Monday, July 10, 2006

to begin with

OK, so this is blog may well be dull to some, most, or all of you.
ho hum.

before i start whittering on about various records, incidents, whatever i want to say something about the whole 'C86' thing.

so here goes...

now i like quite a lot of twee & jangly guitar music BUT aligning those bands to what was happening on the C86 cassette and the concerts at the ICA is all a bit wrong.

there were only 3 or 4 twee or jangly bands on the C86 compilation - shop assistants, pastels and primal scream spring immediately to mind.
the majority of the compilation was taken up by angular, jerky bands like the mackenzies, bIG fLAME, bogshed, shrubs, stump, age of chance.
that's what made the C86 compilation special to me and i think it's about time someone mentioned it.

so there.

furthermore, whoever has put it about on this here internet thing that these bands were part of the (ridiculously named) "shambling" movement (ha!) needs to do a bit more research.
the bands mentioned above weren't a part fo the shambling thing. the bands that were are the same few bands on C86 that spawned what's now described as tweepop - pastels, shop assistants, etc.

so there again.

rant over.
next up the first useless anecdote of an 80's teenage indiekid.


  • At 4:02 AM, Blogger Rhodri said…

    Yeah, but you're forgetting that John Peel coined the term "shambling" specifically to describe the music of Bogshed.

  • At 4:40 AM, Blogger Tom said…

    Agreed. It grates with me that people associate twee with C86!

  • At 4:44 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    i know peel coined the term for bogshed, but the press took it up in terms of the pastels and the shop assistants.
    i suppose that's mainly as the press didn;t really cover bogshed much.

  • At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I read your blog to the end. And, thanks to my other half, who had a thing with him once, I also love Stuart McTell's tapes and all the musical cul de sacs they open up.


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