Tuesday, May 31, 2011

4AD: The Glory Years

This week's show is an overview of the glory years of one of the most important indie UK labels, 4AD. Their best stuff runs from 1980 until 1992 and I chose two tracks from each year, without repeating artists. Rather challenging! There's some good nuggets I couldn't fit in from the early years but after compiling this show I realized the best 4AD stuff is widely known and available, as opposed to many labels where critical one-off singles and compilation tracks are hidden away.

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Rema-Rema - Rema-Rema (Wheel In The Roses 12" BAD5, 1980)
Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Terror Couple Kill Colonel 7" AD7, 1980)
The Past Seven Days - Raindance (Raindance 7" AD102, 1981)
Dif Juz - Cs (Huremics 12" BAD109, 1981)
Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse (Life In The Gladhouse 12" BAD208, 1982)
Colin Newman - We Means We Starts (We Means We Starts 7" AD209, 1982)
The Birthday Party - Sonny's Burning (The Bad Seed 12" BAD301, 1983)
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup (Sunburst And Snowblind 12" BAD314, 1983)
Dead Can Dance - Ocean (Dead Can Dance CAD404, 1984)
Colourbox - Fast Dump (Say You 12" BAD403, 1984)
Clan Of Xymox - A Day (Clan Of Xymox CAD503, 1985)
The Wolfgang Press - The Deep Briny (Water 12" BAD502, 1985)
This Mortal Coil - Drugs (Filigree & Shadow DAD609, 1986)
Throwing Muses - Hate My Way (Throwing Muses CAD607, 1986)
Frazier Chorus - Sloppy Heart (Sloppy Heart 12" BAD708, 1987)
Pixies - Levitate Me (Come On Pilgrim MAD709, 1987)
Ultra Vivid Scene - She Screamed (She Screamed 12" BAD806, 1988)
Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares - Stani Mi, Maytcho (Get Up, My Daughter) (Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares: Volume 2 CAD801CD, 1988)
Pale Saints - Sight Of You (Barging Into The Presence Of God 12" BAD910, 1989)
Lush - Scarlet (Scar JAD911, 1989)
The Breeders - Doe (Pod CAD0006, 1990)
His Name Is Alive - If July (Livonia CAD0008, 1990)
Heidi Berry - Up In The Air (Love CAD1012, 1991)
Spirea X - Chlorine Dream (Chlorine Dream 12" BAD1004, 1991)
Belly - Slow Dog (single version) (Slow Dust 12" BAD2009, 1992)
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill (Down Colorful Hill CAD2014, 1992)

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