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  • Part of the Optic Sevens 40 Reissue series Edward Ball was a member of cult band The Television Personalities alongside his school friend Dan Treacy before leaving to concentrate on The Times "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" (inspired by cult TV series The Prisoner) is probably the best-known track from them, originally released...
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    Originally released in 1983, this rewarding record acted as a round-up of the Monochrome Set's career to date and was of immeasurable value to fans It's aged well, too Comprising of A and B sides from their Rough Trade released singles plus extracts from sessions for Radio 1, Capital Radio, and EMI Records, this LP contains unique...
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    Part of the Optic Sevens 40 Reissue series Before the term "indie pop" had even been invented, The Chefs had already nailed it Formed by Carl Evans and Helen McCookerybook, they first appeared on the Vaultage 79 compilation before releasing two singles for the Brighton based Attrix Records They recorded two sessions for the John...
  • Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series This version is a brand new band approved stereo mix of the only single by Liverpool cult legends The Wild Swans Due to studio inexperience, the single originally ended up being perhaps the only 12" in history with the A-side recorded in mono and the B-side, "God Forbid", in stereo...
  • Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series Colin Vearncombe may be forever associated with the worldwide hit "Wonderful Life" but six years earlier Black released this incredible single Evocative of The Smiths (although this was released years earlier) it contains all the elements of a classic indie single White vinyl; includes...
  • Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series The Wake formed in Glasgow (Scotland) in April 1981, after singer/guitarist Caesar teamed up with drummer Steven Allen and a bassist, Joe Donnelly Previously Caesar had played guitar in Altered Images, writing first single Dead Pop Stars and appearing on the first two John Peel sessions,...
  • Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series The Monochrome Set were something of the unsung heroes of the post-punk world; they fitted into absolutely no category whatsoever and their puckish take on spaghetti western soundtracks meets lounge jazz via the twisted lyrical imagery of vocalist Bid was as singular as it was unique...
  • Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series Article 58, named after the Soviet classification for counter-revolutionaries, were formed in Scotland by Gerri McLaughlin (vocals), Douglas MacIntyre (guitars), and Ewan MacLennan (bass), with Stephen Lironi (drums) on these recordings The group existed for a short period of time,...
  • Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series The Bluebells have dug deep into their archive to give Optic Nerve the earliest recordings of these tracks, which have never been released before and are exclusive to this 7" "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" is longer and more vibrant containing an extra verse and guitar solo which are not...
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    Part of The Optic Sevens 40 reissue series Two brief years at the dawn of the 1980s Josef K provided iconic Scots indie label Postcard Records with its sharpest cutting edge Although outlived -- and outsold -- by labelmates Orange Juice and Aztec Camera, Josef K perfected a prescient blend of skinny funk and leftfield pop, an...
  • Double LP version Color vinyl; Disc one is purple, disc 2 is gold Optic Nerve present Sorted! including first time reissues of Party Day's critically acclaimed and highly sought-after debut album Glasshouse from 1985 and the 1986 follow-up Simplicity Including all tracks from the singles and EP's, plus unreleased recordings Party...
  • The legendary session from members of The Outsiders, The Sound, and Honolulu Mountain Daffodils Released for the very first time Overseen by Adrian Janes and remastered by Nick Robbins In December 1978 Pete Williams, later to achieve cult infamy as Lord Sulaco of the Honolulu Mountain Daffodils, decided to realize a notion which...
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    Formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982 by Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis, and Bret Lunsford This four-track single was originally released in 1987 on 53rd & 3rd Records and appears here for the first time on 7" Limited four-track double 7" in gatefold sleeve; yellow vinyl; includes postcard and...
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    In 1980, post punk pop indie band Girls At Our Best came out of nowhere (Well, Leeds actually) with "Getting Nowhere Fast" and was the NME's "Single Of The Week" reaching the Top 10 of the indie chart The band, fronted by Judy Evans, released four further singles plus the album Pleasure which reached the UK album charts in 1981,...

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