80s & 90s INDIE Compilation!

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Crash: Indie Anthems 1986-2004: 2cd

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Indie is back! And what better way to celebrate than with this awesome retrospective of indie anthems from 1982 to the present day. Featuring modern heroes like Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines alongside perennial indie faves the La’s and Suede as well as some old skool classics to enlighten the younger listener from The Fall, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and The Sisters Of Mercy. This is the ultimate in indie compilations and a must for anyone who has ever worn a pair of gazelles or owned a Slowdive t-shirt.

Disc One

1. Don't Look Back Into The Sun-The Libertines

2. Take Me Out-Franz Ferdinand

3. Molly's Chambers-Kings Of Leon

4. Supersonic-Oasis

5. Love Spreads-The Stone Roses

6. Here Comes Your Man-Pixies

7. Cannonball-The Breeders

8. Promises Promises-The Cooper Temple Clause

9. Animal Nitrate-Suede

10. True Faith-New Order

11. Joe-Inspiral Carpets

12. Mr Pharmacist-The Fall

13. Connection-Elastica

14. Hate To Say I Told You So-The Hives

15. Danger! High Voltage-Electric Six

16. House Of Jealous Lovers-The Rapture

17. You & Me Song-Wannadies

18. A Minha Menina-The Bees

19. Blister In The Sun-Violent Femmes

20. There She Goes-The La's

Disc Two

1. Step On-Happy Mondays

2. Rocks-Primal Scream

3. The Only One I Know-The Charlatans

4. Sit Down-James

5. In Between Days-The Cure

6. She Sells Sanctuary-The Cult

7. This Corrosion-The Sisters Of Mercy

8. April Skies-The Jesus And Mary Chain

9. Been Caught Stealing-Jane's Addiction

10. World Shut Your Mouth-Julian Cope

11. Shine On-The House Of Love

12. Electricity-Spiritualized

13. Seventeen-Ladytron [Soulwax Mix]

14. Kennedy-The Wedding Present

15. Unbearable-The Wonder Stuff

16. Can U Dig It?-P.W.E.I.

17. Kill Your Television-Ned's Atomic Dustbin

18. Brimful Of Asha-Cornershop

19. Groovy Train-The Farm

20. Crash-Primitives

Indie Bastard, Saturday, 3 April 2004 15:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So what would be on YOUR 40 track 2CD Indie Compilation?
We can make it 20 tracks from the 80s and 20 tracks from the 90s.

Indie Bastard, Saturday, 3 April 2004 15:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That looks like a great comp. Shame they had to ruin it with a Fall track.

Nate in ST.P (natedetritus), Saturday, 3 April 2004 16:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(runs; hides)

Nate in ST.P (natedetritus), Saturday, 3 April 2004 16:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from mp3s on my PC only:

20 from the 80s

Joy Division 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
The Fall 'English Scheme'
Family Fodder 'Savoir Faire'
Orange Juice 'Blue Boy'
Wire 'The 15th'
The Smiths 'How Soon Is Now?'
New Order 'Temptation'
The Smiths 'Panic'
Psychedelic Furs 'Pretty In Pink'
R.E.M. 'Orange Crush'
The Fall 'Hit The North'
New Order 'Bizarre Love Triangle'
Morrissey 'Last Of The Famous International Playboys'
Depeche Mode 'Personal Jesus'
The Mekons 'Chivalry'
Primal Scream 'Velocity Girl'
Wedding Present 'Be Honest'
Inspiral Carpets 'Move'
Happy Mondays 'Hallelujah'
Stone Roses 'I Am The Resurrection'

20 from the 90s
EMF 'Unbelievable'
Northside 'Shall We Take A Trip'
Paris Angels 'Perfume'
The Charlatans 'Then'
Slowdive 'Beach Song'
My Bloody Valentine 'Soon'
The Pixies 'Monkey Gone To Heaven'
Cocteau Twins 'Iceblink Luck'
Inspiral Carpets 'She Comes In The Fall'
Carter USM 'After The Watershed'
Ned's Atomic Dustbin 'happy'
Manic Street Preachers 'You Love Us'
Blur 'Popscene'
Jesus & Mary Chain 'Far Gone And Out'
Sonic Youth 'Bull In The Heather'
Stone Roses 'Begging You'
Suede 'Metal Mickey'
Pulp 'Babies'
Oasis 'Slide Away'
Black Grape 'Reverend Black Grape'

stevem (blueski), Saturday, 3 April 2004 17:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(runs; hides)

No cave in the world is deep enough. And I'm just talking about the wrath of Donna Brown alone here!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 3 April 2004 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

frankly, once they run and hide they've done our job for us.

