VA - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red (Ltd RSD 2017)

VA - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red (Ltd RSD 2017)
VA - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red (Ltd RSD 2017)
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): School Daze (RVSN001)
Special Attributes: Ltd Record store day 2017 release
Release Date: 22/04/2017
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"An eclectic soundtrack for the early ‘80s covering post punk, mod revival, ‘60s revival, independent scene, rockabilly/cowpunk, garage, London soul/funk, reggae dub and commercial pop..." (

"Sharon Signs to Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985 is a landmark compilation that captures a wide range of female-led bands that popped up in the wake of punk rock. Definitely following the lead of trailblazers the Slits and the Raincoats, the bands here range from slick dance-pop to rhythmically complex funk, with plenty of jangling guitar pop in between. The selection of bands and songs doesn't follow any pattern or stick to any particular format. Ian Dury-style pub disco from Ingrid nestles up against a slick girl group pastiche from the G.T.'s, Mari Wilson's big-voiced Dusty Springfield-style pop sits comfortably next to the Candees' candy-flavored psych pop, and Vivien Goldman's shuddering dub ballad "Launderette" follows A Craze's sweet jazz-pop tune "Wearing Your Jumper." The set isn't out to nail down a specific sound or make a case that there even was a sound; instead, they wanted to document the anything-goes nature of the era when a group of girls could get together, knock out a couple songs, and have them released by a label, sometimes even Cherry Red..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 The Kamikaze Pilots - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red
A2 Dorothy - I Confess
A3 Marine Girls - Hate The Girl
A4 The Avocados - I Never Knew
A5 Scream And Dance - In Rhythm
A6 Strawberry Switchblade - Seaside (Go Away)
A7 Dolly Mixture - How Come You're Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane?
A8 The Petticoats - Normal

B1 Dawn Chorus And The Blue Tits - Teenage Kicks
B2 Family Fodder - Debbie Harry
B3 Vivien Goldman - Launderette
B4 Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - A Splash Of Red
B5 Rexy - (Don't) Turn Me Away
B6 Sarah Goes Shopping - Summer Blues
B7 Coming Up Roses - I Could Have Been Your Girlfriend
B8 Amy And The Angels - I Hate Being In Love

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