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Released: 9th Jun 2014


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Back 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 & 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 & eventually being reissued on LP and cassette by Rough Trade the following year. C86 prompted a week of shows at the ICA & would come to embody a whole musical style & era. This deluxe expanded edition of the original C86 cassette adds some 50 bonus tracks.



Disc 1
1.    Velocity Girl
Primal Scream
2.    Happy Head
Mighty Lemon Drops
3.    Pleasantly Surprised
Soup Dragons
4.    Feeling So Strange Again
5.    Therese
6.    Law
Mighty Mighty
7.    Buffalo
8.    Run to the Temple
9.    Sharpened Sticks
10.    Breaking Lines
11.    From Now On, This Will Be Your God
Age of Chance
12.    It's Up to You
Shop Assistants
13.    Fire Station Towers
Close Lobsters
14.    Sport Most Royal
15.    I Hate Nerys Hughes (From the Heart)
Half Man Half Biscuit
16.    Transparent
17.    Big Jim (There's No Pubs in Heaven)
18.    New Way (Quick Wash and Brush Up with Liberation Theology)
Big Flame
19.    Console Me
We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
20.    Celestial City
21.    Bullfighter's Bones
22.    This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!)
Wedding Present
Disc 2
1.    Just the Same
June Brides
2.    Another Side to Mrs. Quill
Yeah Yeah Noh
3.    Lazy
4.    Splashing Along
Garon, Jesse & the Desperadoes
5.    Rosemary Smith
Band of Holy Joy
6.    Virginia M.C.
7.    E102
BMX Bandits
8.    Like One Thousand Violins
One Thousand Violins
9.    Peppermint Dreams
10.    Everything's Brilliant
11.    Worm in My Brain
Weather Prophets
12.    Meet Me on Tuesdays
Brilliant Corners
13.    I Told You So
Talulah Gosh
14.    Hedonist Hat
15.    Inside
14 Iced Bears
16.    Go Ahead, Cry
St. Christopher
17.    Captain Fantastic Demo
Groove Farm
18.    The Peacock Nose
19.    Inside Me
Jesus and Mary Chain
20.    You Didn't Love Me Then
Hit Parade
21.    Mine
That Petrol Emotion
22.    One Breath
23.    Skink Flexi Version
24.    Tune In, Turn On, Trip Out
25.    Darkness and Colour
Railway Children
Disc 3
1.    Sweet Revenge
2.    World's No Place
Jasmine Minks
3.    Why
4.    Sad Kaleidoscope
5.    I Remember
6.    Part Time Moral England
7.    Strike Up Matches
8.    Everything's Going Right
9.    Here It Comes
Meat Whiplash
10.    Spider Psychiatry
King of the Slums
11.    Freaky Dancin'
Happy Mondays
12.    Love's Going Out of Fashion
Biff Bang Pow!
13.    Outback Jazz
Blue Aeroplanes
14.    Heartache
Lawrence & the Comfortable Society
15.    Take Your Time, Yeah Flexi Version
16.    Billy Liar
17.    Mesmerized
Pop Will Eat Itself
18.    Hang Fire
Benny Profane
19.    Real Life
20.    Good to Be the King
21.    Gullible's Travels
22.    Scoop
23.    Perfect Cockney Hard-On
24.    Hep Clothes
25.    I Don't Need You