Flatmates
Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles
The Wedding Present

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In 1986, the British music weekly NME issued a cassette dubbed C-86, which included a number of bands -- McCarthy, the Wedding Present, Primal Scream, the Pastels, and the Bodines among them -- influenced in equal measure by the jangly guitar pop of the Smiths, the three-chord naivete of the Ramones, and the nostalgic sweetness of the girl group era. Also dubbed "anorak pop" and "shambling" by the British press, the C-86 movement was itself short-lived, but it influenced hordes of upcoming bands on both sides of the Atlantic who absorbed the scene's key lessons of simplicity and honesty to stunning effect, resulting in music -- given the universal label of "twee pop" -- whose hallmarks included boy-girl harmonies, lovelorn lyrics, infectious melodies, and simple, unaffected performances.

C-86 Artists Highlights

Flatmates
Flatmates
The Wedding Present
The Wedding Present
The Pastels
The Pastels
Talulah Gosh
Talulah Gosh
The Wolfhounds
The Wolfhounds
Primal Scream
Primal Scream

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C-86 Album Highlights

Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles
Primal Scream
Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The ...
Crystal Crescent
Primal Scream
Crystal Crescent
Dirty Hits
Primal Scream
Dirty Hits
A Truckload of Trouble: 1986-1993
The Pastels
A Truckload of Trouble: ...
Will Anything Happen
Shop Assistants
Will Anything Happen
Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004
The Wedding Present
Complete Peel Sessions ...

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C-86 Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Velocity Girl Primal Scream
Velocity Girl
Primal Scream
Kowalski Primal Scream
Nothing to Be Done The Pastels
Imperial Primal Scream
Train from Kansas City Shop Assistants
Give My Love to Kevin
The Wedding Present
Go Out and Get 'Em Boy! The Wedding Present
Nothing to Be Done The Pastels
Bringing Up Baby Talulah Gosh

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