https://driftrecords.com/products/various-artists-c86-double-ltd-edition4560630852Various Artists - C86: Double Ltd Edition//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/418457263570_3A800_large.jpeg?v=1504831169//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/418457263570_3A800_medium.jpeg?v=150483116924.99GBPOutOfStockVarious ArtistsCherry RedRecord Store Day 2016SALE2016Various ArtistsBack in May/June 1986, the New Musical Express released one of their regular mail-order cassettes. Reflecting the latest trends in Indie music, C86 was a 22-track cassette which was inspired by the NME’s C81 tape from half a decade earlier.
Aside from a few name bands (The Pastels, Primal Scream, the Wedding Present, the Mighty Lemon Drops), most acts were relatively unknown beyond the back pages and gig listings of the weekly music press. A few hadn’t even issued a record!
C86 slowly but surely became the NME’s best-selling ever compilation, selling an estimated 40,000 copies and eventually being reissued on LP and cassette by Rough Trade the following year. C86 prompted a week of shows at the ICA and would come to embody a whole musical style and era.
C86 is now reissued on vinyl as a deluxe, gatefold sleeved double-LP edition. The music has been re-mastered, with better sound quality due to not being ‘groove crammed’, with picture inner sleeves depicting original artwork and photos and detailed sleeve-notes by C86 compiler Neil Taylor.
1. PRIMAL SCREAM - Velocity Girl 2. THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS - Happy Head 3. THE SOUP DRAGONS - Pleasantly Surprised 4. THE WOLFHOUNDS - Feeling So Strange Again 5. THE BODINES - Therese 6. MIGHTY MIGHTY - Law 7. STUMP - Buffalo 8. BOGSHED - Run To The Temple 9. A WITNESS - Sharpened Sticks 10. THE PASTELS - Breaking Lines 11. AGE OF CHANCE - From Now On, This Will Be Your God 12. SHOP ASSISTANTS - It's Up to You 13. CLOSE LOBSTERS - Firestation Towers 14. MIAOW - Sport Most Royal 15. HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT - I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart) 16. THE SERVANTS - Transparent 17. MacKENZIES - Big Jim (There's No Pubs In Heaven) 18. BIG FLAME - New Way (Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology) 19. WE’VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE’RE GONNA USE IT - Console Me 20. McCARTHY - Celestial City 21. THE SHRUBS - Bullfighter's Bones 22. THE WEDDING PRESENT - This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!)Cherry RedRSD16add-to-cart2018-03-21