Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s


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presents 63 tracks compiled and themed by Gary Crowley disc by disc, from ‘Jingly Jangly’ indie-pop 7″s to the extended 12″ that so much marked the era. Many of these tracks are rare and very hard to find having not appeared on any CDs before. The better known artists appearing here are represented by some of their lesser-known (‘lost’) tracks.

“The 80s (and especially the first part) was an amazing time for music. It was a mad, fast, kaleidoscopic rollercoaster ride where the chancers taking your money not only walked the walk; they backed it up with innovative, amazing tunes that changed the way music was made forever. That’s certainly how I remember it…” Gary Crowley.

Presented in a beautiful 4CD media book, featuring 40 pages of Gary’s track by track notes, plus memories of the era from Nick Heyward (Haircut 100), Sarah Dallin (Bananarama), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Clare Grogan (Altered Images) and more.

“So here, spread over these four CDs, I’ve collected together the best (in my personal opinion) of the guitar bands, the dance acts and the synth groups that made up the soundtrack of that gloriously thrilling decade for me and my friends. As well as some of its most memorable 12 inch remixes. Let me just state for the record, you’ll find no Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Duran Duran, Dire Straits or the like appearing on these discs…”

Disc: 1

  1. Vic Godard – Stop That Girl
  2. The Pale Fountains – (There’s Always) Something On My Mind
  3. Haircut 100 – Milk Film
  4. Aztec Camera – Pillar To Post
  5. The Bluebells – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool
  6. Prefab Sprout – Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
  7. Fantastic Something – If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain)
  8. The Suede Crocodiles – Stop The Rain
  9. Friends Again – Honey At The Core
  10. Strawberry Switchblade – Trees And Flowers
  11. April Showers – Abandon Ship
  12. Paul Quinn – Ain’t That Always The Way

Disc: 2

  1. Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps
  2. Bow Wow Wow – Mickey Put It Down
  3. The Apollinaires – The Feeling’s Gone
  4. The Redskins – Keep On Keeping On
  5. JoBoxers – Is This Really The First Time You’ve Been In Love
  6. Hey! Elastica- This Town
  7. Spandau Ballet – Confused
  8. Depeche Mode – Shake The Disease
  9. Paul Haig – Running Away
  10. Altered Images – Love To Stay

Disc: 3

  1. Wham! – A Ray Of Sunshine
  2. Grandmaster Flash – The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
  3. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
  4. Whodini – Magic’s Wand [Special Extended Mix]
  5. Blue Rondo à la Turk – Klacto Vee Sedstein
  6. Pigbag – The Big Bean
  7. Funkapolitan – If Only
  8. The Staple Singers – Slippery People [Club Version]