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7.2 What is C86? (The Wedding Present)




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This article is from the The Wedding Present FAQ, by Kevin Behrens (kbehrens@cscmail.csc.com) with numerous contributions by others.

7.2 What is C86? (The Wedding Present)

Andrew Norman (nja@le.ac.uk): "C86 was a compilation - first a
tape available from the NME for a low price, then a vinyl album
and CD. Bands on it were Primal Scream, Mighty Lemon Drops,
Soup Dragons, Wolfhounds, Bodines, Mighty Mighty, Stump,
Bogshed, A Witness, The Pastels, Age of Chance, Shop Assistants,
Close Lobsters, Miaow, Half Man Half Biscuit, Servants
MacKenzies, Big Flame, Fuzzbox, McCarthy, Shrubs, and The
Wedding Present. Some of it jangly pop, some of it what Peel
was calling "shambling" music (e.g. Stump, Bogshed - quirky
Beefheart-style stuff). Tim from McCarthy is now in Stereolab,
Primal Scream are still going though not very jangly any more,
TWP are still going strong of course, most of the others have
fallen by the wayside. I always thought the compilation's name
being used as a synonym for fey jangling pop was a bit odd -
there was plenty of rough, abrasive, awkward music there too."

Thanks to Jay Mukherjee (jmukherj@glue.umd.edu), who also adds
that The Pastels are still around, for the complete track list.

 

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