Scared To Get Happy?

BMX Bandits are to join a whole host of other bands who became famous during the C86 era at a London night to celebrate the release of a new Nuggets-inspired 5CD compilation.

The gig is being held at 229 Great Portland Street in West London on 22nd June. Bands confirmed for the night so far are The Primitives, BMX Bandits, The Popguns, 14 Iced Bears, The Pooh Sticks, The Wolfhounds plus more bands to be announced. You can order tickets here.

Scared To Get Happy? is a box set devoted to the 1980s Indie guitar pop revolution which swept across the British Isles. From the post-punk scene and Postcard Records through the explosion of bands celebrated by the NME on their famous C86 cassette through to perhaps the ultimate distillation of the scene, Sarah Records, Scared To Get Happy? celebrates a golden era.

Creation acts on the album include Revolving Paint Dream, Primal Scream, The Jasmine Minks, The Telescopes, The Bodines, The House of Love, The Loft, The Boo Radleys and Biff Bang Pow! The tracklisting is below:

Disc 1:
1. THE WILD SWANS Revolutionary Spirit
2. GIRLS AT OUR BEST Getting Nowhere Fast
3. THE PALE FOUNTAINS (There’s Always) Something On My Mind
4. JOSEF K The Missionary
5. THE MONOCHROME SET Jet Set Junta
6. THE BLUE ORCHIDS Dumb Magician
7. THE MARINE GIRLS Don’t Come Back
8. THE FIRE ENGINES Candy Skin
9. TV21 End Of A Dream
10. DOLLY MIXTURE Everything And More
11. SCARS All About You
12. THE NIGHTINGALES Paraffin Brain
13. FARMERS BOYS I Think I Need Help
14. JANE It’s A Fine Day
15. THE ROOM Things Have Learnt to Walk that Ought to Crawl
16. WEEKEND Summerdays
17. PREFAB SPROUT Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
18. THE LINES Nerve Pylon
19. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Feeling Dizzy
20. THE HIGSONS The Lost And The Lonely
21. FANTASTIC SOMETHING If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain)
22. STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE Trees And Flowers
23. BLACK Human Features
24. THE DAINTEES Roll On Summertime
25. TRIXIE’S BIG RED MOTORBIKE Norman And Narcissus
26. NICK NICELY 49 Cigars

Disc 2:
1. HURRAH The Sun Shines Here
2. THE PASTELS I Wonder Why
3. PULP Everybody’s Problem
4. GRAB GRAB THE HADDOCK I’m Used Now
5. AZTEC CAMERA Oblivious
6. FRIENDS AGAIN Honey At The Core (Moonboot Version)
7. THE BLUEBELLS Callander Green
8. LLOYD COLE & COMMOTIONS Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken (Indie Vsn)
9. THE CHERRY BOYS Kardomah Café
10. IN EMBRACE This Brilliant Evening
11. MICRODISNEY Dolly
12. THE WOODENTOPS Plenty
13. THE JAZZ BUTCHER Southern Mark Smith
14. THE JASMINE MINKS Where The Traffic Goes
15. THE HIT PARADE Forever
16. THE JUNE BRIDES Every Conversation (Single Version)
17. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM In The Afternoon
18. JAMES Hymn From A Village
19. THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN Just Like Honey (Demo Oct ‘84)
20. THE SHOP ASSISTANTS All Day Long
21. BIFF BANG POW! The Chocolate Elephant Man
22. THAT PETROL EMOTION Keen
23. THE LOFT Up The Hill And Down The Slope
24. YEAH YEAH NOH Temple Of Convenience
25. THE BODINES God Bless
26. THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS Something Happens

