Where Were You: Independent Music From Leeds 78-89 - Where Were You: Independent Music From Leeds 78-89 | RECORD STORE DAY

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1. The Mekons- Where Were You
2. Rouge- Have You Seen Gene
3. Jerks -Cool
4. Rats and Delicious- No Time
5. Agony Column -(I Had It) All Worked Out
6. The Neat- Hormones in Action (In My Heart)
7. Gang of Four- Damaged Goods (Emi Version)
8. Scritti Politti- Messthetics
9. The City Limits- Morse-Code Messages
10. Expelaires- Sympathy (Don't Be Taken in)
11. The Alwoodley Jets- Crash 'N Burn
12. Girls at Our Best -Getting Nowhere Fast
13. Shake Appeal- My Own Way
14. Delta 5 -You
15. Knife Edge- Favourite Girl
16. Music for Pleasure -The Human Factor
17. The Squares- Buddy Holly
18. Mirror Boys- at Tiffanys
19. Dance Chapter- Anonymity
20. The Boys- Let It Rain
21. Soft Cell- a Man Can Get Lost
22. Abrasive Wheels -Army Song
23. Icon A.D.- Fight for Peace
24. The Expelled- Government Policy
25. The Underdogs- East of Dachau
26. The Sisters of Mercy -Temple of Love
27. The March Violets- Religious As Hell
28. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry- Beating My Head
29. Anabas- Barricades
30. The Three Johns- Do the Square Thing (7" Version)
31. Vicious Pink -Cccan't You See
32. Tom Fazzini- 16 Vessels
33. Annie Hogan -Executioners Song (Kickabye)
34. DÉJA Vu- Cut the Cross
35. Flowers for Agatha- Presentation
36. Xero Slingsby and the Works- Hurricane Damage in Leeds (Live)
37. The Hollow Men- Late Flowering Lust
38. Rose of Avalanche- Goddess
39. The Cassandra Complex -Moscow Idaho
40. Surfin Dave and the Absent Legends- Stateside Centre
41. Age of Chance- I Don't Know and I Don't Care
42. Third Circle- Last Night Was the Best Night of My Life
43. The Wedding Present- You Should Always Keep in Touch with Your Friends
44. Pink Peg Slax- Boy from Leeds
45. Dustdevils- Seeds in the Spoil
46. The Mission -Wasteland
47. Salvation- Thunderbird
48. The Rhythm Sisters- Saturday Sunday Lazy Leeds Afternoons
49. Ritzun Ratzun Rotzer- Noodleman
50. The Sinister Cleaners- Longing for Next Year
51. The Prowlers- Life's a Mystery
52. Son of Sam -Goodbye Junkie Jim
53. Len Liggins- Life in Leeds City
54. Good Shepherds -Wallpaper Man
55. Wmtid- Go Big Red
56. Mdma- Evidence
57. 1
58. Drug Free America- Day-Glo Pussycat
59. The Vaynes- Lick the Dirt
60. Bazooka Joe- Hiding from the Rentman
61. Cud I've Had It- with Blondes
62. The Snapdragons -The Things You Want
63. Groovin' with Lucy- Lenny's Lament
64. Purple Eternal- Trip#67 (Live)
65. Bridewell Taxis- Wild Boar
66. Ghost Dance -Celebrate
67. Pale Saints- Sight of You
68. Gold Frankincense ; Disk Drive- Character Assassinator
69. The Edsel Auctioneer -Our New Skin

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68 track 3CD box set celebrating the Leeds' independent scene of the 1980s. Featuring Soft Cell, Sisters Of Mercy, Gang Of Four, The Wedding Present, Scritti Politti, The Mission, and many more. Including The Mekons, CUD, Delta 5, The Pale Saints, Girls At Our Best, Age Of Chance, The Bridewell Taxis who all stamped their mark on the indie charts and were regulars/favourites on John Peel's radio show. Like many UK Northern cities, Leeds enjoyed an explosion of music triggered by the big bang of punk rock in 1977. Indie labels sprung up to cater for a new wave of bands, who carved their own identity as the 80s dawned. 'Where Were You' is the first comprehensive anthology of Leeds' independent music from that period, through to the end of the 1980s. From punk to goth, indie pop to industrial dancefloor, out-and-out pop to underground psychedelia, the four hours' worth of recordings here are a celebration of the musical diversity emanating from the city's studios and clubs. Co-compiled by Benoit Farvak (Salvation) and Richard Rouska (Rouska Records), 'Where Were You' also boasts numerous obscurities which make their debut on CD - including many tracks taken from records now worth a small fortune on the collector's scene. Overall, this is a fitting tribute to the legacy from one of the UK's finest northern musical cities.