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3 Loop Music / Cherry Red and Essential are proud to announce the re-release of CUD – The Complete BBC Sessions…

The 4CD set includes:
• 69 tracks
• alternative versions of all of their hits
• Over 50 previously unreleased tracks
• all of the band’s John Peel sessions
• session tracks for Mark Radcliffe, Mark Goodier, Gideon Coe, Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie
• long lost local radio sessions including the legendary Carefree Sud sessions in full
• the band’s unique cover versions of You Sexy Thing, Like A Virgin, Urban Spaceman and Down Down
• the complete Sheffiled Sound City gig from 1993 which the band consider to be one of their finest ever performances

Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, The Mekons and Kaiser Chiefs, CUD were the pre-Britpop response to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy. The best thing to come out of Leeds since Countdown!

The band’s affable charm, good wit and penchant for the unexpected ensured they were always welcome guests, recording sessions for John Peel, Mark Radcliffe, Mark Goodier, Gideon Coe, Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie. All these recordings are collected here for the first time in this 4CD set.

CUD took art pop into the charts in the early nineties and inspired fan devotion with belting funk nuggets such as ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’. They are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter on bass and Stephen Goodwin on drums.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
16/6/87 BBC RADIO 1 – JOHN PEEL SHOW
1. MIND THE GAP
2. YOU’RE THE BOSS
3. DON’T BANK ON IT
4. YOU SEXY THING

15/5/88 BBC RADIO 1 – JOHN PEEL SHOW
5. TREAT ME BAD *
6. PUNISHMENT-REWARD RELATIONSHIP *
7. LIVING IN THE PAST
8. EVERYBODY WORKS SO HARD

19/2/89 BBC RADIO 1 – JOHN PEEL SHOW
9. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) *
10. BB CUDN’T C
11. (I’M THE) URBAN SPACEMAN *
12. EPICUREAN’S ANSWER *

8-9/6/88 BBC NORTH – ON A PERSONAL NOTE
13. SLACK TIME *
14. I’VE HAD IT WITH BLONDES *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO
13/7/87 BBC RADIO LEEDS – ‘ON THE ROCKS’
1. YOU’RE THE BOSS *
2. MIND THE GAP *
3. MAKE NO BONES *
4. DON’T BANK ON IT *
5. VAN VAN VAN *
6. YOU SEXY THING *
CAREFREE SUD, BBC LEEDS 1989
7. VOCALLY SPEAKING
8. WOBBLY JELLY
9. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY)
10. PRICE OF LOVE *
11. STARRY EYES
12. MIND THE GAP *
15/4/91 BBC RADIO LEEDS JERRY HIBBARD’S GROOVE WEB
13. PINK FLAMINGO *
14. DOWN DOWN *
GLR
15. SLIPAWAY *
16. PURPLE LOVE BALLOON *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE
19/3/91 HIT THE NORTH – MARK RADCLIFFE
1. HEY, BOOTS *
2. ROBINSON CRUSOE *
3. POSSESSION *
21/9/91 BBC RADIO 1 – MARK GOODIER
4. PROFESSION *
5. OH NO WON’T DO
6. PURPLE LOVE BALLOON *
7. SOMETIMES RIGHTLY SOMETIMES WRONGLY *
11/3/92 BBC RADIO 5 HIT THE NORTH – MARK RADCLIFFE
8. EASY *
9. PINK FLAMINGO *
10. STRANGE KIND OF LOVE *
11. NO SMOKING *
12. THROUGH THE ROOF *
1/2/94 BBC RADIO 1 MARK RADCLIFFE
13. NEUROTICA *
14. THE MYSTERY DEEPENS *
15. SLIPAWAY *
16. SKI BUM *
14/8/94 BBC RADIO 1 COLLINS AND MACONIE’S HIT PARADE
17. ONE GIANT LOVE (ACOUSTIC) *
18. LIKE A VIRGIN (ACOUSTIC) *
9/8/06 BBC RADIO 6 GIDEON COE
19. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) *
20. LOVE IN A HOLLOW TREE *
21. THE DREAM IS KILLING ME *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FOUR
5/4/93 BBC RADIO 1 – LIVE AT SHEFFIELD SOUND CITY
1. RICH AND STRANGE *
2. WAVING AND DROWNING *
3. STRANGE KIND OF LOVE *
4. THE MYSTERY DEEPENS *
5. LOVE IN A HOLLOW TREE *
6. ROBINSON CRUSOE *
7. PURPLE LOVE BALLOON
8. POSSESSION
9. SLIPAWAY *
10. EASY *
11. THROUGH THE ROOF *
12. EAU WATER *
13. HEY, BOOTS *
14. SKI BUM *
15. VOCALLY SPEAKING *
16. MY NEED TO HURRY *
17. ONE GIANT LOVE *
18. I’VE HAD IT WITH BLONDES *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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DISC ONE