Disc 3:
1. PRIMAL SCREAM Velocity Girl
2. THE PRIMITIVES Thru The Flowers
3. THE WEDDING PRESENT Go Out And Get ‘Em Boy
4. THE BMX BANDITS Sad
5. WE’VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE’RE GONNA USE IT XX Sex (Demo)
6. MIGHTY MIGHTY Is There Anyone Out There?
7. THE SOUP DRAGONS Fair’s Fair
8. McCARTHY Red Sleeping Beauty
9. THE WOLFHOUNDS Cut The Cake
10. THE CHESTERFIELDS Completely And Utterly
11. THE SERVANTS Transparent
12. THE CLOSE LOBSTERS What Is There To Smile About (Demo)
13. POP WILL EAT ITSELF Sick Little Girl
14. THE RAZORCUTS Big Pink Cake
15. THE WEATHER PROPHETS Almost Prayed
16. JAMIE WEDNESDAY Vote For Love
17. TALULAH GOSH Beatnik Boy
18. THE DENTISTS She Dazzled Me With Basil
19. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN A Gentle Sound
20. THE GROOVE FARM Baby Blue Marine
21. JESSE GARON & THE DESPERADOES The Rain Fell Down
22. ROSEMARY’S CHILDREN (Whatever Happened To) Alice?
23. THE WONDER STUFF A Wonderful Day
24. THIS POISON! Engine Failure
25. THE BRILLIANT CORNERS Delilah Sands
26. 14 ICED BEARS Balloon Song
27. THE HEART THROBS Toy
28. THE ROSEHIPS Room In Your Heart
29. KING OF LUXEMBOURG A Picture Of Dorian Gray

Disc 4:
1. HOUSE OF LOVE Shine On
2. THE DARLING BUDS Shame On You (Native Single Version)
3. THE POOH STICKS Indiepop Ain’t Noise Pollution
4. THE BACHELOR PAD The Albums Of Jack
5. THE SHAMEN Something About You
6. GOL GAPPAS Albert Parker
7. HANGMAN’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS Love Is Blue
8. WHIRL Heaven Forbid
9. THE WAKE Gruesome Castle
10. THE BOY HAIRDRESSERS Tidalwave
11. THE FLATMATES Shimmer
12. APPLE BOUTIQUE Love Resistance
13. LAUGH Take Your Time Yeah!
14. GROOVY LITTLE NUMBERS You Make My Head Explode
15. THE WALTONES She Looks Right Through Me
16. YEAH JAZZ Sharon
17. THE CLOUDS Tranquil
18. THE RAW HERBS She’s A Nurse But She’s Alright
19. THE SIDDELEYS My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon
20. RODNEY ALLEN Circle Line
21. THE CORN DOLLIES Be Small Again
22. THE HEPBURNS The World Is
23. BUBBLEGUM SPLASH One Of Those Things
24. THE McTELLS Jesse Man Rae
25. THE CHARLOTTES Are You Happy Now?
26. ANOTHER SUNNY DAY I’m In Love With A Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist
27. THE LA’s Son Of A Gun (1987 Demo)

Disc 5:
1. THE STONE ROSES The Hardest Thing In The World
2. INSPIRAL CARPETS Keep The Circle Around
3. THE SEA URCHINS Solace
4. CUD Only (A Prawn In Whitby)
5. THE POPGUNS Landslide
6. EAST VILLAGE Strawberry Window
7. THE FANATICS Suburban Love Songs
8. THE MILLTOWN BROTHERS Roses
9. BAD DREAM FANCY DRESS Choirboys Gas (Hack The Cassock)
10. THE ORCHIDS I’ve Got A Habit
11. BRADFORD Skin Storm
12. THE CLAIM Picking Up The Bitter Little Pieces
13. THE POPPYHEADS Pictures You Weave
14. THE SUN AND THE MOON Adam’s Song (Pour Fenella)
15. THE DESERT WOLVES Speak To Me Rochelle
16. THE GOLDEN DAWN My Secret World
17. BLOW UP Forever Holiday
18. KOROVA MILK BAR Do It Again
19. AVO-8 Big Car
20. THE RAIN Dry The Rain
21. THE BOO RADLEYS Catweazle
22. THE SEERS Sun Is In The Sky
23. THE TELESCOPES Perfect Needle
24. THE VASELINES Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam


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