What did new wave and early indie 80s look like in the eyes of late 80s? A kind of answer to this question was tried to be given with "SEEDS" vinyl series, one of the earliest retrospective efforts to highlight some of the (so called) great lost works from the 1977-1984 period. The series was released in 1987-88 from Cherry Red label. Most of the presented here bands come from UK. The five volumes bear titles as "Pop", "Rock", "Art", "Punk", "Electric", which is rather confusing, as in most occasions, the compilations are not really aesthetically separated.
SEEDS I: POP
a1 THE JUNE BRIDES every conversation / a2 FANTASTIC SOMETHING if she doesn't smile / a3 THE PASTELS heaven above / a4 THE SUEDE CROCODILES stop the rain / a5 VITAL DISORDERS tough times / a6 PROTEX don't ring me up / a7 HURRAH! the sun shines here / b1 TELEVISION PERSONALITIES three wishes / b2 THE SINATRAS happy feeling / b3 ST. JOHN'S ALLIANCE mark my word / b4 MARINE GIRLS don't come back / b5 THE WILD FLOWERS things have changed / b6 BIG TABLE patrick / b7 THE DISTRACTIONS time goes by so slow.
SEEDS II: ART
a1 PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY puppet life / a2 MARINE life in reverse / a3 CLUB TANGO f.t.n. / a4 THE NIGHTINGALES urban ospreys / a5 THE HOMOSEXUALS hearts in exile / a6 PATRIK FITZGERALD trendy / a7 THE HIGSONS conspiracy / b1 BLURT my mother was a friend of an enemy of the people / b2 THE PAST SEVEN DAYS so many others / b3 THE GO BETWEENS world weary / b4 THE SKODAS everybody thinks everybody else is dead bad / b5 FIVE OR SIX another reason / b6 THE DRAGEES shoot to kill / b7 BONE ORCHARD jack.
SEEDS III: ROCK
a1 RUDI big time / a2 NEW YORK NEW YORK roger wilson said / a3 DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS dance stance / a4 COLENSO PARADE standing up /a5 EUROPEANS europeans / a6 MARC RILEY favourite sister / a7 THE REVILLOS she's fallen in love with a monster man / b1 THE MONOCHROME SET cast a long shadow / b2 GARAGE CLASS terminal tokyo / b3 ROTE KAPELLE king mob / b4 GL*XO BABIES christine keeler / b5 FISCHER Z so long / b6 WASTED YOUTH i'll remember you / b7 CRUELLA DE VILLE drunken uncle john.
SEEDS IV: PUNK
a1 DEAD KENNEDYS holiday in cabodia / a2 PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES run like hell / a3 BUZZCOCKS love you more / a4 PUNCTURE mucky pup / a5 THE SIMPLETONES i like drugs / a6 BLITZ someone's gonna die tonight / a7 SERIOUS DRINKING hangover / b1 THE OUTCASTS the cops are comin' / b2 THE FLYS love and a molotov cocktail / b3 NOTSENSIBLES i'm in love with margaret thatcher / b4 RAPED escalator hater / b5 THE PANIK murder / b6 ABRASSIVE WHEELS the army song / b7 THE SAINTS lipstick on your collar.
a1 PAUL HAIG running away / a2 THE FARMER'S BOYS more than a dream / a3 ANDREAS DORAU & DIE MARINAS fred vom jupiter / a4 THOMAS LEER letter from america / a5 TONTRIX slipping into life / a6 RICHARD BONE digital days / a7 THE GYNAECOLOGISTS the red pullover / b1 THOMAS DOLBY europa and the pirate twins / b2 EYELESS IN GAZA kodak ghosts run amok / b3 FAD GADGET saturday night special /b4 VIRNA LINDT attention stockholm / b5 CLASSIX NOUVEAUX never never comes / b6 THE PASSAGE xoyo / b7 EDWARDS VOICE falling from another high building.
SEEDS Series sampler
(17 tracks, approx time 1 hour)
(17 tracks, approx time 1 hour)