Various Artists - Steve Lamacq
Lost Alternatives (rsd19)
Acclaimed BBC6 Music radio DJ and former NME journalist, Steve Lamacq celebrates 25 years of broadcasting at the BBC with this unique double LP Record Store Day release 27 curated tracks from the 1990s by the UK’s leading Indie tastemaker.
Housed in a gatefold sleeve with two inner printed bags Forward and trackby- track written by Steve. This compilation includes music not found on any streaming service Artists include popular Indie names such as; The Charlatans, Mogwai, Slowdive, Elastica, Ash and Mansun alongside cult favorites who never quite made it. Steve describes this as a “compilation which tries to dig a little deeper; which attempts to give another side of the nineties, which wasn’t Cool Britannia, Laddism, and Blur Vs Oasis. What’s here represents, at least one version, of the evolution of guitar music through the nineties” LP 1: Ride -Chelsea Girl / The Charlatans -Indian Rope / Northside-Shall We Take A Trip? / Senseless Things -Is It Too Late? / Silverfish -Big Bad Baby Pig Squeal / Slowdive-Catch The Breeze / Voodoo Queens -Supermodel Superficial / Cornershop-Waterlogged / S*M*A*S*H -Real Surreal / These Animal Men -SpeeedKing / Blessed Ethel -Rat / Elastica-Stutter / China Drum -Wuthering Heights LP 2: Ash -Uncle Pat / 60ft Dolls -Happy Shopper / Tiger -Race / Perfume -Lover / Rialto -Monday Morning / Mansun-Take It Easy Chicken / Scarfo-Alkaline / BIS -School Disco / Arab Strap -The First Big Weekend / Mogwai-New Paths To Helicon Part 1 / Clinic -I.P.C. Subeditors Dictate Our Youth / Cable -Freeze The Atlantic / 3 Colours Red -This Is My Hollywood / The Hitchers -Strachan