Ragin Records - Fresno

BRITAIN in 1993 now seems like another time, another place. Paralysed into a state of torpor by 14 years of Tory government and cowed by England's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the national mood was one of escapism. Pop music was also short-circuiting, the charts full of manufactured boy bands (Take That, East 17), inane electro-pop (2 Unlimited's'No Limits', Culture Beat's 'Mr Vain') and novelty records (Mr Blobby). The independent sector, too, was entering it's darkest hour. With Seattle's nihilistic grunge scene -headed by Nirvana - championed as the cure for rock's ills. This lack of self-belief was reflected in a cover story in rock bible NME on 30th October 1993 titled "21st Century Joy", which suggested that the music scene in 2003 would be entirely electronic. Within a month, however, it was obvious to keen observers that a new sound and attitude was emerging from Britain's satellite towns like the proverbial bat out of hell. At the inaugural 'In The City' event in Manchester in November 1993 - a music industry showcase organised by Factory Records boss Tony Wilson - a crop of spiky young bands shared a radical, back-to-basics approach. Two in particular stood out - S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men. Angry, articulate and caustically tuneful, both bands would - over the course of 18 glorious months - light up the British music scene as spectacularly as a distress flare. Backed by electrifying live performances both bands would go to be heralded by the NME in January 1994 as part of the 'New Wave Of New Wave'. Both signing record deals with Virgin off-shoot Hi-Rise Recordings, the bands would go onto to releases a string of EPs such as You're Not My Babylon, Spring 1994, Too Sussed? & I Want To Kill Somebody. Before debut albums Self-Abused and (Come On, Join) The High Society came out to respectable chart positions of 59 and 62. However, with both Blur and Oasis enjoying unprecedented chart success - Oasis' Definitely Maybe, released in August 1994, sold 100,000 in four days - both were seen as disappointing. Internal divisions, too, were pushing both bands to breaking point. SMASH imploded and TAM would go onto release the criminally overlooked second album Accident & Emergency. This unique 6CD collection brings together both bands output from this short lived scene. All of the EPs and albums are here and ordered chronologically to give the listener the best possible perspective of the how the scene unfolded. Accompanying the 6CDs is a 32 page booklet featuring former NME journalist Paul Moody's (the man responsible for coining the phrase the New Wave of New Wave) in-depth essay depicting the rise and fall of the scene, along with interviews with members of both bands. The booklet also includes previously unseen photos by photographers Martyn Goodacre and Andy Wilshere and short essay's from both Ed Borrie (S*M*A*S*H) and members of These Animal Men. As the music and photographs compiled here illustrate, the look and sound of both bands remains timeless. Turn up the volume. S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men will see you in the speakers.
BRITAIN in 1993 now seems like another time, another place. Paralysed into a state of torpor by 14 years of Tory government and cowed by England's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the national mood was one of escapism. Pop music was also short-circuiting, the charts full of manufactured boy bands (Take That, East 17), inane electro-pop (2 Unlimited's'No Limits', Culture Beat's 'Mr Vain') and novelty records (Mr Blobby). The independent sector, too, was entering it's darkest hour. With Seattle's nihilistic grunge scene -headed by Nirvana - championed as the cure for rock's ills. This lack of self-belief was reflected in a cover story in rock bible NME on 30th October 1993 titled "21st Century Joy", which suggested that the music scene in 2003 would be entirely electronic. Within a month, however, it was obvious to keen observers that a new sound and attitude was emerging from Britain's satellite towns like the proverbial bat out of hell. At the inaugural 'In The City' event in Manchester in November 1993 - a music industry showcase organised by Factory Records boss Tony Wilson - a crop of spiky young bands shared a radical, back-to-basics approach. Two in particular stood out - S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men. Angry, articulate and caustically tuneful, both bands would - over the course of 18 glorious months - light up the British music scene as spectacularly as a distress flare. Backed by electrifying live performances both bands would go to be heralded by the NME in January 1994 as part of the 'New Wave Of New Wave'. Both signing record deals with Virgin off-shoot Hi-Rise Recordings, the bands would go onto to releases a string of EPs such as You're Not My Babylon, Spring 1994, Too Sussed? & I Want To Kill Somebody. Before debut albums Self-Abused and (Come On, Join) The High Society came out to respectable chart positions of 59 and 62. However, with both Blur and Oasis enjoying unprecedented chart success - Oasis' Definitely Maybe, released in August 1994, sold 100,000 in four days - both were seen as disappointing. Internal divisions, too, were pushing both bands to breaking point. SMASH imploded and TAM would go onto release the criminally overlooked second album Accident & Emergency. This unique 6CD collection brings together both bands output from this short lived scene. All of the EPs and albums are here and ordered chronologically to give the listener the best possible perspective of the how the scene unfolded. Accompanying the 6CDs is a 32 page booklet featuring former NME journalist Paul Moody's (the man responsible for coining the phrase the New Wave of New Wave) in-depth essay depicting the rise and fall of the scene, along with interviews with members of both bands. The booklet also includes previously unseen photos by photographers Martyn Goodacre and Andy Wilshere and short essay's from both Ed Borrie (S*M*A*S*H) and members of These Animal Men. As the music and photographs compiled here illustrate, the look and sound of both bands remains timeless. Turn up the volume. S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men will see you in the speakers.
740155731731
New Wave Of New Wave (Box) (Uk)
Artist: These Animal Men / S.M.A.S.H
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Speed King (Demo)
2. You're Not My Babylon (Demo)
3. Ambulance (Demo)
4. Drugs Again
5. Lady Love Your Cunt
6. Revisited No.3
7. Shame
8. Real Surreal
9. Too Sussed? (Live)
10. Speeed King
11. Jobs for the Boys
12. Who's the Daddy Now?
13. You're Not My Babylon
14. (I Want to) Kill Somebody (Topper Mix)
15. (I Want to) Kill Somebody (Keith Le Blanc Mix)
16. (I Want to) Kill Somebody (Gunshot
17. Headhunter Mix)
18. (I Want to) Kill Somebody (Bragg Reshuffle)
19. Revisited No 5
20. Barrabas
21. Oh Ovary
22. Altruism
23. Reflections of You (Remember Me)
24. Self Abused
25. Intermission (Instrumental) ['Silence Scream']
26. Another Love
27. Another Shark in My Swimming Pool
28. Real Surreal
29. Dear Lou
30. Bang Bang Bang (Granta 25)
31. Time
32. A*L*L*Y*C (Bonus)
33. Trainspotter (Bonus)
34. Soul Around the World
35. Hooligan's Progress
36. Sharp Kid
37. Empire Building
38. Ambulance
39. This Year's Model
40. You're Always Right
41. Flawed Is Beautiful (Edit)
42. This Is the Sound of Youth
43. Sitting Tenant
44. Too Sussed?
45. (Come on, Join) the High Society
46. We Are Living
47. High Society (Return)
48. Another Love (Bobb It Mix)
49. Another Love (Uncut)
50. Petal Buzz
51. You've Got a Friend Who's a Friend of Mine
52. Reflections of You (Remember Me) (Live)
53. Time (Live)
54. Self Abused (Live)
55. You're Always Right
56. Nowhere Faces
57. My Human Remains
58. False Identification
59. Wait for It
60. You're Always Right [Extended Version]
61. Hammond Heavy (Emptyheads)
62. (My) Magazine
63. Wichita Lineman
64. Life Support Machine (Bentley Rhythm Ace Go to Town)
65. Life Support Machine (Freebie and the Bean Blip Mix)
66. Every Bullet ('s Got My Name on It)
67. Louis Louis
68. Seaman's Mission Lament
69. Sister Anne
70. Light Emitting Electrical Wave (Mandy's Mix)
71. Light Emitting Electrical Wave (Mutronic Mix)
72. Life Support Machine
73. Emitting Electrical Wave
74. Riverboat Captain
75. Monumental Money Maker
76. 24 Hours to Live
77. Sophisticated
78. New Wave Girl
79. Going Native
80. April 7th
81. When Your Hands Are Tied
82. Ambulance Man (Picking Up the Pieces)
83. Renumerator
84. Motorway Fast
85. Cleaning the System
86. Don't Get in My Way
87. Louie Loui (Origins)
88. Arthur Kane
89. When Your Hands Are Tied (Blues)
90. Hammond Heavy (Alternate Mix)
91. I Now Pronounce You
92. (This Is the) Sound of Youth (Fierce Panda Version)
93. Bang Bang Bang Granta 25 (Fierce Panda Version)
94. Shame [Demo]
95. Llyc [Demo]
96. Dear Lou [Demo]
97. Self Abused [Demo]
98. (I Want to) Kill Somebody [Demo]
99. Drugs Again [Demo]
100. Real Surreal [Demo]
101. Another Love [Demo]

