29 April 2013
Scared To Get Happy 
Scared To Get Happy

(Ex-)Factory artists feature on final tracklisting of Cherry Red's 5CD set Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 as announced by Slicing Up Eyeballs.

The compilation will take an extensive look back at the golden era of British guitar-based indie-pop and features a veritable who's who of artists including Josef K, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream and The Wedding Present.

The Factory element (3 out of 134 tracks) is provided by James, The Railway Children and The Wake as follows:

James - Hymn From A Village (1985)
The Railway Children - A Gentle Sound (1986)
The Wake - Gruesome Castle (1988)

The collection is due out 24 June 2013, includes a 72-page booklet and is expected to cost about 50 GBP.

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

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