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Friday, January 03, 2014

Various : Indie Top 20 Vol.5 : Spirit Of Independents 1988



This is the story of the Alternative Rock Music in the 80's
First post for 2014.
20 tracks - 20 Aspirines for your hangover . 
( 20 Φαρμακάκια γιά να σας περάσει ο πονοκέφαλος από τα Αραβο-Ποπ Νεοσκυλλλάδικα που μας σερβίρισαν τα υπέροχα κανάλια μας , προάγοντας τον πολιτισμό και την τέχνη . Μη χέσογλου !!!)

Vinyl One


01. Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons : Something Nice

Along with Ivor Cutler, The Fall and Half Man Half Biscuit, Robert Lloyd is one of the most recorded artists by the BBC. Criminally, he remains the least known and popular (in commercial terms) than the aforementioned three.

He clocked in 15 sessions in as many years for John Peel: two with The Prefects, eight with The Nightingales (who continue to feature as Marc Riley's session guests on average once a year), and five for arguably his least acclaimed period as frontman of The New Four Seasons.

When the Nightingales fell apart in the mid-80s he concentrated on the label and songwriting, the results of which surfaced in further Peel sessions (he holds the record for the most sessions for Peel in his various forms) under the name Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons. This led to a single with the In-Tape label and in 1989 he signed to Virgin Records.
        
02. Wire : Silk Skin Paws

Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general.

Wire are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes, and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style (1977's Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.
          
03. New Order : Dreams Never End

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980.
By combining new wave and electronic dance music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s.[5] Though the band's early years were shadowed by the legacy and basic sound of Joy Division, their experience of the early 1980s New York City club scene increased their knowledge of dance music and helped them incorporate elements of that style into their work.
        
04. King Blank : Blind Box

I don't know something about this artist



   
05.Quireboys : Mayfair


The Quireboys formed in London around 1984. The rock group started life as the Queerboys, changing the spelling after gaining some local popularity.


The Quireboys formed in London around 1984. The rock group started life as the Queerboys, changing the spelling after gaining some local popularity.

The foundation for the band came from two friends, singer Spike Gray and guitarist Guy Bailey. Since those early days there has been a number of deaths and then rebirths for the group. Some of the members that stepped in-and-out along the way include drummers Ian Wallace, Guy Hansen, Martin Henderson, Paul Hornby, and Rudy Richman; guitarists Darrel Bath, Ginger, Luke Bossendorfer, and Guy Griffin; bassists Nigel Mogg and Tim Bewlay; and keyboardists Chris Johnstone and Simon Rinaldo.
         The foundation for the band came from two friends, singer Spike Gray and guitarist Guy Bailey. Since those early days there has been a number of deaths and then rebirths for the group. Some of the members that stepped in-and-out along the way include drummers Ian Wallace, Guy Hansen, Martin Henderson, Paul Hornby, and Rudy Richman; guitarists Darrel Bath, Ginger, Luke Bossendorfer, and Guy Griffin; bassists Nigel Mogg and Tim Bewlay; and keyboardists Chris Johnstone and Simon Rinaldo.
        


    06. Danielle Dax : Cat-House

Danielle Dax (born 23 September 1958[1]) is an experimental musician and producer most active from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s.

A performer whose enigmatic and experimental work reflected the strong influence of biblical mysticism and Middle Eastern musical textures, Danielle Dax was born in Southend, England. She made her musical debut in 1979 as the keyboardist in the seven-piece Amy Turtle & the Crossroads; the group disbanded after only one performance, but it brought Dax -- who took to the stage clad in nothing more than a knit cap and lab coat -- to the attention of Karl Blake, who asked her to design the cover for an EP by his Surrey University-based band the Lemon Kittens. Within a week, Dax was a full member of the group; neither she nor Blake actually played music, but they managed to release two highly experimental LPs, 1980's We Buy a Hammer for Daddy and 1982's The Big Dentist, while also establishing a reputation for their notorious live sets, in which they frequently performed sans clothes.
            
07. Joy Division : She's Lost Control

Formed in the wake of the punk explosion in England, Joy Division became the first band in the post-punk movement by later emphasizing not anger and energy but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the '80s.

Though the group's raw initial sides fit the bill for any punk band, Joy Division later incorporated synthesizers (taboo in the low-tech world of '70s punk) and more haunting melodies, emphasized by the isolated, tortured lyrics of its lead vocalist, Ian Curtis. While the British punk movement shocked the world during the late '70s, Joy Division's quiet storm of musical restraint and emotive power proved to be just as important to independent music in the 1980s.
       
