Published Oct 23, 2013NME's 1986 cassette C86 was so important in the evolution of scrappy, jangling indie-pop that it's practically become a genre unto itself. Next year, that celebrated compilation will be reissued in expanded form by Cherry Red Records.
The collection, which will be released as a double-CD set, was assembled and annotated by C86's original curator, Neil Taylor. The full tracklist has yet to be confirmed, but a newly-launched Facebook page for the album [via Slicing Up Eyeballs] includes the original 22-song tracklist in its description. Since this is described as an "expanded" reissue, more songs will presumably be added.
It's due out in May of 2014, and the aforementioned C86 page has begun drumming up excitement posting YouTube links to songs from the album.
Among the notable acts included on C86 are Primal Scream, the Pastels and the Wedding Present. The compilation was originally issued as a mail order tape in 1986, with an LP following the next year via Rough Trade. In 2006, Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley released a spinoff CD compilation called CD86, although the tracklist mostly deviated from the original.
C86 (original version):
1. Primal Scream - "Velocity Girl"
2. The Mighty Lemon Drops - "Happy Head"
3. The Soup Dragons - "Pleasantly Surprised"
4. The Wolfhounds - "Feeling So Strange Again"
5. The Bodines - "Therese"
6. Mighty Mighty - "Law"
7. Stump - "Buffalo"
8. Bogshed - "Run to the Temple"
9. A Witness - "Sharpened Sticks"
10. The Pastels - "Breaking Lines"
11. Age of Chance - "From Now On, This Will Be Your God"
12. The Shop Assistants - "It's Up to You"
13. Close Lobsters - "Firestation Towers"
14. Miaow - "Sport Most Royal"
15. Half Man Half Biscuit - "I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart)"
16. The Servants - "Transparent"
17. The Mackenzies - "Big Jim (There's No Pubs in Heaven)"
18. Big Flame - "New Way (Quick Wash and Brush Up with Liberation Theology)"
19. Fuzzbox - "Console Me"
20. McCarthy - "Celestial City"
21. The Shrubs - "Bullfighter's Bones"
22. The Wedding Present - "This Boy Can Wait"