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• SCARED TO GET HAPPY (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) was the first box set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980s. This Record Store Day release is a gatefold double vinyl of Cherry Red’s seminal 2013 box set, charting Indie Pop’s development from the post punk era and the dominance of Scottish bands through to its genre-defining C86 period and onto the end of the decade, with the arrival of Madchester and the shoegazing sound.

• Inspired by the Nuggets compilations, the vinyl edition boasts 28 tracks spanning the Eighties, drawn from many of the key labels of the period.

• Many of the bands later tasted mainstream success: Pulp, Inspiral Carpets, the Primitives, Cud, the House Of Love, the Darling Buds.

• The gatefold details the history of this unique compilation while the two printed inner sleeves reveal more about each featured band’s own story.

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SIDE ONE

1. GETTING NOWHERE FAST – Girls at Our Best!

2. DON’T COME BACK – The Marine Girls

3. THE JET SET JUNTA – The Monochrome Set

4. PARAFFIN BRAIN – The Nightingales

5. SUMMERDAYS - Weekend

6. IF SHE DOESN’T SMILE (IT’LL RAIN) – Fantastic Something

7. FEELING DIZZY – Everything But The Girl



SIDE TWO

1. I THINK I NEED HELP – The Farmers Boys

2. THE SUN SHINES HERE – Hurrah!

3. EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM – Pulp

4. PLENTY – The Woodentops

5. UP THE HILL AND DOWN THE SLOPE – The Loft

6. THE CHOCOLATE ELEPHANT MAN – Biff Bang Pow!

7. SOMETHING HAPPENS – The Mighty Lemon Drops



SIDE THREE

1. THRU THE FLOWERS – The Primitives

2. SAD – The BMX Bandits

3. ALMOST PRAYED – The Weather Prophets

4. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE? – Mighty Mighty

5. RED SLEEPING BEAUTY – McCarthy

6. SHINE ON – House Of Love

7. SHIMMER – The Flatmates



SIDE FOUR

1. DELILAH SANDS – The Brilliant Corners

2. IF I SAID – The Darling Buds

3. TOY – The Heart Throbs

4. KEEP THE CIRCLE AROUND – Inspiral Carpets

5. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) – Cud

6. LANDSLIDE – The Popguns

7. SKIN STORM – Bradford