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2013/06/24

If you're a fan of British indie, you'll want to sink your teeth into a new box set, Scared To Get Happy - A Story of Indie Pop 1980 - 1989. The 5 CD, 134 song box set boasts an impressive, impressive, impressive (did I mention impressive?) tracklist.  The collection compiles songs from well known artists like the Jesus & Mary Chain, the Stone Roses, the Boo Radleys, Primal Scream, Pulp, House Of Love, Primitives, Aztec Camera, James, and the La's; brilliant lesser known bands who SHOULD have been bigger, like the Wedding Present, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Close Lobsters, Milltown Brothers, and That Petrol Emotion; plus gems from obscure bands virtually unknown in North America like 14 Iced Bears, Bubblegum Splash, the Corn Dollies, and tons more. Scared To Get Happy - A Story of Indie Pop 1980 - 1989 is a big ball of British indie awesomeness.  The box set is out today in the U.K. through Cherry Red Records and will be available on import in North America on July 2nd.  For more info on Scared To Get Happy, visit the official Facebook page.

Delve into the collection via a 61 track playlist which is available to stream via Cherry Red below:

Scared To Get Happy - A Story Of Indie Pop 1980 - 1989 playlist



A few of the bands featured on Scared To Get Happy played the offical launch party Saturday night at Club 229 in London. Watch some video from the concert below:









Full tracklisting for Scared To Get Happy - A Story Of Indie Pop 1980 - 1989

CD 1

01. The Wild Swans - The Revolutionary Spirit
02. Girls At Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast
03. Art Objects - Showing Off to Impress the Girls
04. The Pale Fountains - (There's Always) Something On My Mind
05. Josef K - The Missionary
06. The Monochrome Set - The Jet Set Junta
07. Blue Orchids - Dumb Magician
08. Marine Girls - Don't Come Back
09. Fire Engines - Candyskin
10. TV21 - Ambition
11. Dolly Mixture - Everything and More
12. The Nightingales - Paraffin Brain
13. Scars - All About You
14. Jane - It's a Fine Day
15. The Farmer's Boys - I Think I Need Help
16. Room - Things Have Learnt to Walk That Ought to Crawl
17. The Weekend - Summerdays
18. Prefab Sprout - Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
19. The Lines - Nerve Pylon
20. Everything But The Girl - Feeling Dizzy
21. The Higsons - The Lost and the Lonely
22. Black - Human Features
23. The Daintees - Roll On Summertime
24. The Bluebells - Happy Birthday
25. Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - Norman and Narcissus
26. Television Personalities - A Picture of Dorian Gray

CD 2

01. Hurrah! - The Sun Shines Here
02. Fantastic Something - If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain)
03. Pulp - Everybody's Problem
04. Strawberry Switchblade - Dark 7
05. The Suede Crocodiles - Stop the Rain
06. Grab Grab The Haddock - I'm Used Now
07. Del Amitri - Sense Sickness
08. Friends Again - Honey at the Core
09. Aztec Camera - Oblivious
10. Lloyd Cole and The Commotions - Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?
11. The Cherry Boys - Kardomah Cafe
12. In Embrace - This Brilliant Evening
13. Microdisney - Dolly
14. The Woodentops - Plenty
15. Jazz Butcher - Southern Mark Smith
16. Jasmine Minks - Where the Traffic Goes
17. The Hit Parade - Forever
18. The June Brides - Every Conversation
19. Revolving Paint Dream - In the Afternoon
20. James - Hymn from a Village
21. Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
22. Biff Bang Pow - The Chocolate Elephant Man
23. Yeah Yeah Noh - Temple of Convenience
24. The Bodines - God Bless
25. Big Flame - Debra
26. The Loft - Up the Hill and Down the Slope

CD 3

01. Primal Scream - Velocity Girl
02. The Wedding Present - Go Out and Get 'Em Boy!
03. The Primitives - Thru the Flowers
04. BMX Bandits - Sad?
05. Shop Assistants - All Day Long
06. The Mighty Lemon Drops - Something Happens
07. We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Going To Use It - X X Sex
08. Mighty Mighty - Is There Anyone Out There?
09. The Soup Dragons - Quite Content
10. McCarthy - Red Sleeping Beauty
11. Age Of Chance - Motor City
12. The Chesterfields - Completely & Utterly
13. Wolfhounds - Cut the Cake
14. The Servants - Loggerheads
15. Close Lobsters - Don't Worry
16. Pop Will Eat Itself - Sick Little Girl
17. Razorcuts - Big Pink Cake
18. That Petrol Emotion - It's a Good Thing
19. The Weather Prophets - Almost Prayed
20. Jamie Wednesday - Vote for Love
21. Talulah Gosh - Beatnik Boy
22. The Dentists - She Dazzled Me With Basil
23. Railway Children - A Gentle Sound
24. The Groove Farm - Baby Blue Marine
25. Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes - The Rain Fell Down
26. Rosemary's Children - (Whatever Happened To) Alice?
27. 14 Iced Bears - Balloon Song
28. The Wonder Stuff - A Wonderful Day

CD 4

01. House Of Love - Shine On
02. The Shamen - Something About You
03. The Bachelor Pad - Albums of Jack
04. Gol Gappas - Albert Parker
05. Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Love Is Blue
06. Whirl - Heaven Forbid
07. The Brilliant Corners - Delilah Sands
08. The Flatmates - Shimmer
09. The Wake - Gruesome Castle
10. This Poison! - Engine Failure
11. The Darling Buds - If I Said
12. The Boy Hairdressers - idalwave
13. The Waltones - She Looks Right Through Me
14. The Rosehips - Room in Your Heart
15. Apple Boutique - Love Resistance
16. Laugh - Take Your Time Yeah!
17. Raw Herbs - She's a Nurse But She's Alright
18. The Heart Throbs - Toy
19. Clouds - Tranquil
20. The Groovy Little Numbers - You Make My Head Explode
21. Siddeleys - My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon
22. Rumblefish - Tug-boat Line
23. The Hepburns - World Is
24. Bubblegum Splash - One of Those Things
25. The Corn Dollies - Be Small Again
26. The King Of Luxembourg - Lee Remick
27. The La's - Sun of a Gun

CD 5

01. The Stone Roses - The Hardest Thing in the World
02. Inspiral Carpets - Keep the Circle Around
03. The Pooh Sticks - Indiepop Ain't Noise Pollution
04. Sea Urchins - Solace
05. Cud - Only (A Prawn in Whitby)
06. Popguns - Landslide
07. One Thousand Violins - All Aboard the Love-mobile
08. Another Sunny Day - I'm in Love With a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist
09. East Village - Strawberry Window
10. Bad Dream Fancy Dress - Choirboys Gas (Hack the Cassock)
11. Rodney Allen - Circle Line
12. The Orchids - I've Got a Habit
13. Bradford - Skin Storm
14. The Charlottes - Are You Happy Now?
15. The Claim - Picking Up the Bitter Little Pieces
16. The Poppyheads - Dreamabout
17. The Sun and the Moon - Adam's Song (Pour Fenella)
18. The McTells - Jesse Man Rae
19. Would Be Goods - Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook
20. The Desert Wolves - Speak to Me Rochelle
21. The Rain - Dry the Rain
22. Blow Up - Forever Holiday
23. The Fanatics - Suburban Love Songs
24. Milltown Brothers - Roses
25. The Seers - The Sun Is in the Sky
26. The Telescopes - The Perfect Needle
27. The Boo Radleys - Catweazle