"Blister In The Sun" was released a bit before 1986.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 3 April 2004 17:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fall fans are such sensitive little flowers

Nate in ST.P (natedetritus), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"how DARE he not-ah worship-ah our grotty Lord and Savio(u)r? Huff pant stomp flail fists rarh!"

Nate in ST.P (natedetritus), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hey Nate, you even heard "Mr. Pharmacist"?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why is it that "indie" so often includes "major label"? Am I missing something? (e.g. Elastica, Jesus & Mary Chain...) What exactly does "indie" mean in this scheme?

(As for The Fall, how about a pre-Brix-era track! Say, "Hip Priest...")

no opinion, Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

are all these bands indie in the UK, maybe?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Fall track's only on there so the makers can feel dangerous. Cos otherwise, this compilation is really very average. The Bees, for goodness' sakes. THE BEES. No need.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

would you guys mind letting the Kings Of Leon defect to the UK so I can say that they're another shitty UK band that the US has no need for?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck no.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

stevem's compilation is pretty good. Esp Black Grape. They tend to be forgotten about which is a damn shame. 1st album is a classic.

Indie Bastard, Saturday, 3 April 2004 18:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well that's one of the top ten singles of the 90s, canonically speaking

stevem (blueski), Saturday, 3 April 2004 19:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this looks like someone vomited into a bowler hat and there were little specks of solid gold mixed in

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 3 April 2004 19:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

indie then

stevem (blueski), Saturday, 3 April 2004 19:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well i didn't want to be so obvious

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 3 April 2004 19:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well the tracklistings was, but it's all* good


stevem (blueski), Saturday, 3 April 2004 19:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i used some tracks from a k-tel compilation, some recomendations from ILM threads, some favourites of mine and made this:

cd1: 80's

01 the feelies - slipping into something
02 melvins - creepy smell
03 savage republic - andelusia
04 galaxie 500 - blue thunder
05 spacemen 3 - take me to the other side
06 the orchids - something for the longing
07 10.000 maniacs - peace train
08 lonely moans - lots o' life
09 bongwater - decadent iranian country club
10 half japanese - u.s. teens are spoiled bums
11 big dipper - she's fetching
12 nikki sudden - jangle town
13 eleventh dream day - watching the candles burn
14 giant sand - black venetian blind
15 squirrel bait - sun god
16 my dad is dead - too far gone
17 pussy galore - sweet little hi-fi
18 scrawl - i'm ready
19 death of samantha - coca cola & licorice
20 the pastels - i'm alright with you
21 camper van beethoven - take the skinheads bowling
22 the la's - there she goes

cd2: 91-95
01 gang of four - tattoo
02 helium - vibrations
03 buffalo tom - summer
04 echobelly - king of the kerb
05 mazzy star - fade into you
06 heavenly - ben sherman
07 madder rose - car song
08 x-ray specs - cigarettes
09 the palace brothers - ohio river boat song
10 archers of loaf - web in front
11 rocket from the crypt - born in '69
12 bettie serveert - tom boy
13 sugar - and you tell me
14 veruca salt - seether
15 silver jews - new orleans
16 eugenius - mary, queen of scots
17 morphine - honey white
18 ash - girl from mars
19 unrest - six layer cake
20 pj harvey - reeling
21 grant lee buffalo - mockingbirds

cd 3: 96-99
01 denim - the great pub rock revival
02 kenickie - come out 2nite
03 dweeb - me and you
04 marion - sleep
05 the frank and walters - indian ocean
06 number one cup - divebomb
07 orlando - natures hated
08 menswear - stardust
09 longpigs - far
10 shed seven - disco down
11 bis - kandy pop
12 tiger - shining in the wood
13 white town - your woman
14 gallons drunk - two clear eyes
15 space - female of the species
16 levellers - just the one
17 cast - finetime
18 baby bird - you're gorgeous
19 prolapse - killing the bland
20 wannadies - someone somewhere
21 the auteurs - lenny valentino
22 geneva - into the blue
23 lush - ladykillers

Elvis is Dead, Saturday, 3 April 2004 19:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like Elvis is Dead's. The Lonely Moans!! Must be only the second or third time they've been mentioned on ILM. They were great. Anyway, that list's a bit more like it. I don't what that crap up at the top of the thread is supposed to represent.

