C86 and 80's indie

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  1. allblackcitizen

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    My C86 tape got eaten by the car stereo about 15 years ago and I was distraught, but then I got the CD boxset at the C86 reunion gig about 4 years ago. That was a great evening, with The Wedding Present headlining. The Chesterfields were really good too. I wish I'd bought the C86 t-shirt.

    There were so many jangly guitar bands in the early/mid 80's, and then they got blown out of the water by acid house. It was like the extinction of the dinosaurs. I suppose they just re-invented a few years later with the shoe gazers and Madchester.
     
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    All started with Orange Juice, Josef K and Aztec Camera.
     
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    Just googled it, the punk one was called 'Pogo-a-gogo'
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_A_Go_Go!

    Just looked at the whole track listing and had forgotten some of the great tracks that were on there - Velocity Girl certainly is one of the best.
    Interesting how Madchester and acid changed the style in bands like Primal Scream and Soup
    Dragons.
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    Opps missed wee Davey and mates, I must be getting old. Get up and use me.
     
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    Postcard Records, I think the label was called, in Glasgow.

    A few years ago I got a boxset called "Scared to Get Happy", which traced the history of 80's indie in 5 CD's. There's some great stuff on it, and a bit of dross too.

    IMO, the best record to come out of that era was "I am a Wallet" by McCarthy (who featured on C86). It's a fab piece of 80's political pop with some very catchy tunes. Again I had it on tape (with the Brilliant Corners on the other side), but lent it to someone and never saw it again, and then a few years ago got it on CD from Cherry Red.
     
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