Loonee Tunes! - Bad Manners

Loonee Tunes!
Making it’s debut on CD, this was Bad Manners second studio album, originally released in 1980 The album reached No.36 in the UK National Top 40 during a three month chart runThe hit singles Lorraine (No.21) and Just A Feeling (No.13) are featured Now comes with two rare bonus tracks, both making their debut on CD Booklet features the original LP artwork, lyrics, detailed liner notes and pictures of all related singles sleeves.
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Weight: 200
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Echo 4-2 / Just A Feeling / El Pussycat / Doris / Spy I / Tequila / Lorraine / Echo Gone Wrong / Suicide / The Under Sea Adventures Of Ivor The Engine / Back In `60 / Just Pretendin / Bonus Tracks - Lorraine (Extended 12 Version) / Here Comes The Major (New Version)
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Pop Can! The Definitive Collection 1986 to 1988. 2CD
Mighty Mighty were a popular Indie guitar pop combo hailing from Birmingham, who made their name as part of the so-called C86 scene championed by the NME on their famous cassette.
Between 1986 and 1988, the band issued six singles/EP’s and an album, all of which made the Indie Chart courtesy of their evocative mix of naggingly hummable tunes, poignant lyrics and a musical style which suggested a love of both The Smiths and Postcard-era Orange Juice.
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Release Date: 18/02/2013

Track Listing
DISC ONE
1. EVERYBODY KNOWS THE MONKEY
2. THROWAWAY
3. BUILT LIKE A CAR
4. SETTLE DOWN
5. ONE WAY
6. FREEDOM OF THE CITY
7. LAW
8. MAN OR BOY
9. LIONHEART
10. LOOSE END
11. PRECIOUS MOMENTS
12. WHEN YOU TRUSTED ME
13. LITTLE WONDER
14. THE BEST PART
15. POSITIVELY SESAME STREET
16. LOVE SO STRONG
17. I DON'T NEED YOU ANYMORE
18. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
DISC TWO
1. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?
2. MAISONETTE
3. BIDDY BAXTER
4. GEMINI SMILES
5. TWILIGHT
6. BLUE AND GREEN
7. KISS FOR THE CROWD
8. LET'S CALL IT LOVE
9. YOU'RE ON MY MIND
10. SULK
11. HOLLOW RING
12. CEILING TO THE FLOOR
13. I’LL GET YOU BACK
14. TOUCH OF THE SUN
15. I NEVER IMAGINED
16. EMILE
17. UNSTEADY
18. YOURS TRULY


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Love Your Enemies
Microdisney began recordingin their native town of Cork,Ireland. Their first few singles, including 1983's "Pink Skinned Man", wereproducedby Dave Feeley, and released onindielabelKabuki records After relocating to London, they signed to Rough Trade, and utilised John Porter(producer ofThe Smiths) to produce their debut album, Everybody is Fantastic. At this time, the band became acquainted withJohn Peel, who championed their music, and gave them the first of several celebrated Peel Sessions Originally released in 1984 with the titleWe Hate You South African Bastards,Love Your Enemies is a fascinating collection of Microdisney's early work. At this stage, the balance between the impeccable west coast pop pastiches of Sean O'Hagan and the lyrical ferocity of Cathal Coughlan was erratic but workable enough to signify that Microdisney were going to be something special, Love Your Enemieshas all the hallmarks of pop juvenilia: tinny production, occasional over-elaboration and, in Coughlan's case, a rich Cork accent still unsullied by the duo's relocation. Even now, however, Coughlan--who deserves to be measured among the very finest pop lyricists--was displaying a rare facility for language and an unerring instinct for absurdity. "Helicopter of the Holy Ghost" and "Michael Murphy" both deploy their words with a gleeful violence, and there can be little doubt whose idea it was to title O'Hagan's polite instrumentals "Patrick Moore Says You Can't Sleep Here" and "Pretoria Quickstep".Love Your Enemiesalso contains Microdisney's first truly realised moment: "Loftholdingswood", something like a Steely Dan radio hit with words by Jonathan Swift. Coughlan's taunt of "Aren't you glad you were born in England?" remains a benchmark for sarcasm in music This re-issue - made in conjunction with the band - contains rare single B-sides and the complete Peel session recorded at the time. With notes in collaboration with the band by Terry Staunton and a book packed with memorabilia this release serves as a great re-introduction to this finest of Irish bands.

Release Date: 24/06/2013
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The Clock Comes Down The Stairs
Microdisney began recording in their native town of Cork, Ireland. Their first few singles, including 1983's "Pink Skinned Man", were producedby Dave Feeley, and released on indie label Kabuki records After relocating toLondon, they signed toRough Trade, and utilised John Porter(producer ofThe Smiths) to produce their debut album,Everybody is Fantastic. At this time, the band became acquainted withJohn Peel, who championed their music, and gave them the first of several celebrated Peel Sessions Originally released in 1985,The Clock Comes down the Stairs was the first of three albums--the other two are the ensuing releases Crooked Mileand39 Minutes--on which this superb band finally got it right. It was never an easy equation for Microdisney to balance--the musical prettiness of Sean O'Hagan and the lyrical savagery of Cathal Coughlan--but it all adds up here rather wondrously.The Clock Comes down the Stairs seems to be Coughlan meticulously chronicling his own decline. As is invariably the case with Coughlan, however, the decline of everyone and everything else also gets a mention. In the mid-1980s, bands were either in the charts, which meant they sounded like Wham!, or they were alternative, in which case they sounded like The Jesus & Mary Chain. Nobody really knew what to do with a collection of recalcitrant Irishmen whose music evoked Jimmy Webb, Steely Dan and The Walker Brothers, and whose words were consumed with paranoia and disgust. On "Goodbye It's 1987"--a startlingly unconcerned-sounding prediction of Armageddon--Cathal introduces one of O'Hagan's impeccable guitar solos with the muttered exhortation "Let's tax the wages of sin". In the summer of Live Aid, it was never likely to be a big radio favourite. This re-issue – made in conjunction with the band - contains rare single B-sides and the complete Peel session recorded at the time. With notes in collaboration with the band by Terry Staunton and a book packed with memorabilia this release serves as a great re-introduction to this finest of Irish bands

Release Date: 24/06/2013
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