Here was mine from an earlier thread:

The Ultimate Indie Rock Mix.

Broheems (diamond), Saturday, 3 April 2004 21:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My Indie Compilation:

Disc One (1980s):

1. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" (1981, Hib-Tone)
2. New Order - "Ceremony" (original version) (1981, Factory)
3. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five on the Wheels of Steel" (1981, Sugar Hill)
4. The Smiths - "Hand in Glove" (1983, Rough Trade)
5. New Order - "Blue Monday" (1983, Factory)
6. R.E.M. - "So. Central Rain" (1984, I.R.S.)
7. The June Brides - "Every Conversation" (1985, Pink)
8. The Loft - "Up the Hill and Down the Slope" (1985, Creation)
9. Eric B. and Rakim - "Eric B. Is President" (1986, Zakia)
10. Primal Scream - "Velocity Girl" (1986, Creation)
11. The Cure - "Just Like Heaven" (1987, Fiction)
12. Happy Mondays - "24 Hour Party People" (1987, Factory)
13. M|A|R|R|S - "Pump Up the Volume" (1987, 4AD)
14. Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot" (1988, Enigma)
15. Dinosaur Jr. - "Freak Scene" (1988, SST)
16. Mudhoney - "Touch Me, I'm Sick" (1988, Sub-Pop)
17. A Guy Called Gerald - "Voodoo Ray" (1988, Rham!)
18. N.W.A. - "Straight Outta Compton" (1989, Ruthless)
19. Happy Mondays - "Wrote For Luck (Vince Clark Mix)" (1989, Factory)
20. The Stone Roses - "Fools Gold" (1989, Silvertone)

Disc Two (1990s):

1. The Flaming Lips - "Unconsciously Screamin'" (1990, Atavistic)
2. Primal Scream - "Loaded" (1990, Creation)
3. Happy Mondays - "Kinky Groovy Afro" (1990, Factory)
4. Teenage Fanclub - "God Knows It's True" (1990, Paperhouse)
5. St. Etienne - "Nothing Can Stop Us" (1991, Heavenly)
6. Pavement - "Summer Babe" (1991, Drag City)
7. Teenage Fanclub - "The Concept" (1991, Creation)
8. Slowdive - "Catch the Breeze" (1991, Creation)
9. Sebadoh - "Gimme Indie Rock" (1991, Homestead)
10. Disco Inferno - "Love Stepping Out" (1992, Cheree)
11. Beck - "Loser" (1993, Bong Load)
12. Disco Inferno - "The Long Dance" (1993, Rough Trade)
13. DJ Shadow - "In/Flux" (1993, Mo'Wax)
14. Oasis - "Rock and Roll Star" - (1994, Creation)
15. Mogwai - "Tuner" (1996, Rock Action)
16. White Town - "Your Woman" (1996, Parasol)
17. Spearmint - "Sweeping the Nation" (1997, Hitback)
18. Badly Drawn Boy - "I Need a Sign" (1998, Twisted Nerve)
19. Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You" (1998, Roulé)
20. Badly Drawn Boy - "It Came From the Ground" (1999, Twisted Nerve)

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 3 April 2004 21:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Snrub's is the best so far - a more representative mix of UK and US. I think, though, that once you do this, it becomes less cohesive. husker du next to, say, ned's atomic dustbin is weird, but then so is the smiths and archers of loaf.

paulhw (paulhw), Saturday, 3 April 2004 23:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Broheems, I remember I have tried to dl a lot of the songs in your list, but I could not find almost any of them.

