Will Anything Happen

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The Shop Assistants represented all that was right and good with Scottish rock during the mid-'80s; their music brilliantly fused the gap between the three-chord noise of the Jesus & Mary Chain and the shambling naïveté of bands like the Pastels, generating infectious, sweet-and-sour pop completely lacking in pretense and polish. Will Anything Happen is a superb retrospective combining the group's self-titled 1986 debut LP with tracks from their earlier EPs, and although a little of the Shop Assistants' primitive charms can go a long way, the spirit and sheer exuberance of their music is never less than infectious. An essential ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The Shop Assistants represented all that was right and good with Scottish rock during the mid-'80s; their music brilliantly fused the gap between the three-chord noise of the Jesus & Mary Chain and the shambling naïveté of bands like the Pastels, generating infectious, sweet-and-sour pop completely lacking in pretense and polish. Will Anything Happen is a superb retrospective combining the group's self-titled 1986 debut LP with tracks from their earlier EPs, and although a little of the Shop Assistants' primitive charms can go a long way, the spirit and sheer exuberance of their music is never less than infectious. An essential artifact of its times.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Cherry Red Uk
  • EAN: 5013929137424
  • Catalog Number: 374
  • Sales rank: 70,646

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Don't Want To Be Friends With You (2:18)
  2. 2 All Day Long (1:50)
  3. 3 Before I Wake (2:42)
  4. 4 Caledonian Rd (2:13)
  5. 5 All That Ever Mattered (2:15)
  6. 6 Fixed Grin (2:51)
  7. 7 Somewhere In China (3:13)
  8. 8 Train From Kansas City (3:42)
  9. 9 Home Again (1:41)
  10. 10 Seems To Be (2:22)
  11. 11 After Dark (2:36)
  12. 12 All Of The Time (2:23)
  13. 13 What A Way To Die (1:59)
  14. 14 Nature Lover (1:55)
  15. 15 Looking Back (1:45)
  16. 16 All Day Long (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shop Assistants Primary Artist
Jon Hunter Trumpet
Alex Tambourine, Vocals
Technical Credits
Mayo Thompson Producer
Stephen Street Engineer
Shop Assistants Composer
Graeme Hughes Engineer
Pleasure Seekers Composer
John Fell Ryan Producer
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