This week’s set is taken from Scared To Get Happy (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) a 5 disk box set from Cherry Red Records that documents the explosion of Indie Pop in UK and Ireland across the 1980s. It’s a fantastic selection of song and here is just a sample of the treasures it contains. Enjoy!
Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole – Intro
Pale Fountains – (There’s Always) Something on My Mind
The Monochrome Set – The Jet Set Junta
Fire Engines – Candy Skin
Pulp – Everybody’s Problem
The Woodentops – Plenty
Prefab Sprout – Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
The Daintees – Roll On Summertime
Microdisney – Dolly
Marine Girls – Don’t Come Back
The June Brides – Every Conversation
The Jazz Butcher – Southern Mark Smith
The Chesterfields – Completely & Utterly
The Wedding Present – Go Out and Get ‘Em, Boy!
Big Flame – Debra
BMX Bandits – Sad?
The Shop Assistants – All Day Long
McCarthy – Red Sleeping Beauty
The Mighty Lemon Drops – Something Happens
The Wolfhounds – Cut the Cake
Cud – Only (A Prawn in Whitby)