Tuesday, January 20, 2009

C-86 Show - The Mix Tape That Started the Genre - 1/19/09

In 1986, British weekly music publication, New Music Express, released a mail-order mix tape sampler called C-86 featuring 22 fairly new bands that represented a new direction and scene for independent music. While some people, including the NME itself, may dispute how much of a real direction and scene there really was at the release of C-86, it's hard to dispute that this cassette completely changed the face of music in Britain, both right away and in the future. My show tonight was all about the C-86 sound, featuring most of the bands from the original cassette as well as followers and influencees of the movement. Check it out by following the link:

C-86 Show

Here comes that playlist:

1.) The Bodines - Therese - Played
2.) Close Lobsters - Too Bloody Stupid - Foxheads Stalk This Land
3.) Shop Assistants - Caledonian Road - Shop Assistants Anthology
4.) The Flatmates - Happy All the Time - Potpourri: Hits, Mixes, and Demos
5.) Wolfhounds - The Anti-Midas Touch - The Essential Wolfhounds
6.) Getting Nowhere Fast - The Wedding Present - George Best Plus
7.) The Soup Dragons - Whole Wide World - The Subway Organization: 1986 -1989
8.) Primal Scream - Velocity Girl - NME C86
9.) The Pastels - Truck Train Tractor - Truckload of Trouble
10.) (I actually don't know who this band is! If you do, let me know and you'll win a spatula!) - Cold
11.) McCarthy - Keep an Open Mind or Else - The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth
12.) Josef K - Crazy to Exist - Entomology
13.) Orange Juice - The Blue Boy - The Glasgow School
14.) Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill - Let's Get Out Of This Country
15.) Belle & Sebastien - We Are the Sleepyheads - The Life Pursuit
16.) Miaow - Sport Most Royal - NME C86
17.) The Loft - Up the Hill and Down the Slope
18.) Talulah Gosh - Don't Go Away - Backwash
19.) Talulah Gosh - Be Your Baby - Backwash
20.) The Servants - A Sun, A Small Star - Reserved
21.) We've Got A Fuzzbox and We're Gonna' Use It - Love is the Slug - We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna' Use It
22.) The Vaselines - Son of a Gun - The Way of the Vaselines
23.) Witness - Sharpened Sticks - NME C86
24.) The Bodines - Skankin Queens - Played
25.) The Darling Buds - Things We Do For Love - Pop Said
26.) The Primitives - Out of Reach - Best of the Primitives
27.) The Manhattan Love Suicides - Things You've Never Done - The Manhattan Love Suicides

ALSO, if you want to hear the C-86 tape in its original, pristine form, you can download it from my site as well by following these here links:

C-86 Side 1

C-86 Side 2

***And here was some new music from our new music playlist****

(N) FM Belfast - Lotus - How To Make Friends
(N) Mochipet - Banana Split = Featuring E. Da Boss & Bicasso of Living Legend - Microphone Pet


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show as always, Alex.
Thanks for all the hard work.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Awesome! Glad to hear it! And thanks as always for listening.

3:57 PM  

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