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1980s Indie playlist?

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  • Lisa Pavlov
    Am still eagerly supporting this list; need more indie in game!
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  • Dan Macklin

    Bump.

    Come on SongPop, you know it makes sense. I've done all the work for you, for goodness' sake ;-)

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  • Karolina Waryś
    Yeeeaaaaahhhh!!!
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  • Dan Macklin

    Re-Bump.

    Indulge me. Oh, go on. Please. Pretty please. With cream and a cherry on top.

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  • Sangreeno

    Do it already! Pretty please.

     

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  • Arron Davies

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away

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  • Dan Macklin

    I'm not going to let this go, you know. From the rear cover of Indie Hits 1980-1989, compiled by Barry Lazell and published by Cherry Red books:

    "The 1980s were the heyday of Britain's independent record labels, a direct result of the do-it-yourself ethic of punk and new wave music impacting on a previously conservative record industry. Over a hectic handful of years, the number of record labels in the UK grew at an unexpected rate, and after decades of domination by a handful of major companies, the industry was revolutionised by the presence of hundreds of upstart newcomers of all shapes, sizes and musical inclinations. Their existence, and the success of the acts they nurtured, was made possible by the all-important independent record distributors, who freed these new mavericks from reliance on the business infrastructure of the majors.

    "The first independent charts were published by the trade paper Record Business in January 1980, by which time they were already well overdue."

    What's more, this year has at long last seen the release on CD for the very first time of the NME's seminal/infamous C86 compilation. Anyone who read any of the attendant media coverage and wasn't previously aware of its importance - and that of the decade's indie music scene - hopefully is so now.

    SORT IT OUT SONGPOP!

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  • Lisa Pavlov
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