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• 4CD / 90 track set exploring the work of female artists in the decade following the punk explosion.

• From household names and legends – Alison Moyet, Toyah, Kirsty MacColl, Nico, Tracey Thorn, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, Pauline Murray, Sinead O’Connor, Tracey Ullman, Cosey Fanni Tutti – to underground figureheads and unsung pioneers.

• Spanning the genres – from the punk howl of X-Ray Spex and the NWOBHM stylings of Girlschool to Cosey Fanni Tutti’s post-TG electronica, the experimental dub of Vivien Goldman and the the High Street pop of Bananarama.

Hardback book format includes over 14,500 words of sleeve-notes (including artist-written pieces) and introductory essay by Lucy O’Brien.

Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed “Scared To Get Happy”, the “C86” series, “Electrical Language” and a number of other essential box sets.

In the wake of punk rock and its boundary breaking, rule bending remoulding of the musical landscape, female artists in particular found themselves able to work, at last, in a more meritocratic environment. Quickly, an industry long dominated by male artists, producers, managers and Svengalis became more accessible than ever before, and countless inspired and inspirational artists poured onto stages and into recording studios throughout the UK. ‘Make More Noise’ charts a path through the cultural shift that followed.

Featuring ninety of the most remarkable female artists, all-girl bands and female-fronted groups to have recorded in the UK during the decade spanning 1977-1987, irrespective of genre and commercial success, “Make More Noise” proudly explores the breakthrough of countless pioneering women of the era. Of course, hugely successful female pop stars were nothing new in 1977, but this isn’t their story. This is the story of the everyday artist. The jobbing, gigging, working musician. The independent spirt.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

1. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! – X-Ray Spex
2. TURN MY MOTOR ON – Kirsty MacColl
3. LUCKY NUMBER – Lene Lovich
4. HIDDEN FROM HISTORY – Bright Girls
5. DREAM SEQUENCE I –
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
6. BORED HOUSEWIVES – Androids Of Mu
7. WHITE MICE – Mo-Dettes
8. EE-I-ADIO – Hazel O’Connor
9. VIOLENCE GROWS – Fatal Microbes
10. OLD TART’S SONG – Poison Girls
11. PLASTIC FLOWERS – Devil’s Dykes
12. DIET – Au Pairs
13. DON’T DICTATE – Penetration
14. FOOD – The Chefs
15. KID – Pretenders
16. TYPICAL GIRLS – The Slits
17. LOVE AND ROMANCE – Spoilsports
18. BODY AND SOUL – The Passions
19. TAKE IT ALL AWAY – Girlschool
20. YOU DO – April And The Fools
21. MOTORWAY – Emma Sharpe

DISC TWO

1. BIRD IN FLIGHT – Toyah
2. PUMPING IRON – The Flatbackers
3. BRUTE FURY – Lora Logic
4. I HATE BEING IN LOVE – Amy And The Angels
5. RUDER THAN YOU – The Bodysnatchers
6. SAETA – Nico
7. GUILTY DUB – Honey Bane
8. PRIVATE ARMIES – Vivien Goldman
9. SMALL TOWN GIRL – Tracey Thorn
10. SELF DEFENCE – Ova
11. BEEN TEEN – Dolly Mixture
12. STUCK – And The Native Hipsters
13. FAST BOYFRIENDS – Girls At Our Best
14. AIE A MWANA – Bananarama
15. YOU’RE MY KIND OF CLIMATE – Rip, Rig & Panic
16. BLACK AND BLUE – The Selecter
17. YOUR YOUR LAY LAY – Pragvec
18. EVERYBODY THINKS EVERYBODY ELSE IS DEAD BAD – The Skodas
19. MONEY – The Mockingbirds
20. NORMAL – The Petticoats
21. IN THE RUINS OF YOUR BODY – Real Insects
22. REBEL – Teezers
23. NEGATIVE CONVERSATION – The Objeks

DISC THREE

1. IT’S A FINE DAY – Jane
2. SUCH IS LIFE (FT JOHN LACEY) –
Cosey Fanni Tutti
3. WINTER KILLS – Yazoo
4. I WISH – Pink Industry
5. NO ONE’S LITTLE GIRL – The Raincoats
6. THE BOILER – Rhoda with The Special AKA
7. JIMMY’S GRIN – Margox
8. SPEAK NO EVIL – Cocteau Twins
9. NOTHING YOU SAY –
Grab Grab The Haddock
10. THEY DON’T KNOW – Tracey Ullman
11. WE ARE NINJA – Frank Chickens
12. IT’S ONLY MONEY – Chantage
13. DRUM BEAT FOR BABY – Weekend
14. SHE IS SO – A Craze
15. A PLACE IN THE SUN – Marine Girls
16. DEAR MARJE – The Gymslips
17. CRUSH – The Twinsets
18. GOVERNMENT POLICY – The Expelled
19. DYING MAN – The A-Heads
20. LIVING IN A COFFIN – Lost Cherrees
21. BLACK SHEEP – Vice Squad
22. YOUNG TOO YOUNG GIRL –
Rhythm And Faith
23. PALE YELLOW – Two

