Happy #NewMusicFriday! Here is your new music roundup from Cherry Red, featuring ‘Staring At The Rudeboys’, a 3CD compilation documenting the ‘British Ska Revival 1979-1989’:
Staring At The Rudeboys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989, 3CD
• This 3 CD, 69 track compilation provides the most comprehensive release to date to cover the UK Ska Revival 1979-1989.
• From the ‘Big 5’ of The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Selecter and Bad Manners, through to ‘one off’ highly collectable rarities from the likes of The RB’s, The Thrillers and The Gangsters and loads in between.
• Hit singles from the likes of The Lambrettas (‘Poison Ivy’) and The Piranhas (‘Tom Hark’), ‘comeback’ recordings from original Ska pioneers Laurel Aitken, Rico and Desmond Dekker, ‘novelty’ 45’s from the likes of The Burtons, The Charlie Parkas and Max Headroom and ‘New Ska’ sounds from late 80’s outfits such as The Deltones , The Hotknives and Maroon Town – this release has it all.
• Many of the bands and tracks featured acted as a ‘launch-pad’ for later more successful acts – Tears For Fears evolved from Graduate, The Mission’s Wayne Hussey debuted in the Ded Byrds, Fine Young Cannibals’ Roland Gift can be found fronting The Akrylykz and the Reluctant Stereotypes laid the foundations for King.
• A near 10,000 word sleeve note provides info on each track in the fully illustrated 44 page booklet.
• If you only ever buy one Ska Revival compilation, then it has to be Staring At The Rude Boys.
Pure Exotica: As Dug by Lux & Ivy
• Focussing on the recent resurgence of interest in exotica, space age bachelor pad music and the weird side of easy listening.
• Both variations of the exotica genre as dug by much loved record collectors The Cramps’ Lux And Ivy.
• Featuring the celebrated masters of the art; Martin Denny, Lex Baxter and Arthur Lyman plus rarities from the jazz world and journeymen exploitation experts including film composer Henry Mancini and sonic explorers Stan Kenton and Phil Moore.
• One disc of sound effect-infiltrated easy listening plus a fine selection of darker, more intense sounds veering towards the weird and wonderful world of Nexotica.
• Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.
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