VA - Sharon Signs to Cherry Red - Independent Women 1979 - 1985 (RSD 2017)

VA - Sharon Signs to Cherry Red - Independent Women 1979 - 1985 (RSD 2017)

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(description via Roughtrade.co.uk) Our Compilation of the year gets released on Vinyl and we have a Rough Trade / Night School Exclusive. Limited to 300 Copies on Red Vinyl. School Daze and RPM proudly present a compendium of the demo cassette generation from the early 1980’s, filtered through (principally British) independent women of the post-punk era. Sharon Signs To Cherry Red is but an overview of a fertile time, when the democratization of music through punk had resulted in new viewpoints, talents and perspectives finding their voice. The breadth here is a joy: from the sugary Dorothy (originally on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records) to ex-Dolly Mixture Debsey Wykes’s Coming Up Roses, from the punked scrawl of The Petticoats to the avant funk of Bristol’s Scream and Dance, the one thread all these groups have in common is their fierce independence. That and their XX chromosomes. Some of these recordings are surfacing for the first time on Sharon Signs To Cherry Red, while others are from rare 7”s and compilation releases. School Daze is a new imprint from the Glasgow-based Night School, focusing on discovering and sharing the past. Vinyl Track Listing. A1. The Kamikaze Pilots – Sharon Signs To Cherry Red A2. Dorothy – I Confess A3. Marine Girls – Hate The Girl A4. The Avocados – I Never Knew A5. Scream And Dance – In Rhythm A6. Strawberry Switchblade – Seaside (Go Away) A7. Dolly Mixture – How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane? A8. The Petticoats – Normal B1. Dawn Chorus And The Blue Tits – Teenage Kicks B2. Family Fodder – Debbie Harry B3. Vivien Goldman – Launderette B4. Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike – A Splash Of Red B5. Rexy – (Don’t) Turn Me Away B6. Sarah Goes Shopping – Summer Blues B7. Coming Up Roses – I Could Have Been Your Girlfriend B8. Amy and The Angels – I Hate Being In Love