Ambition, Vols. 1-2: The History of Cherry Red Records [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/1999
  • Label: Cherry Red Uk
  • EAN: 5013929114029
  • Catalog Number: 140

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bored (3:58)
  2. 2 Right Now - The Runaways (3:32)
  3. 3 Holiday in Cambodia (4:32)
  4. 4 Too Drunk to Fuck (2:38)
  5. 5 What Stanley Saw (2:52)
  6. 6 You Scare Me to Death - Marc Bolan (2:38)
  7. 7 History of Rock & Roll (0:20)
  8. 8 Rangers in the Nightst (0:58)
  9. 9 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (1:52)
  10. 10 Celebration (0:06)
  11. 11 Hungry So Angry (3:57)
  12. 12 Four Corners of the Earth (1:31)
  13. 13 It's a Fine Day - Jane (2:44)
  14. 14 Sunbursts In (3:51)
  15. 15 Chenko (3:30)
  16. 16 Johnny du Lump (4:33)
  17. 17 Die Liebe (5:07)
  18. 18 Girl (2:28)
  19. 19 This Brilliant Evening (2:48)
  20. 20 Primitive Painters - Felt (6:01)
  21. 21 The Look of Love (3:50)
  22. 22 Psych-Out (2:59)
  23. 23 World (3:11)
  24. 24 What's in Your Mind - Mexico 70 (4:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jet Set Junta (2:03)
  2. 2 Night and Day (2:52)
  3. 3 From a to B (2:18)
  4. 4 Something Sends Me to Sleep - Felt (2:53)
  5. 5 Plain Sailing (2:03)
  6. 6 If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain) (3:14)
  7. 7 Letter from America - Thomas Leer (4:03)
  8. 8 Xoyo - The Passage (3:54)
  9. 9 Walter and John (4:05)
  10. 10 Your Holiness - Kevin Coyne (3:10)
  11. 11 On My Mind - Marine Girls (3:08)
  12. 12 The Mating Game (3:21)
  13. 13 Spain (3:03)
  14. 14 Talking Glamour - Marc Bolan (3:19)
  15. 15 Foreign Coorespondent (3:08)
  16. 16 Penelope Tree - Felt (2:59)
  17. 17 Taboos - The Passage (5:52)
  18. 18 Simply Couldn't Care (2:47)
  19. 19 You Frighten (6:23)
  20. 20 Paraffin Brain (3:03)
  21. 21 Departure (1:35)
  22. 22 How to Die With Style (1:44)
  23. 23 English Rose (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dead Kennedys Track Performer
Everything But the Girl Track Performer
Holger Hiller Track Performer
The 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
The 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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