08. Loop : Collision

Singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar soloist Keller Williams uses sampling in a whole new way to form a one-man jam band on Loop. Williams, who is often compared to guitarists Victor Wooten, Michael Hedges, and Leo Kottke (who he admits are among his musical influences), wrote all of the songs and played ten-string acoustic guitar on the album. He also did samples and loops using an effects device known as the Jam Man that allowed him to loop sounds and layer them into a rich, thick wall of basslines, vocals, rhythms, and melodies.
          
09. Christian Death : Church Of No Return

The founding fathers of American goth rock, Christian Death took a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality.

Christian Death set themselves up to shock, both in their cover art and their lyrics, which wallowed in blasphemy, morbidity, drug use, and sexual perversity. Their self-consciously controversial tactics set them apart from the British goth scene, having more to do with L.A. punk and heavy metal, and thus the band dubbed its sound "death rock" instead; however, their sensibility was ultimately similar enough that the "goth" designation stuck in the end. Their music also relied on slow, doomy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths
        
10.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds : The Mercy Seat

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian alternative rock band that was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by frontman Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld.
The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey, keyboardist Conway Savage, and percussionists Thomas Wydler (Switzerland) and Jim Sclavunos (United States). The band has released fifteen studio albums and completed numerous international tours.


Vinyl Two


01. Pop Will Eat Itself : Def Con One

Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or The Poppies) are an English alternative rock band formed in Stourbridge in 1986 with members from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. Initially known as a Grebo act, their style changed to incorporate sample driven indie and industrial rock.
Their highest charting single was 1993's "Get The Girl! Kill The Baddies!". After initially disbanding in 1996, and having a brief reformation in 2005, they issued their first release in more than five years in 2010.
            
02. The Shamen : Jesus Loves Amerika

Combining swirling psychedelic rock with hardcore hip-hop rhythms, the Shamen were one of the first alternative bands to appeal to dance clubs as much as indie rockers.

Shamen were preceded by Alone Again Or, the Love-inspired name under which they recorded their first psychedelic electronic pop singles. After their name change, further singles picked up airplay from John Peel. Released in June 1987, Shamen's first album, Drop demonstrated their love of 1960s psychedelia, with influences such as Love, Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators.

Jesus loves Amerika  Lyrics

By radio wave, and satellite
And computer print-out page
There's a brand new breed of pharacee
For the electronic age
From the land so free, home of the brave
So white they're squeaky clean
So prosperous and odious
With malignant piety
Yeah these are the men who break the right in righteous
Such hypocrisy, stupidity is truly out of sight, yes

Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither
Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither

So infiltrate, indoctrinate
Inflict their lunacy
Intolerance and ignorance
Upon humanity
May the hand of God, please cut me down
Should I sing I'm true to thee
For couragenous lies and dollar signs
Are just fascist fallacies
They offer to you salvation by the nation
Keep that money coming forth
Make heaven your destination

Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither
Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither

        
03. The Wolfhounds : Son Of Nothing

Noise pop group the Wolfhounds was formed in Essex, England by singer Dave Callahan, guitarists Paul
Clark and Andy Golding, bassist Andy Bolton, and drummer Frank Stebbing. Evolving from the ashes of the local garage band the Changelings, the group debuted in the spring of 1986 with the EP Cut the Cake; despite the record's gritty, intense approach, it nevertheless landed the Wolfhounds a spot on the NME's C-86 compilation cassette, a release which otherwise spotlighted a much sweeter jangle-pop sound.

Even as C-86 emerged as something of a genre unto itself, the Wolfhounds continued exploring a darker, more experimental direction on the follow-up single "The Anti-Midas Touch," releasing the full-length Unseen Ripples from a Pebble in 1987.
          
04. The Sea Urchins : Solace

The Sea Urchins were an indie pop band from West Bromwich, England formed in 1986.[1] They were the first band to release a single on Sarah Records.

The initial line-up was James Roberts (vocals), Simon Woodcock (guitar), Robert Cooksey (guitar), Mark Bevin (bass), Bridget Duffy (tambourine, organ), and Patrick Roberts (drums).[1] Their first two releases were flexi discs given away with fanzines in 1987.[2] Bevin left, to be replaced by Darren Martin.[1] Their "Pristine Christine" single was the first Sarah Records release, and is highly coveted among vinyl record collectors. With the following year's double-A-side "Solace"/"Please Rain Fall" they began to show more mod-rock influences.[2] Both singles were successful in indie terms, but Sarah Records were unwilling to commit to an album, and Duffy and Martin left.[2] Woodcock took over on bass, with James Roberts adding guitar.[2] The band released one more single for Sarah ("A Morning Oddyssey" in 1990)
           
05. The Vaselines : Dying For It

The Vaselines are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in Glasgow in 1986, the band
was originally a duo between its songwriters Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession.
McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake, Janice McBride and Sean Dickson. Eugene Kelly had formerly played in The Famous Monsters.
        