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BRITAIN in 1993 now seems like another time, another place. Paralysed into a state of torpor by 14 years of Tory government and cowed by England's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the national mood was one of escapism. Pop music was also short-circuiting, the charts full of manufactured boy bands (Take That, East 17), inane electro-pop (2 Unlimited's'No Limits', Culture Beat's 'Mr Vain') and novelty records (Mr Blobby). The independent sector, too, was entering it's darkest hour. With Seattle's nihilistic grunge scene -headed by Nirvana - championed as the cure for rock's ills. This lack of self-belief was reflected in a cover story in rock bible NME on 30th October 1993 titled "21st Century Joy", which suggested that the music scene in 2003 would be entirely electronic. Within a month, however, it was obvious to keen observers that a new sound and attitude was emerging from Britain's satellite towns like the proverbial bat out of hell. At the inaugural 'In The City' event in Manchester in November 1993 - a music industry showcase organised by Factory Records boss Tony Wilson - a crop of spiky young bands shared a radical, back-to-basics approach. Two in particular stood out - S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men. Angry, articulate and caustically tuneful, both bands would - over the course of 18 glorious months - light up the British music scene as spectacularly as a distress flare. Backed by electrifying live performances both bands would go to be heralded by the NME in January 1994 as part of the 'New Wave Of New Wave'. Both signing record deals with Virgin off-shoot Hi-Rise Recordings, the bands would go onto to releases a string of EPs such as You're Not My Babylon, Spring 1994, Too Sussed? & I Want To Kill Somebody. Before debut albums Self-Abused and (Come On, Join) The High Society came out to respectable chart positions of 59 and 62. However, with both Blur and Oasis enjoying unprecedented chart success - Oasis' Definitely Maybe, released in August 1994, sold 100,000 in four days - both were seen as disappointing. Internal divisions, too, were pushing both bands to breaking point. SMASH imploded and TAM would go onto release the criminally overlooked second album Accident & Emergency. This unique 6CD collection brings together both bands output from this short lived scene. All of the EPs and albums are here and ordered chronologically to give the listener the best possible perspective of the how the scene unfolded. Accompanying the 6CDs is a 32 page booklet featuring former NME journalist Paul Moody's (the man responsible for coining the phrase the New Wave of New Wave) in-depth essay depicting the rise and fall of the scene, along with interviews with members of both bands. The booklet also includes previously unseen photos by photographers Martyn Goodacre and Andy Wilshere and short essay's from both Ed Borrie (S*M*A*S*H) and members of These Animal Men. As the music and photographs compiled here illustrate, the look and sound of both bands remains timeless. Turn up the volume. S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men will see you in the speakers.
        
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