Three CD set. Over a decade now since punk rocked the British musical scene to it's foundations and caused an eruption of independently produced records, the scene and a new generation of figurehead artists began to let ambition in and head overground, playing to increasingly large crowds, working with bigger budgets and selling more copies, finding a footing in the UK's Top Forty, venturing into the USA and, ultimately, creating a mainstream audience now primed for credible, guitar-tinged pop. Meanwhile, an underground revolution in clubland began to push towards the commercial same space, resulting in an inevitable fusion of songcraft and dancefloor aesthetics. C90 captures perfectly the moment these tribes began to coalesce. From the opening, club-friendly rendition of The Charlatans' 'Polar Bear' to The La's knowingly backward looking 'Timeless Melody' and all in-between, this is the sound of a scene dropping the raincoats, dropping acid and aiming for domination. 1990 was the start of a new decade when the Indie scene was dominated by Madchester and the arrival of Shoegaze and with nods towards grunge and what would become known as Britpop, plus hints of a proto-laddism peering out from between the cracks in a post-Smiths aesthetic, the sound of 1990, it could be argued, set the tone for the remainder of the decade.
Three CD set. Over a decade now since punk rocked the British musical scene to it's foundations and caused an eruption of independently produced records, the scene and a new generation of figurehead artists began to let ambition in and head overground, playing to increasingly large crowds, working with bigger budgets and selling more copies, finding a footing in the UK's Top Forty, venturing into the USA and, ultimately, creating a mainstream audience now primed for credible, guitar-tinged pop. Meanwhile, an underground revolution in clubland began to push towards the commercial same space, resulting in an inevitable fusion of songcraft and dancefloor aesthetics. C90 captures perfectly the moment these tribes began to coalesce. From the opening, club-friendly rendition of The Charlatans' 'Polar Bear' to The La's knowingly backward looking 'Timeless Melody' and all in-between, this is the sound of a scene dropping the raincoats, dropping acid and aiming for domination. 1990 was the start of a new decade when the Indie scene was dominated by Madchester and the arrival of Shoegaze and with nods towards grunge and what would become known as Britpop, plus hints of a proto-laddism peering out from between the cracks in a post-Smiths aesthetic, the sound of 1990, it could be argued, set the tone for the remainder of the decade.
5013929180239

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 02/28/2020
UPC: 5013929180239

C90 / Various (Uk)
Artist: C90 / Various
Format: CD
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Polar Bear
2. Sway
3. Perfume
4. The Storm
5. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
6. It's on
7. Get Higher
8. My Rising Star
9. Wonderment 1
10. Thoughtforms 1
11. Anyway That You Want Me 1
12. Swansong 1
13. Juggernaut Rides 1
14. Avalyn I 1
15. Half-Life, Remembered 1
16. Something More (Ambient Version) 1
17. Can't Be Sure 1
18. She Sings Alone 1
19. Please Let Me Go 2
20. New Art Riot 2
21. Aim 2
22. Pop Song 2
23. Beam Me Up 2
24. To Kill a Slow Girl Walking 2
25. Welcome to Dead Town 2
26. Listen 2
27. Seems to Me 2
28. Big City (Waves of Joy) (Demo) 2
29. I Fell in Love Last Night 3
30. Sean Connery 3
31. Take 3
32. Noah's Ark 3
33. Amnesia 3
34. Earthwheel 3
35. If I Could Shine 3
36. Mad As Love 3
37. Crazy Mixed Up Kid 3
38. These Things Happen 3
39. Strange 4
40. I Know 4
41. Timeless Melody 4
42. Highrise Love 4
43. Everything About You 4
44. Sleep 4
45. Potboiler 4
46. Dead Like You 4
47. Twenty-Fifteen 4
48. Beside the Sea 4
49. Little Valley Town 5
50. Sunday Never Comes Around 5
51. Good Morning 5
52. Learning to Keep My Mouth Shut 5
53. Lovesville USA 5
54. She Made Everything Groovy 5
55. Out of My Mind 5
56. Darkest Blue 5
57. My Heart Is Where My Home Is 5
58. When I Find You 5
59. Nothing in Your Heart 6
60. What Is More Than Life 6
61. I Really Do Love You Penelope 6
62. Missing You 6
63. Cheat on Me

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Three CD set. Over a decade now since punk rocked the British musical scene to it's foundations and caused an eruption of independently produced records, the scene and a new generation of figurehead artists began to let ambition in and head overground, playing to increasingly large crowds, working with bigger budgets and selling more copies, finding a footing in the UK's Top Forty, venturing into the USA and, ultimately, creating a mainstream audience now primed for credible, guitar-tinged pop. Meanwhile, an underground revolution in clubland began to push towards the commercial same space, resulting in an inevitable fusion of songcraft and dancefloor aesthetics. C90 captures perfectly the moment these tribes began to coalesce. From the opening, club-friendly rendition of The Charlatans' 'Polar Bear' to The La's knowingly backward looking 'Timeless Melody' and all in-between, this is the sound of a scene dropping the raincoats, dropping acid and aiming for domination. 1990 was the start of a new decade when the Indie scene was dominated by Madchester and the arrival of Shoegaze and with nods towards grunge and what would become known as Britpop, plus hints of a proto-laddism peering out from between the cracks in a post-Smiths aesthetic, the sound of 1990, it could be argued, set the tone for the remainder of the decade.