06. The Darling Buds : Shame On You

The Darling Buds were an alternative rock band from Newport, South Wales. The band formed in 1986 and were named after the H. E. Bates novel The Darling Buds of May – a title taken in turn, from the third line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May".

Influenced by the catchy simple sound of the early Beatles, the band created melodic, hook-driven, short-duration singles. They were considered part of the short lived "Blonde" movement (indie rock band fronted by blonde female singer with all other members being dark-haired males) along with the likes of The Primitives and Transvision Vamp, but also referenced the C86 scene of a few years earlier.
           
07. Talulah Gosh : Bringing Up Baby

Talulah Gosh were a guitar-pop group from Oxford, England and one of the leading bands of the twee pop
movement, taking their name from the headline of an NME interview with Clare Grogan.[1] They supposedly formed when Amelia Fletcher and Elizabeth Price, both wearing Pastels badges, met at a club in Oxford. Formed in 1986, their original line-up comprised Amelia Fletcher (vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), her younger brother Mathew Fletcher (drums), Peter Momtchiloff (lead guitar), Rob Pursey (bass) and Elizabeth Price (vocals). Pursey left early on, to be replaced by Chris Scott.
           
08. The Sugarcubes : Deus

The Sugarcubes were the biggest group ever to emerge from Iceland, which helps explain their off-kilter sense of melody. Their 1988 debut, Life's Too Good, attracted terrific reviews and became a college radio hit, but they never were able to recapture that sense of excitement.

According to group legend, The Sugarcubes formed on June 8, 1986, the day that vocalist Bjork (born Bjork Gundmundsdottir) gave birth to her son.
Prior to that day, the members of the group had been a variety of Icelandic bands. Bjork had the longest career out of any of the members.
         
09. Another Sunny Day : I'm In Love With A Girl That Doesn't Know I Exist

Another Sunny Day were a London-based indie pop band on Sarah Records, best known for the somewhat


Smiths-esque single "You Should All Be Murdered" and for the single whose title perhaps best epitomises the Sarah Records output "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I exist
The band's debut single proper was "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist", released two months later. The next release would be in May 1989 – the "What's Happened?" single, followed later that year by "You Should all be Murdered" and a limited 7-inch single on Bob Stanley's Caff label, with a cover version of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "Genetic Engineering".
       
10. Swans : Love Will Tear Us Apart (Black Version, Jarboe Vocal)

Swans were born during the heyday of New York's no wave reaction to punk rock, on the Lower East Side. Led by brainchild, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Michael Gira, the group was formed after the demise of his first New York outfit, Circus Mort.

Swans' first lineup consisted of Gira, guitarist Sue Hanel, and drummer Jonathan Kane. The trio played with kindred spirits Sonic Youth and did some rudimentary recordings that showcased the abrasive, percussively assaultive sonics Swans were later identified with. These initial sides surfaced on the Body to Body, Job to Job compilation. A different lineup included Kane, guitarist Bob Pezzola, and Daniel Galli-Duani on saxophone; they released a self-titled EP in 1982.

The personnel changed again for the band's powerful debut, Filth, issued in 1983 on Germany's Zensor imprint. It included Gira, Kane, guitarist Norman Westberg, bassist Harry Crosby, and percussionist/drummer Roli Mosimann.


Format : Vinyl Double LP
Made in England
Year : 1988
Label :  Beechwood Music LTD

6 comments:

  1. ενδιαφεροντα χαπακια για να παει καλα η χρονια :P

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  2. Thank you so much!!!

    I only have Indie Top 20 Volume 7 and it is one of my absolutely most favorite compilation of all time (along with Rat music For Rat People Volume 1-3)!!!

    I hope you can upload more volumes of that series!!!

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  3. ευχαριστουμε πολυ για τις μουσικαρες!!!!!υπαρχει περιπτωση να υπαρχουν και οι αλλες συλλογες απο Various ‎– Indie Top 20 ??

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    1. Δυστυχώς δεν έχω κάτι άλλο .

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