It’s no secret that Scott Miller has long been one of my favorite indiepop songwriters – I’ve been singing his praises in the Bright Ideas for ages (and recently, the English Singles) – so I’m thrilled to be able to introduce the pop world to his ’90s punky-pop group, Nar. Nar were more than just your average punk band (I mean, how many punk bands can you name that have covered both Felt and Aztec Camera?), and they released a bunch of singles and a split lp via tiny Californian labels such as Yakamashi, Very Small and Scott’s own Secret Center, gaining a bit of notoriety in their hometown of Sacramento, but never really achieving any quantifiable success (Scott’s other punky-pop band, the Bananas, are a different story altogether). This is a reissue of the similarly-named posthumously self-released cd-r (with a couple tracklisting alterations) that collects pretty much every song from the band’s career onto one packed, non-stop pogo-inspiring disc!
Tracklist: Holiday Routine / The Modern Man / Bullshit Central / Drunk & Benevolent / S.O.A. Derby Park / What?! / Popcorn Festival / One Moon Surprise / Blue Sky / Red Ronigun / I Am You / Speedball / Wrecklessly Inconsistent / Bad Thoughts / Christopher Street / What I Saw / Tradewinds / Cool District / Right Idea / Renaissance Behaviour / Hi, We’re Nar / I Like Times / Hat Trick / Spacesuit / False Claims / Romano McNacho / Longest Mile / (You) Can’t Tell Me Nothing / Play Safe! / May ’92 / The Bridge / D.G.M.N.S. / Birth Of The True / On My Pillow / Boring Facts / I Remember Everything / The Brides Go To Boston / Showdown / Feelin’ Proud / Grey Sky / Crystal Days / I Do (live) / Corvette Summer (live)