V/A - The Sun Shines Here: Roots Of Indie Pop 1980-1984 - 3CD
Three CD set containing 74 tracks exploring the evolution of indie pop, from the gloriously ambitious productions of soon-to-be household names to the lo-fi shoestring recordings of underground mainstays.
Featuring The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Teardrop Explodes, Aztec Camera, Everything But The Girl, Pulp, Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout, Del Amitri, Vic Godard & The Subway Sect, Wah! Heat, The Monochrome Set and countless other iconic artists.
Includes many tracks never before issued on CD and rarities by the likes of April Showers, The Wee Cherubs (who evolved into The Bachelor Pad), The Cinematics (soon to become Razorcuts), Mo-Dettes, The Page Boys (who evolved into 1000 Violins), Pulp (an early B-Side), The Twinsets (first proper release), and The Suede Crocodiles.
The Sun Shines Here captures perfectly the moment indie pop emerged from the ashes of the post-punk years, bringing a brighter, more ambitious sound, and an enthused cross-section of British youth culture, into the spotlight. A must for lovers and collectors of independent music and admirers of the independent spirit that enabled it.