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3 loop music are proud to
announce the release of Mega City Four’s “Sebastopol Rd” as a 39 track, 2CD
expanded edition.

 

  • Remastered
  • 2CD set
    covering all the studio output from the Sebastopol Rd era
  • 10
    previously unreleased tracks
  • Compiled
    by the band
  • Includes
    16 page booklet with sleevenotes from the band, rare photos and
    memorabilia

 

Sebastopol Rd was Mega City
Four’s first album for their new major label home, Big Life. With the success of debut album “Tranzphobia”,
follow up “Who Cares Wins”, and a constant touring schedule around the UK,
Europe and the US they built up a solid, devoted fanbase easily identifiable in
one of the many MC4 t-shirts. By this time, the band were appearing on the
front covers of the NME and Melody Maker and the crossover to a major label was
no great surprise.

 

Teaming up with producer
Jessica Corcoran (Senseless Things, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Shed Seven and The
Wonder Stuff) gave the album a pop-punk crunch and more emphasis on the pop
than previous material. It features the
Top 40 hit ‘Stop’, ‘Prague’, covered by Muse in 2010 on the Resistance single
as a tribute to the band who had influenced them, and CD1 now includes the two
singles (plus their attendant b-sides) Words That Say and Shivering Sand, their
highest charting release.

 

This 2CD set, 21 years
after the initial release, gathers together all the studio material from this
period and adds 10 previously unreleased tracks, including demos and the John
Peel Session from September 1993. It
includes all the b-sides and demos taken from the box loads of cassettes and
DATs in guitarist Gerry’s shed.

 

FURTHER
INFORMATION

The quartet of school
friends from Farnborough, Hampshire, formed Mega City Four in 1987. They went on to release five studio albums
and are cited as an influence by Muse, one of the biggest bands in the world
today. They were always an incendiary
live band putting in thrilling performances and winning a devoted fanbase. Leadman and chief songwriter, Wiz sadly
passed away suddenly in 2006 leaving a legacy of fast-paced, crunching power
pop songs that are often overlooked by many who regard this era of music as the
template for much of the emo scene today.

Available 23/09/2013

 

Weight 200 kg
Barcode

5013929350649

ORIGINAL ALBUM
1.    TICKET COLLECTOR
2.    SCARED OF CATS
3.    CALLOUS
4.    PERIPHERAL
5.    ANNE BANCROFT
6.    PRAGUE
7.    CLOWN
8.    PROPS
9.    WHAT’S UP?
10. VAGUE
11. STOP
12. WASTING MY BREATH
 
WORDS THAT SAY EP
13. WORDS THAT SAY                                        
14. UNTOUCHABLE
15. LIPSCAR
16. MANSION
 
SHIVERING SAND EP
17. SHIVERING SAND
18. EVERYBODY LOVES YOU
19. DISTURBED
DEMOS
1.      PRAGUE – DEMO 
2.      CLOWN – DEMO 
3.      OVERLAP – DEMO 
4.      BACK TO ZERO – DEMO 
5.      PERIPHERAL – DEMO 
6.      WILDERNESS -  INSTRUMENTAL DEMO 
 
STOP B-SIDES
7.      DESERT SONG
8.      BACK TO ZERO
9.      OVERLAP
10.   REVOLUTION (LIVE)
11.   WHO CARES (LIVE)
12.   FINISH (LIVE)
 
AND SMELLS OF PETROL STATIONS EP
13.   DISTANT RELATIVES                                      
14.   MILES APART
15.   CLEAR BLUE SKY
16.   RUNNING DARKNESS
 
SESSION TRACKS
17.   STAY DEAD (BBC R1 PEEL SESSION-19 SEPT 93)
18.   CLOWN (BBC R1 PEEL SESSION-19 SEPT 93) 
19.   PRAGUE (BBC R1 PEEL SESSION-19 SEPT 93) 
20.   SLOW DOWN (BBC R1 PEEL SESSION-19 SEPT 93)
 


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