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1. Buzzcocks- Orgasm Addict
2. Slaughter and the Dogs- the Bitch
3. The Nosebleeds- Fascist Pigs
4. The Drones- City Drones
5. The Panik -Murder
6. V2 -Nothing to Do
7. Jilted John- Jilted John
8. Gyro- Central Detention Centre
9. Salford Jets- Lookin' at the Squares
10. John the Postman's Puerile -Kawalski of the Seaview Has Got the Best Hairstyle I've Ever Seen
11. Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias- Fuck You
12. John Cooper Clarke- I Don't Want to Be Nice
13. The Teardrops -Pompous
14. Passage- Slit Machine
15. Spherical Objects- Sweet Tooth
16. Steve Miro- Smiling in Reverse
17. Joy Division- Digital
18. The Smirks- American Patriots
19. Notsensibles -Lying on the Sofa
20. 48 Chairs- Psycle Sluts
21. Eddie Fiction Ufo 0Part 2
22. Mellotron -Warriors from Space
23. Speed- She's All There
24. Genocide- Renegade
25. Sister Ray -Suicide
26. Eddie Mooney ; the Grave -I Bought Three Eggs
27. Gerry and the Holograms- Gerry and the Holograms
28. The Fall- Flat of Angles
29. Steroid Kiddies- Seaside Teaser
30. Direct Hits- Back to the Sixties
31. Foreign Press- Crossfire
32. Crispy Ambulance- Motorway Boys
33. I.Q. Zero- Insects
34. Accident on the East Lancs.- We Want It Legalized
35. The Out -Who Is Innocent?
36. Gods Gift -These Days
37. Mud Hutters- Danger
38. Pathetix- Love in Decay
39. Private Sector- Just Wanna Stay Free
40. The Frantic Elevators- Hunchback of Notre Dame
41. Fast Cars- You're So Funny
42. Miss Kate -Ebony Eyes
43. Grow-Up- the Best Thing
44. Property of... -Dance Like You're Dead *
45. The Distractions- Doesn't Bother Me
46. The Durutti Column- Sketch for Summer
47. Bet Lynch's Legs- Riders in the Sky
48. The Hoax- Storm Trooper
49. Manicured Noise- Metronome
50. Magazine- a Song from Under the Floorboards
51. Vibrant Thigh- Walking Away
52. Enigma- Play with Fire
53. The Still -
54. Track 54
55. Spurtz -Boyfriends or Your Money Back
56. The Charlie Parkas Space Invaders
57. If Only -Puppet Masters
58. The Cheaters- (I Wanna Be a) Policeman
59. The Mekon- Must Have More Wheels
60. Bathroom Renovations- Apathetic Hell
61. The Liggers- Recorded or Live
62. Section 25 Knew Noise
63. The Diagram Bros. -There Is No Shower
64. The Things -Pieces of You
65. Dislocation Dance- Familiar View
66. Martin Hannett -The Music Room
67. Blue Orchids- the Flood (Demo)
68. Kevin Hewick- Haystack
69. Electra Complex -Magic
70. Hamsters- Animal
71. Biting Tongues- You Can Choke Like That
72. The Freshies -Wrap Up the Rockets
73. Ludus- Hugo Blanco
74. Mothmen- Temptation
75. A Certain Ratio- Waterline
76. Bee Vamp- Lucky Grills
77. New Order- Everything's Gone Green

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76 track celebration of all things Manchester from 1977 to 1981. A comprehensive look at the city's sounds featuring Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order, The Fall, John Cooper Clark, Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio, The Freshies, Slaughter & The Dogs, Magazine and many more. Includes tracks featuring many future stars of the Manchester music scene, such as Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Martin Coogan (The Mock Turtles), Graham Massey (808 State), Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and Chris Sievey (Frank Sidebottom). Back in 2017, Cherry Red unveiled a mammoth 7-CD compendium entitled 'Manchester North Of England', which attempted to document the city's vibrant music scene from punk to Britpop. Six years on, 'Keeping Control' is the sequel, a modest triple-disc retrospective concentrating on music from the punk and post-punk years. 'Keeping Control' boasts the "name" bands out of Greater Manchester from that period, however, the underlying musical story of this box set lies with the lesser-known Manchester Musicians Collective. A catalyst for many musicians at the time, the MMC organised gigs, other activities and encouragement to the many and varied talents emerging in the region during punk and it's aftershocks. Louise Alderman, co-founder of the Manchester Musicians Collective, has written a foreword for the box set, which is named after the MMC's short-lived fanzine. Via Louise's band mate in Manchester Mekon, Frank Ewart, we also have a few previously unissued tracks by acts closely affiliated with the organization. At the time, the Collective was celebrated across two albums, 'A Manchester Collection' and 'Unzipping The Abstract' (both 1980) - and most of the artists from these releases are represented. Beyond the MMC, Manchester enjoyed a thriving independent scene from 1977 onwards, inspired by Buzzcocks' debut EP on New Hormones, Rabid, TJM, Object Music, Absurd, Bent and last but certainly not least Factory... each of them carved a different furrow. Outside of the gravitational pull of London, which exerted such a strong pull across the South of England, Manchester evolved it's own unique identity, often mixing sharp humour with seemingly bleak, desolate-sounding music (reflecting the city's hardship during that time).