The late '80s saw an abundance of jangly pop bands across the UK, and there were many, many wonderful releases to take in. Near the top of the heap sat this wee empire from Newcastle called Woosh (who booked gigs and did a fanzine, in addition to the label), who released ten 7"s - most of them flexis - in 1988-1989.
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It was an even mix of current popular bands (Pooh Sticks, Groove Farm, Choo Choo Train) and newer, unknown bands (Holidaymakers, Nivens, Esmerlda's Kite), and always reliable. This disc collects those ten perfect little records (sans one band, who unfortunately would not grant us permission to use their track) onto one handy disc to make for nearly an hour of top-notch jangly indiepop! Note: due to the lack of master tapes, in some cases the audio was lovingly extracted from the original vinyl, and is presented to you here in all of its mid-fi glory; sound quality purists be forewarned...
Holidaymakers - Everyday
The Nivens - Let Loose Of My Knee
The Driscolls - Father's Name Is Dad
Strawberry Story - Tell Me Now
The Haywains - Bythesea Road
The Haywains - Tobe's Gone West
Holidaymakers - Cincinnati
Holidaymakers - Seventh Valley Girl
The Nivens - Yesterday
The Nivens - I Hope You'll Always Be My Friend
Esmerelda's Kite - Vampire Girl
The Pooh Sticks - Hard On Love
St. James Infirmary - The Boy Who Crossed The Street
The Sunflowers - Bubble Bus
The Nivens - Beautiful
The Nivens - The Necessity For Spastics In 20th Century Culture
The Nivens - Northumberland
The Nivens - I Love Me
Eye Pilgrims - Wall Of Sand
Choo Choo Train - Many Happy Returns
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