So via Tom on Indie MP3 - Keep C86 Alive (no less) comes the news of CD86. (geddit ?) Apparently 48 tracks all the way from "the birth of Indie Pop" (although the CD has tracks between 1984-1989). The cover looks like a spoof (spotted dresses, WHAAAM, Centre Point ?, "right here" on the guitar) and it all feels a bit crap compared to the very similar and impressive Rough Trade Indiepop Vol 1.
But then its all down to licencing. And if you go through the tracklisting then there's Sun, A Small Star from the Servants, On Tape, Anorak City, Jasmine Minks, If I Said by the Darling Buds. There's even some 14 Iced Bears (not Inside though) and Jack and Julian by the magnificent Bachelor Pad. My one small contribution to art was "promoting" one of their gigs once supporting the equally astonishing Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes. I was DJing and got off with my (long in the future) wife. What a night indeed. So i'll stop carping as I will inevitably buy it. I enjoy buying duplicate copies of stuff I already own. All together now.."I've got Falling and Laughing...the original Postcard version."