I am from Brazil and it is difficult to find here even an album from the white stripes. So, I get this lonely moans song (the only lonely moans song I found) because of your list. And It is really great. Thanks.

Elvis is Dead, Saturday, 3 April 2004 23:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the 90s really did suck, didn't they

the surface noise (electricsound), Saturday, 3 April 2004 23:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

husker du - new day rising
butthole surfers - the shah sleeps in lee harvey oswald's grave
dinosaur jr. - just like heaven
beat happening - foggy eyes
jesus & mary chain - darklands
the fall - hip priest
minutemen - history lesson part ii
sonic youth - expressway
meat puppets - in a car
big black - kerosene
bad brains - I Love I Jah
replacements - little mascara
joy division - she's lost control
gang of four - anthrax
jandek - you painted your teeth
pixies - mr. grieves
REM - driver 8
x - the once over twice
galaxie 500 - isn't it a pity
smiths - there is a light that never goes out
slint - rhoda

bedhead - crushing
palace brothers - long before
neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea
pavement - zurich is stained
yo la tengo - double dare
lungfish - abraham lincoln
bardo pond - tommy gun angel
low - two step
melvins - honeybucket
june of 44 - sharks and sailors
fugazi - foensic scene
the olivia tremor control - grass cannons
catherine wheel - strange fruit
hammerhead - ethereal killer
six finger satellite - solitary hiro
hoover - private
modest mouse - ohio
slowdive - souvlaki space station
sebadoh - truly great thing
the van pelt - let's make a list

Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 4 April 2004 08:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I am v.sad that the original comp has snubbed Carter :(

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Sunday, 4 April 2004 11:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is it just me or is the top one 1980-2004 as in "2004 compilation, with some 80s tune, and one or two inbetween"?

The point of these compilations really baffles me.

___ (___), Sunday, 4 April 2004 11:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they're for people who aren't as into music as you are

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 4 April 2004 22:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
My indie compilation would be as follows.....


1. Bob "Convenience"
2. Felt "Primitive Painters"
3. Galaxie 500 "4th Of July"
4. The Smiths "How Soon Is Now"
5. The Wedding Present "My Favourite Dress"
6. The House Of Love "Destroy The Heart"
7. The Clouds "Get Out Of My Dream"
8. Talulah Gosh "Bringing Up Baby"
9. Razorcuts "Sorry To Embarass You"
10. The Sea Urchins "Pristine Christine"
11. The Field Mice "September's Not So Far Away"
12. The Sweetest Ache "Briaris"
13. The Mock Turtles "Lay Me Down"
14. The Pastels "Crawl Babies"
15. Jane "It's A Fine Day (Original Accapella Version)"
16. The Lucksmiths "The Art Of Cooking For Two"
17. Robb Johnson "We All Said Stop The War"
18. The Magnetic Fields "The luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side"
19. Kaleidoscope "Nursey, Nursey"
20. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci "Patio Song"
21. Belle & Sebastian "A Century Of Elvis"

CD2 :

1. Jens Lekman "I Don't Want To Die Alone"
2. The Divine Comedy "Everybody Knows (Except You)"
3. Pulp "Babies"
4. The Orchids "It's Only Ovbious"
5. Death By Chocolate "My Friend Jack"
6. Beaumont "Aftershave"
7. Stereolab "French Disko"
8. The American Analogue Set "Trespassers In The Stereo Field"
9. Slowdive "Catch The Breeze"
10. Ride "Vapour Trail"
11. My Bloody Valentine "To Here Knows When"
12. Primal Scream "Velocity Girl"
13. Camera Obscura "Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken"
14. The Gentle Waves "Evensong (French Version)"
15. The Aislers Set "Hit The Snow"
16. ...Of Montreal "Will You Fetch Me?"
17. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band "I Won't Hurt You"
18. They Might Be Giants "Ana Ng"
19. The Cure "Catch"
20. Heavenly "Shallow"
21. The Loves "She'll Break Your Heart"

Jangly Mark, Thursday, 20 April 2006 13:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

.. and here's ne expecting the thread revival was down to pron/vaig spawm...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 April 2006 13:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken hasn't even been released yet.

keyth (keyth), Thursday, 20 April 2006 14:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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