Generations 80's: Classics from the 80's Alternative Scene

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All Music Guide - Simon Cantlon
Billed as "Classics From the 80's Alternative Scene, this compilation more than lives up to its description, mixing well-known hits with lesser-known but equally stunning cuts. Things begin on a unique note with the stark, completely a cappella "It's a Fine Day" by the amazingly voiced Jane the song later became U.K. number five hit in the '90s for Opus III. The mix is refreshing throughout with well-known but always compelling classics "Rock Lobster," "Relax," "Birthday," and "Atomic" alongside hidden gems such as XTC's "Sgt. Rock" a pub-rockin' rhythm maker, Everything But the Girl's "Night and Day" a lo-fi cover of the classic that retains it's charm, and the Teardrop ...
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All Music Guide - Simon Cantlon
Billed as "Classics From the 80's Alternative Scene, this compilation more than lives up to its description, mixing well-known hits with lesser-known but equally stunning cuts. Things begin on a unique note with the stark, completely a cappella "It's a Fine Day" by the amazingly voiced Jane the song later became U.K. number five hit in the '90s for Opus III. The mix is refreshing throughout with well-known but always compelling classics "Rock Lobster," "Relax," "Birthday," and "Atomic" alongside hidden gems such as XTC's "Sgt. Rock" a pub-rockin' rhythm maker, Everything But the Girl's "Night and Day" a lo-fi cover of the classic that retains it's charm, and the Teardrop Explodes' "Reward" with Julian Cope's vibrant vocals surrounded by punctuating horns and a non-stop beat. New Order represents with "Everything Gone Green" and thankfully not with the overexposed "Blue Monday" or "True Faith", as perfect pop purveyors Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, and Scritti Politti contribute their contagious charm. Though the last track, "Nag Nag Nag" by Cabaret Voltaire, should be avoided, Generation 80's is a pure delight!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • Label: Ocho
  • UPC: 698458301420
  • Catalog Number: 14

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's a Fine Day - Jane (2:46)
  2. 2 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (3:55)
  3. 3 Everything's Gone Green - New Order (5:31)
  4. 4 Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) - XTC (3:59)
  5. 5 Rock Lobster - The B-52s (4:56)
  6. 6 Reward - The Teardrop Explodes (2:44)
  7. 7 Beat Box (Diversion One) - The Art of Noise (2:57)
  8. 8 Dr. Mabuse - Propaganda (4:59)
  9. 9 Birthday - The Sugarcubes (3:59)
  10. 10 Party Fears Two - The Associates (5:13)
  11. 11 Penelope Tree - Felt (3:00)
  12. 12 Oblivious - Aztec Camera (3:11)
  13. 13 Lions in My Own Garden - Prefab Sprout (2:35)
  14. 14 Night and Day - Everything But the Girl (2:54)
  15. 15 Jet Set Junta - The Monochrome Set (2:03)
  16. 16 Lean on Me - Redskins (3:51)
  17. 17 Atomic - Blondie (3:47)
  18. 18 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) - Scritti Politti (4:48)
  19. 19 Don't Go (3:00)
  20. 20 Nag Nag Nag - Cabaret Voltaire (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Art of Noise Track Performer
Aztec Camera Track Performer
Blondie Track Performer
Cabaret Voltaire Track Performer
Everything But the Girl Track Performer
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Track Performer
The Monochrome Set Track Performer
Prefab Sprout Track Performer
Propaganda Track Performer
The Sugarcubes Track Performer
The Teardrop Explodes Track Performer
XTC Track Performer
Redskins Track Performer
Technical Credits
Fred Schneider Composer
Holly Johnson Composer
BiD Composer
Peter Gill Composer
Mark O'Toole Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Lester Square Composer
Andrew Warren Composer
Ricky Wilson Composer
Nigel Cross Liner Notes
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