A HUGE 93 track five disc clam shell box rounding up pretty much all of Bad Manners’ releases between 1980-85 is being released at the end of this month! August 31st
Disc 1 is debut LP “Ska N B” which spent three months in the UK charts in 1980, peaking at No.34. Includes the hit singles ‘Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu’ (No.28), ‘Lip Up Fatty’ (No.15) and ‘Special Brew’ (No.3).
The second disc is the “Loonee Tunes” album which hit No.36 in the National Chart in 1980. This one contains the hit singles ‘Lorraine’ (No.21) and ‘Just A Feeling’ (No.13).
1981’s “Gosh It’s” album is what you’ll find on Disc 3. It reached No.18 in the UK charts helped by the inclusion of the hit singles ‘Can Can’ (No.3) and ‘Walking In The Sunshine’ (No.10). We’ve also added as a bonus the No.34 charting ‘Buona Sera’ single plus two tracks from the “Party Party” sound-track that are appearing on CD in the UK for the first time.
The fourth disc is 1982’s “Forging Ahead” LP, a No.78 chart entry that includes the hit singles ‘Got No Brains’ (No.44), ‘My Girl Lollipop’ (No.9), ‘Samson And Delilah’ (No. 58) and ‘That’ll Do Nicely’ (No.49).
Disc 5 is the ultra-rare “Mental Notes” album from 1985, originally only released in North America / The Netherlands / Australia & Greece. Amongst the ten bonus tracks are five that have never appeared on CD before, culled from rare American only 12” singles.
Each disc comes in a card wallet that features its original LP artwork.
The 20 page booklet contains detailed liner notes, pictures of all the relevant record sleeves,
memorabilia and press clippings from the time.