The Jazz Butcher's Free Lunch - Jazz Butcher Conspiracy

The Jazz Butcher's Free Lunch
The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy....a name to conjure with.....all over Europe and the USA, people asked "Why?"....but in the end, they surrendered US radio gave in without a fight....and Johnny European Punter made the nine kow-tows....and put their money on the counter....... Some call them the Last Gentlemen Adventurers Of Rock'n'Roll (along with me and Pete Astor)....some call them a bunch of travelling freelance restaurant critics.....others "The Greatest Rock Band In The World"....or something....The world conquering colossi of Indie (yuck!).....The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy! A poignant selection of all the hits and then some from their fabled Creation Records period......with some rarities for those so inclined.....makes for a wonderful listening experience at YOUR leisure event.....Girls....Say Yes!! This is a completely new collection of the best of the Creation Records period, selected by our own Joe Foster and Mr. P. Fish himself after some argy-bargy.....including many rarities among the hits! Plus it has been exquisitely remastered in the usual Rev-Ola style.... With a lavishly illustrated booklet with lengthy commentary, yea, a novelette by Mr. Patrick Fish Esq......the full sordid story is here!.....emigrate know who you are..... A must for lovers of the JBC obviously....but for all fans of cool music everywhere too......and for those who loved Creation Records in all it's ragged glory.....look out for other releases from this semi-lost world of The Label Of Love.....the never-ending story indeed....we're still at it..…
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Released 18/05/09. Girls At Our Best were one of the finest, most life-affirming of a new breed of independent bands who cropped up at the turn of the 80s – long-standing fan John Peel once referred to them as one of the few groups that made the period bearable. Formed in Leeds from the ashes of legendary original punk band SOS, the group were fronted by distinctive female vocalist Jude ‘Jo’ Evans, forming a songwriting team with guitarist James Alan and bass player Gerard Swift after they met at art college. All four of their singles for their own Record Records, Rough Trade and Happy Birthday Records are included here as bonus tracks – including the wonderful ‘Getting Nowhere Fast’ (later covered by The Wedding Present), its coruscating b-side ‘Warm Girls’, ‘Politics!’, ‘Go For Gold’ and ‘Fast Boyfriends’. Also included is a previously unreleased session for BBC DJ Richard Skinner. As a final bonus, there’s also a completely unheard, virgin demo from the band’s very final recording session. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered from source tapes where possible. Our Price: £9.95

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Hysterics' is our third Nightingales catalogue release in recent years, originally came out on the Red Flame label in 1983 and spent several weeks in the Top 20 Indie chart

Robert Lloyd formed the original band in 1979 in Birmingham after the demise of his original outfit The Prefects. They were immediately championed by John Peel and went on to record the highly acclaimed debut album 'Pigs On Purpose' which we released on CD last year.

There has been a renaissance of interest in the band over the past couple of years. They have reformed, performed several highly acclaimed gigs both here in the UK and in the
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Rollercoaster - The Best Of The Mighty Lemon Drops 1986 - 1989
The Mighty Lemon Drops were one of the leading lights of the Independent Pop scene in the UK in the mid 80's. This 19 track 'Best Of' collection is the ultimate collection of the band that hail from Wolverhampton. The band enjoyed critical and media success and are still favourites on the US college scene where the band achieved genuine sales success. They were featured on the now legendary NME sponsored compilation "C-86". The CD features all the bands best known tracks from their first single "Like An Angel" and subsequent 7" classics "Into The Heart Of Love", "Other Side Of You", "My Biggest Thrill", "Beautiful Shame", "Out Of Hand", "Inside Out" and "Fall Down". Other band favourites on the CD include "Happy Head", 13th Floor Elevators' classic "Splash #1" and the title track "Rollercoaster". This is the best collection available of the band! The CD booklet features a complete discography incorporating all the original front cover sleeves and a written introduction by the band of each of the songs on the album and from where the tracks were sourced.


"This 19 track compilation brings together some of their finest moments, including debut single ‘Like An Angel’ and blissed out, melody soaked tunes such as ‘Into The Heart of Love’, ‘Rollercoaster’, ‘My Biggest Thrill’, ‘Inside Out’ and the 13th Floor Elevators classic ‘Splash #1’. Songs from their first four albums, as well as EP tracks, singles and b-sides, this was the sound of the Mighty Lemon Drops at their peak.

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Blue Skies & Freerides - Best Of The Creation Years
Forged in 1986 from the ashes of Creation Records trailblazers The Loft, The Weather Prophets straddled the divide between post-Postcard guitar jangle and a more robust strain rock and roll classicism. With this album, Blue Skies & Freerides… The Best Of 1986-89 (CDMRED 251), we present a long overdue 20 track compilation of the Weather Prophet’s years on Creation Records. With a tracklisting chosen by lead singer Pete Astor and including the Top Ten indie chart hits ”I Almost Prayed”, "Naked As The Day You Were Born”, "Hollow Heart” and "Always The Light”, "Blue Skies…” presents an excellent opportunity for some long overdue historical revisionism.
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Magpie Eyes: 1982-85
Yes, the “seminally seminal” guitar slingers from the dawn of Creation Records whose measly two singles have since become something of the holy grail for those who like their ’80s pop equal parts bubbling melancholia, Byrdsian jangle and anthemic flag-waving. ‘Magpie Eyes 1982-1985’ gathers together practically everything they released, and didn’t release for that matter, in their short but perfectly-formed lifetime. As well as the aforementioned “Why Does The Rain” and “Up The Hill And Down The Slope” (huge indie hits when such things actually mattered), here are studio out-takes, BBC sessions and live tracks as well as contributions from James Dean Bradfield, Alan McGee, Janice Long, Steve Lamacq, Dave Gedge, me, the whole celebrity fan club in fact! The Loft have reformed after 20 years of acrimony to play some shows too. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Our Price: £9.95

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