DISC FOUR

1. X X SEX –
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox… And We’re Gonna Use It
2. SON OF A GUN – The Vaselines
3. GO AWAY – Strawberry Switchblade
4. DON’T GO AWAY – Talulah Gosh
5. BURNING OIL – Skeletal Family
6. BALLAD OF MISS DEMEANOUR – The Flowers
7. YOU DON’T KNOW – Rote Kapelle
8. BELLE VUE – Miaow
9. CRASH (DEMO) – The Primitives
10. SIGN ON THE LINE – The Fizzbombs
11. ALL DAY LONG (SLOW VERSION) –
Shop Assistants
12. COMIN’ HOME BABY – The Delmonas
13. IF I DIE – Biff Bang Pow!
14. PROTECTION – Joolz
15. JUST A CITY – Voice Of The Beehive
16. SPIN (FLEXI VERSION) – Darling Buds
17. MANDINKA – Sinéad O’Connor
18. TOY – The Heart Throbs
19. THERE’S A GOOD TIME-A-COMIN’ –
Wilderness Children
20. IT MAKES ME REALISE – Go! Service
21. FEELS LIKE IT’S LOVE – Makin’ Time
22. WOOD SONG – The Fabulous Dirt Sisters
23. LIBERA ME – Cagliostra

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DISC ONE

1. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! – X-Ray Spex
2. TURN MY MOTOR ON – Kirsty MacColl
3. LUCKY NUMBER – Lene Lovich
4. HIDDEN FROM HISTORY – Bright Girls
5. DREAM SEQUENCE I –
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
6. BORED HOUSEWIVES – Androids Of Mu
7. WHITE MICE - Mo-Dettes
8. EE-I-ADIO - Hazel O’Connor
9. VIOLENCE GROWS – Fatal Microbes
10. OLD TART'S SONG – Poison Girls
11. PLASTIC FLOWERS - Devil’s Dykes
12. DIET – Au Pairs
13. DON'T DICTATE – Penetration
14. FOOD – The Chefs
15. KID – Pretenders
16. TYPICAL GIRLS – The Slits
17. LOVE AND ROMANCE – Spoilsports
18. BODY AND SOUL – The Passions
19. TAKE IT ALL AWAY – Girlschool
20. YOU DO - April And The Fools
21. MOTORWAY – Emma Sharpe

DISC TWO

1. BIRD IN FLIGHT – Toyah
2. PUMPING IRON – The Flatbackers
3. BRUTE FURY – Lora Logic
4. I HATE BEING IN LOVE – Amy And The Angels
5. RUDER THAN YOU - The Bodysnatchers
6. SAETA – Nico
7. GUILTY DUB – Honey Bane
8. PRIVATE ARMIES - Vivien Goldman
9. SMALL TOWN GIRL – Tracey Thorn
10. SELF DEFENCE – Ova
11. BEEN TEEN – Dolly Mixture
12. STUCK - And The Native Hipsters
13. FAST BOYFRIENDS - Girls At Our Best
14. AIE A MWANA – Bananarama
15. YOU'RE MY KIND OF CLIMATE – Rip, Rig & Panic
16. BLACK AND BLUE – The Selecter
17. YOUR YOUR LAY LAY – Pragvec
18. EVERYBODY THINKS EVERYBODY ELSE IS DEAD BAD – The Skodas
19. MONEY - The Mockingbirds
20. NORMAL - The Petticoats
21. IN THE RUINS OF YOUR BODY – Real Insects
22. REBEL - Teezers
23. NEGATIVE CONVERSATION – The Objeks

DISC THREE
1. IT'S A FINE DAY – Jane
2. SUCH IS LIFE (FT JOHN LACEY) –
Cosey Fanni Tutti
3. WINTER KILLS - Yazoo
4. I WISH - Pink Industry
5. NO ONE'S LITTLE GIRL – The Raincoats
6. THE BOILER - Rhoda with The Special AKA
7. JIMMY'S GRIN – Margox
8. SPEAK NO EVIL – Cocteau Twins
9. NOTHING YOU SAY –
Grab Grab The Haddock
10. THEY DON'T KNOW – Tracey Ullman
11. WE ARE NINJA - Frank Chickens
12. IT'S ONLY MONEY – Chantage
13. DRUM BEAT FOR BABY – Weekend
14. SHE IS SO – A Craze
15. A PLACE IN THE SUN – Marine Girls
16. DEAR MARJE – The Gymslips
17. CRUSH – The Twinsets
18. GOVERNMENT POLICY – The Expelled
19. DYING MAN – The A-Heads
20. LIVING IN A COFFIN – Lost Cherrees
21. BLACK SHEEP – Vice Squad
22. YOUNG TOO YOUNG GIRL –
Rhythm And Faith
23. PALE YELLOW - Two

DISC FOUR
1. X X SEX -
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox… And We’re Gonna Use It
2. SON OF A GUN - The Vaselines
3. GO AWAY - Strawberry Switchblade
4. DON’T GO AWAY - Talulah Gosh
5. BURNING OIL - Skeletal Family
6. BALLAD OF MISS DEMEANOUR – The Flowers
7. YOU DON’T KNOW - Rote Kapelle
8. BELLE VUE – Miaow
9. CRASH (DEMO) – The Primitives
10. SIGN ON THE LINE – The Fizzbombs
11. ALL DAY LONG (SLOW VERSION) –
Shop Assistants
12. COMIN' HOME BABY – The Delmonas
13. IF I DIE - Biff Bang Pow!
14. PROTECTION – Joolz
15. JUST A CITY - Voice Of The Beehive
16. SPIN (FLEXI VERSION) – Darling Buds
17. MANDINKA - Sinéad O’Connor
18. TOY - The Heart Throbs
19. THERE'S A GOOD TIME-A-COMIN' –
Wilderness Children
20. IT MAKES ME REALISE - Go! Service
21. FEELS LIKE IT’S LOVE – Makin’ Time
22. WOOD SONG - The Fabulous Dirt Sisters
23. LIBERA ME - Cagliostra