Ambition, Vols. 1-2: The History of Cherry Red Records

Ambition, Vols. 1-2: The History of Cherry Red Records

     
 

Cherry Red was a very mixed bag, as this double CD compilation very adequately demonstrates. They hooked up to all kinds of genres, from airy folk to grinding punk to the twiddliest of synth pop; Cherry Red gave a British home to Dead Kennedys, Thomas Leer, the Runaways, even, at one point, …  See more details below

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Cherry Red was a very mixed bag, as this double CD compilation very adequately demonstrates. They hooked up to all kinds of genres, from airy folk to grinding punk to the twiddliest of synth pop; Cherry Red gave a British home to Dead Kennedys, Thomas Leer, the Runaways, even, at one point, Kevin Coyne. It's entirely possible that the sheer diversity represented by the label might well have sealed its eventual fate; these days the label produces soccer-themed compilations and indie-label reissues. The two discs here cut across styles and borders, as well as different levels of quality and mood. It is certainly going to be a curate's egg for any listener. Still, the 47 tracks presented provide a compelling look at one of the music industry's more interesting fringes, and there is no doubt whatsoever that some of the music here is excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/1999
Label:
Cherry Red Uk
UPC:
5013929114029
catalogNumber:
140

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bored
  2. Right Now  -  Runaways
  3. Holiday in Cambodia
  4. Too Drunk to Fuck
  5. What Stanley Saw
  6. You Scare Me to Death  - Marc Bolan
  7. History of Rock & Roll
  8. Rangers in the Nightst
  9. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
  10. Celebration
  11. Hungry So Angry
  12. Four Corners of the Earth
  13. It's a Fine Day  -  Jane
  14. Sunbursts In
  15. Chenko
  16. Johnny du Lump
  17. Die Liebe
  18. Girl
  19. This Brilliant Evening
  20. Primitive Painters  -  Felt
  21. The Look of Love
  22. Psych-Out
  23. World
  24. What's in Your Mind  -  Mexico 70

Disc 2

  1. Jet Set Junta
  2. Night and Day
  3. From a to B
  4. Something Sends Me to Sleep  -  Felt
  5. Plain Sailing
  6. If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain)
  7. Letter from America  - Thomas Leer
  8. Xoyo  -  Passage
  9. Walter and John
  10. Your Holiness  - Kevin Coyne
  11. On My Mind  -  Marine Girls
  12. The Mating Game
  13. Spain
  14. Talking Glamour  - Marc Bolan
  15. Foreign Coorespondent
  16. Penelope Tree  -  Felt
  17. Taboos  -  Passage
  18. Simply Couldn't Care
  19. You Frighten
  20. Paraffin Brain
  21. Departure
  22. How to Die With Style
  23. English Rose

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dead Kennedys   Track Performer
Everything But the Girl   Track Performer
Holger Hiller   Track Performer
Monochrome Set   Track Performer
Robert Wyatt   Track Performer
Kevin Coyne   Track Performer
Eyeless in Gaza   Track Performer
Laibach   Track Performer
Martyn Bates   Track Performer
Maurice Deebank   Track Performer
Kevin Hewick   Track Performer
Hybrid Kids   Track Performer
Thomas Leer   Track Performer
Medium Medium   Track Performer
Nightingales   Track Performer
Andy Partridge   Track Performer
Tracey Thorn   Track Performer
Marc Bolan   Track Performer
Quentin Crisp   Track Performer
Ben Watt   Track Performer
Destroy All Monsters   Track Performer
Red Box   Track Performer
Fantastic Something   Track Performer
In Embrace   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jello Biafra   Composer
Dead Kennedys   Composer
John Lewis   Composer
Merrell Fankhauser   Composer
Iain McNay   Liner Notes
Andy Ryder   Composer
Nigel Stone   Composer
Alan Turton   Composer
Graham Spink   Composer

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