But HSAH is back after a relaxing holiday and without much going she has been investigating new old music and whilst downloading certain tracks she was directed to 80s.
Amazon directed HSAH to C86 after checking out the Go Betweens. C86 is a double album showcasing some of the finest tracks that came out in the middle of the 1980s, which is normally cited as a dry patch for indie music. After the end of the punk scene and the saturation of the new wave/new romantic scene at the beginning of the 80s, music started to reflect the consumerist nature of society. With this came a degree of back lash in music from those that still wanted to up hold the ideals and Do It Yourself nature of punk.
This CD showcases some of these bands that often centralised around creation records and the Living Room (Alan McGee's club night that was pivotal to this moment). This CD goes from the obscure (like Age of Chance and The Revolving Paint Dream) to the most successful candidates of that era for example Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain. With this CD you get a greater understanding of the music that was around then and gives you a deeper degree of knowledge on music that is around now. Primal Scream are still kicking around and The Jesus and Mary Chain have reformed for gigs, which demonstrates that there is still a demand for this music too, which is great to see as all music should be judged for its own merits. So if you have a couple of quid hanging around i would recommend you buy this CD.