Box Sets, Tracklist — April 25, 2017 at 7:41 am

‘C88’ box set to feature The Stone Roses, The House of Love, The Vaselines and more

Cherry Red Records continues its series of imagined sequels to the NME’s famed C86 cassette with the release this summer of C88, a three-disc box set featuring music released in 1988 by then-indie acts such as The Stone Roses, The House of Love, Kitchens of Distinction, The Vaselines, Pale Saints, The Darling Buds, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine and many, many more.

Featuring a total of 72 songs, C88 is due out June 30 in the U.K.; it can be pre-ordered now at The release follows Cherry Red’s expanded three-disc version of C86, released in 2014, and the imagined follow-up, C87, which followed last year.

Cherry Red describes its new round-up of British indie-pop this way:

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.

The collection comes in a clamshell package that includes a booklet full of illustrations, with a 9,000- word sleevenote and band-by-band biographies by C86 co-compiler Neil Taylor.

Check out the full tracklist below.


Tracklist: Various Artists, C88

1. The Pooh Sticks, “On Tape”
2. The Stone Roses, “Elephant Stone” (7” Version)
3. The Popguns, “Where Do You Go” (Flexi Version)
4. The Man From Delmonte, “(Will Nobody Save) Louise”
5. The Charlottes, “Are You Happy Now?” (Molesworth Version)
6. The Snapdragons, “The Things You Want”
7. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, “A Sheltered Life”
8. Moss Poles, “One Summer”
9. Bridewell Taxis, “Lies”
10. The Orchids, “Defy The Law”
11. The Groovy Little Numbers, “Happy Like Yesterday”
12. The Driscolls, “Julie Christie”
13. Choo Choo Train, “High”
14. The Poppyheads, “Cremation Town”
15. Bradford, “Tattered, Tangled and Torn”
16. Thrilled Skinny, “So Happy To Be Alive”
17. The Prayers, “Sister Goodbye”
18. Another Sunny Day, “Anorak City”
19. The Train Set, “She’s Gone”
20. Pacific, “Barnoon Hill”
21. Blow-up, “Forever Holiday” (Ediesta Version)
22. The Mock Turtles, “Mary’s Garden”
23. King Of The Slums, “The Pennine Spitter”
24. Pale Saints, “Colours and Shapes” (Demo)
25. Apple Boutique, “The Ballad Of Jet Harris”

1. The House Of Love, “The Hill”
2. The Vaselines, “Dying For It”
3. Bob, “Kirsty”
4. Cud, “Slack Time”
5. The Sea Urchins, “Please Rain Fall”
6. The Darling Buds, “Shame On You”
7. Kitchens Of Distinction, “Prize”
8. The Heart Throbs, “Too Many Shadows”
9. The Bachelor Pad, “Do It For Fun”
10. Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters, “They Fell For Words Like Love”
11. Murrumbidgee Whalers, “Giving Way To Trains”
12. The Shamen, “What’s Going Down”
13. The Flatmates, “Heaven Knows”
14. The Waltones, “Spell It Out”
15. The Wilderness Children, “Mrs Susan Spence”
16. The Nivens, “Yesterday”
17. Baby Lemonade, “Real World”
18. The Clouds, “Village Green”
19. Rote Kapelle, “Fire Escape”
20. Emily, “Mad Dogs”
21. Bubblegum Splash, “The 18:10 To Yeovil Junction”
22. Metro Trinity, “Michael Furey”
23. Inspiral Carpets, “Theme From Cow”

1. The Revolving Paint Dream, “Sun, Sea, Sand”
2. The Fizzbombs, “Surfaround”
3. The Church Grims, “Plaster Saint”
4. The Wake, “Crush The Flowers” (Demo)
5. The Siddeleys, “Sunshine Thuggery”
6. Whirl, “Clear”
7. Annie & The Aeroplanes, “A Million Zillion Miles”
8. Fat Tulips, “You Opened Up My Eyes”
9. Holidaymakers, “Cincinnati”
10. Would-Be-Goods, “The Camera Loves Me”
11. The Caretaker Race, “Anywhere But Home”
12. The Great Leap Forward, “Who Works The Weather”
13. East Village, “Cubans In The Bluefields”
14. The Haywains, “Bythesea Road”
15. The Wishing Stones, “The Old Road Out Of Town” (12” Mix)
16. The Corn Dollies, “Shake”
17. Bluetrain, “Land Of Gold”
18. Reserve, “The Sun Slid Down Behind The Tower”
19. Remember Fun, “Apple Of My Eye”
20. Yeah Jazz, “Morning O’grady”
21. The Raw Herbs, “Don’t Bury Me Yet”
22. Bad Dream Fancy Dress, “Curry Crazy”
23. The Claim, “On My Way”
24. Rodney Allen, “Glastonbury”


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