16/6/87 BBC RADIO 1 - JOHN PEEL SHOW


1. MIND THE GAP

2. YOU’RE THE BOSS

3. DON’T BANK ON IT

4. YOU SEXY THING


15/5/88 BBC RADIO 1 - JOHN PEEL SHOW


5. TREAT ME BAD *

6. PUNISHMENT-REWARD RELATIONSHIP *

7. LIVING IN THE PAST


8. EVERYBODY WORKS SO HARD


19/2/89 BBC RADIO 1 - JOHN PEEL SHOW

9. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) *

10. BB CUDN’T C

11. (I'M THE) URBAN SPACEMAN *

12. EPICUREAN’S ANSWER *

8-9/6/88 BBC NORTH – ON A PERSONAL NOTE

13. SLACK TIME *

14. I’VE HAD IT WITH BLONDES *


* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED



DISC TWO


13/7/87 BBC RADIO LEEDS – ‘ON THE ROCKS’


1. YOU’RE THE BOSS *

2. MIND THE GAP *

3. MAKE NO BONES *

4. DON’T BANK ON IT *

5. VAN VAN VAN *

6. YOU SEXY THING *


CAREFREE SUD, BBC LEEDS 1989


7. VOCALLY SPEAKING

8. WOBBLY JELLY

9. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY)

10. PRICE OF LOVE *

11. STARRY EYES

12. MIND THE GAP *


15/4/91 BBC RADIO LEEDS JERRY HIBBARD’S GROOVE WEB


13. PINK FLAMINGO *

14. DOWN DOWN *


GLR


15. SLIPAWAY *

16. PURPLE LOVE BALLOON *



* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED



DISC THREE


19/3/91 HIT THE NORTH – MARK RADCLIFFE


1. HEY, BOOTS *

2. ROBINSON CRUSOE *

3. POSSESSION *


21/9/91 BBC RADIO 1 – MARK GOODIER


4. PROFESSION *

5. OH NO WON’T DO

6. PURPLE LOVE BALLOON *

7. SOMETIMES RIGHTLY SOMETIMES WRONGLY *


11/3/92 BBC RADIO 5 HIT THE NORTH – MARK RADCLIFFE


8. EASY *

9. PINK FLAMINGO *

10. STRANGE KIND OF LOVE *

11. NO SMOKING *

12. THROUGH THE ROOF *


1/2/94 BBC RADIO 1 MARK RADCLIFFE


13. NEUROTICA *

14. THE MYSTERY DEEPENS *

15. SLIPAWAY *

16. SKI BUM *


14/8/94 BBC RADIO 1 COLLINS AND MACONIE'S HIT PARADE


17. ONE GIANT LOVE (ACOUSTIC) *

18. LIKE A VIRGIN (ACOUSTIC) *


9/8/06 BBC RADIO 6 GIDEON COE


19. ONLY (A PRAWN IN WHITBY) *

20. LOVE IN A HOLLOW TREE *

21. THE DREAM IS KILLING ME *



* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED



DISC FOUR


5/4/93 BBC RADIO 1 – LIVE AT SHEFFIELD SOUND CITY


1. RICH AND STRANGE *

2. WAVING AND DROWNING *

3. STRANGE KIND OF LOVE *

4. THE MYSTERY DEEPENS *

5. LOVE IN A HOLLOW TREE *

6. ROBINSON CRUSOE *

7. PURPLE LOVE BALLOON

8. POSSESSION

9. SLIPAWAY *

10. EASY *

11. THROUGH THE ROOF *

12. EAU WATER *

13. HEY, BOOTS *

14. SKI BUM *

15. VOCALLY SPEAKING *

16. MY NEED TO HURRY *

17. ONE GIANT LOVE *

18. I’VE HAD IT WITH BLONDES *



* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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