Cherry Red follow on from the Classic C86 and follow up C87 with this new 3 CD deluxe Set featuring music from the DIY indie Scene of 1987.

When the likes of Depeche Mode, New Order and Kylie were propping up the top end of the indie charts in 1988, the smaller self funded  UK DIY indie labels were still pushing their case and doing it very well.

C88 follows the line of the previous C86/87 releases, although bands on CD1 have not appeared on the forerunners, music was moving and its early opener The Stone Roses, Elephant Stone is proof of this, other bands on the opening disc include, The Popguns, The Man From Delmonte , The Driscolls , Bridewell Taxis and the cracking Pale Saints demo Colours and Shapes.

CD 2 features bands who have already been featured, with releases and tracks from the year, The House Of Love unreleased The Hill, Inspiral Carpets, The Darling Buds Shame on You,  BOB the extended catchy single release of Kirsty and The Flatmates Heaven Knows from the Sarah records label of Bristol, who`s bands feature quite widely on this issue.

CD3 delves a little more into some of the lesser known outfits but still worthy of being included here, The Caretaker Race, The Siddeleys, The Corn Dollies and the Raw Herbs all make an appearance.

The Box includes a 900 word sleeve note, band biographies and images and will sit very nicely with the previous 2 releases in your collection.

Roll on 1989…

DISC ONE:

1. ON TAPE – The Pooh Sticks
2. ELEPHANT STONE (7” Version) – The Stone Roses
3. WHERE DO YOU GO (Flexi Version) – The Popguns
4. (WILL NOBODY SAVE) LOUISE – The Man From Delmonte
5. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? (Molesworth Version) – The Charlottes
6. THE THINGS YOU WANT – The Snapdragons
7. ONE SUMMER – Moss Poles
8. LIES – Bridewell Taxis
9. DEFY THE LAW – The Orchids
10. HAPPY LIKE YESTERDAY – The Groovy Little Numbers
11. JULIE CHRISTIE – The Driscolls
12. HIGH – Choo Choo Train
13. CREMATION TOWN – The Poppyheads
14. TATTERED, TANGLED AND TORN – Bradford
15. SO HAPPY TO BE ALIVE – Thrilled Skinny
16. SISTER GOODBYE – The Prayers
17. ANORAK CITY – Another Sunny Day
18. SHE’S GONE – The Train Set
19. BARNOON HILL – Pacific
20. FOREVER HOLIDAY (Ediesta Version) – Blow-Up
21. MARY’S GARDEN – The Mock Turtles
22. THE PENNINE SPITTER – King Of The Slums
23. COLOURS AND SHAPES (Demo) – Pale Saints
24. THE BALLAD OF JET HARRIS – Apple Boutique
DISC TWO:

1. THE HILL – The House Of Love
2. DYING FOR IT – The Vaselines
3. KIRSTY – Bob
4. SLACK TIME – Cud
5. PLEASE RAIN FALL – The Sea Urchins
6. SHAME ON YOU – The Darling Buds
7. PRIZE – Kitchens Of Distinction
8. TOO MANY SHADOWS– The Heart Throbs
9. DO IT FOR FUN – The Bachelor Pad
10. THEY FELL FOR WORDS LIKE LOVE – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters
11. GIVING WAY TO TRAINS – Murrumbidgee Whalers
12. WHAT’S GOING DOWN – The Shamen
13. HEAVEN KNOWS – The Flatmates
14. SPELL IT OUT – The Waltones
15. MRS SUSAN SPENCE – The Wilderness Children
16. YESTERDAY – The Nivens
17. REAL WORLD – Baby Lemonade
18. VILLAGE GREEN – The Clouds
19. FIRE ESCAPE – Rote Kapelle
20. MAD DOGS – Emily
21. THE 18:10 TO YEOVIL JUNCTION – Bubblegum Splash
22. MICHAEL FUREY – Metro Trinity
23. THEME FROM COW – Inspiral Carpets
DISC THREE:

1. SUN, SEA, SAND – The Revolving Paint Dream
2. SURFAROUND – The Fizzbombs
3. PLASTER SAINT – The Church Grims
4. CRUSH THE FLOWERS (Demo) – The Wake
5. SUNSHINE THUGGERY – The Siddeleys
6. CLEAR – Whirl
7. A MILLION ZILLION MILES – Annie & The Aeroplanes
8. YOU OPENED UP MY EYES – Fat Tulips
9. CINCINNATI – Holidaymakers
10. THE CAMERA LOVES ME – Would-Be-Goods
11. ANYWHERE BUT HOME – The Caretaker Race
12. WHO WORKS THE WEATHER – The Great Leap Forward
13. CUBANS IN THE BLUEFIELDS – East Village
14. BYTHESEA ROAD – The Haywains
15. THE OLD ROAD OUT OF TOWN (12” Mix) – The Wishing Stones
16. SHAKE – The Corn Dollies
17. LAND OF GOLD – Bluetrain
18. THE SUN SLID DOWN BEHIND THE TOWER – Reserve
19. APPLE OF MY EYE – Remember Fun
20. MORNING O’GRADY – Yeah Jazz
21. DON’T BURY ME YET – The Raw Herbs
22. CURRY CRAZY – Bad Dream Fancy Dress
23. ON MY WAY – The Claim
24. GLASTONBURY – Rodney Allen