Formed in 1985, McCarthy always got lumped in the C86 indie-jangle (well, they did feature on the original cassette!), but while most of the C86ers were singing about *being unable to get / being dumped by their *boyfriend / girlfriend (*delete as appropriate), McCarthy were writing about politics and life in Thatchers Britain and managed to relate perfectly the hopelessness many people felt at the time. But while most ‘political’ bands were ranting away with clenched fists, McCarthy were writing articulate, satirical, passionate songs and wrapping them up in the most melodic, vital indie-pop. This compilation features tracks from both “I Am A Wallet” and “The Enraged Shall Inherit The Earth” along with long deleted singles, Peel session tracks and rarities.
Tracklist: Red Sleeping Beauty / Should The Bible Be Banned / An MP Speaks / The Fall / The Funeral / We Are All Bourgeois Now / Antinature / Kill Kill Kill Kill / Frans Hals / The Myth Of The North/South Divide / Something Wrong Somewhere / This Nelson Rockefeller / Charles Windsor / From The Damned / Child Soon In Chains / The Enemy Is At Home (For The Fat Lady) / The Well Of Loneliness / You’re Alive / Keep An Open Mind Or Else / I’m Not A Patriot But… / Comrade Era / Should The Bible Be Banned.
Cherry Red CDMRED125