, “Oblivious”

CD 2
1. Hurrah, “The Sun Shines Here”
2. The Pastels, “I Wonder Why”
3. Pulp, “Everybody’s Problem”
4. Grab Grab The Haddock, “I’m Used Now”
5. Friends Again, “Honey At The Core” (Moonboot Version)
6. The Bluebells, “Callander Green”
7. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, “Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken” (Indie Version)
8. In Embrace, “This Brilliant Evening”
9. Microdisney, “Dolly”
10. The Woodentops, “Plenty”
11. The Jazz Butcher, “Southern Mark Smith”
12. The Jasmine Minks, “Where The Traffic Goes”
13. The June Brides, “Every Conversation” (Single Version)
14. The Revolving Paint Dream, “In The Afternoon”
15. The Shop Assistants, “All Day Long”
16. Biff Bang Pow!, “The Chocolate Elephant Man”
17. James, “Hymn From A Village”
18. The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Just Like Honey” (Demo Oct ‘84)
19. The Loft, “Up The Hill And Down The Slope”
20. That Petrol Emotion, “Keen”
21. Yeah Yeah Noh, “Temple Of Convenience”
22. The Wedding Present, “Go Out And Get ‘Em Boy”
23. The Bodines, “God Bless”
24. We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It, “Xx Sex” (Demo)
25. Mccarthy, “Red Sleeping Beauty”
26. The Mighty Lemon Drops, “Something Happens”

CD 3
1. Primal Scream, “Velocity Girl”
2. The Primitives, “Thru The Flowers”
3. The BMX Bandits, “Sad”
4. Mighty Mighty, “Is There Anyone Out There?”
5. The Soup Dragons, “Fair’s Fair”
6. The Wolfhounds, “Cut The Cake”
7. The Chesterfields, “Completely And Utterly”
8. The Servants, “Transparent”
9. The Close Lobsters, “What Is There To Smile About” (Demo)
10. Pop Will Eat Itself, “Sick Little Girl”
11. The Razorcuts, “Big Pink Cake”
12. The Weather Prophets, “Almost Prayed”
13. Jamie Wednesday, “Vote For Love”
14. Talulah Gosh, “Beatnik Boy”
15. The Dentists, “She Dazzled Me With Basil”
16. The Railway Children, “A Gentle Sound”
17. The Groove Farm, “Baby Blue Marine”
18. Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes, “The Rain Fell Down”
19. Rosemary’s Children, “(Whatever Happened To) Alice?”
20. The Wonder Stuff, “A Wonderful Day”
21. This Poison!, “Engine Failure”
22. The Brilliant Corners, “Delilah Sands”
23. 14 Iced Bears, “Balloon Song”
24. The Heart Throbs “Toy”
25. The Rosehips, “Room In Your Heart”
26. King Of Luxembourg, “A Picture Of Dorian Gray”

CD 4
1. The House Of Love, “Shine On”
2. The Darling Buds, “Shame On You” (Native Single Version)
3. The Pooh Sticks, “Indiepop Ain’t Noise Pollution”
4. The Bachelor Pad, “The Albums Of Jack”
5. The Shamen, “Something About You”
6. Gol Gappas, “Albert Parker”
7. Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters, “Love Is Blue”
8. Whirl, “Heaven Forbid”
9. The Boy, “Hairdressers Tidalwave”
10. The Flatmates, “Shimmer”
11. Apple Boutique, “Love Resistance”
12. Laugh, “Take Your Time Yeah!”
13. Groovy Little Numbers, “You Make My Head Explode”
14. The Waltones, “She Looks Right Through Me”
15. Yeah Jazz, “Sharon”
16. The Clouds, “Tranquil”
17. The Raw Herbs, “She’s A Nurse But She’s Alright”
18. The Siddeleys, “My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon”
19. Rodney Allen, “Circle Line”
20. The Corn Dollies, “Be Small Again”
21. The Hepburns, “The World Is”
22. Bubblegum Splash, “One Of Those Things”
23. The McTells, “Jesse Man Rae”
24. The Charlottes, “Are You Happy Now?”
25. Another Sunny Day, “I’m In Love With A Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist”
26. The La’s, “Son Of A Gun” (Demo)

CD 5
1. The Stone Roses, “The Hardest Thing In The World”
2. The Inspiral Carpets, “Keep The Circle Around”
3. The Sea Urchins, “Solace”
4. Cud, “Only (A Prawn In Whitby)”
5. The Popguns, “Landslide”
6. East Village, “Strawberry Window”
7. The Fanatics, “Suburban Love Songs”
8. The Milltown Brothers, “Roses”
9. The Orchids, “I’ve Got A Habit”
10. Bradford, “Skin Storm”
11. The Claim, “Picking Up The Bitter Little Pieces”
12. The Poppyheads, “Pictures You Weave”
13. The Sun And The Moon, “Adam’s Song (Pour Fenella)”
14. The Desert Wolves, “Speak To Me Rochelle”
15. The Golden Dawn, “My Secret World”
16. Blow Up, “Forever Holiday”
17. Korova Milk Bar, “Do It Again”
18. Avo-8, “Big Car”
19. The Rain, “Dry The Rain”
20. The Boo Radleys, “Catweazle”
21. The Seers, “Sun Is In The Sky”
22. The Telescopes, “Perfect Needle”
23. The Vaselines, “Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam”

 

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