- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
The Wild Swans, The Lotus Eaters, Care, The Lightning Seeds, Furniture and more.
The Whole Nine Yards 13.9.12 Hour 2 C86 Indie Heaven Special with Roy Stannard on www.seahavenfm.com
C86 was a cassette compilation released by the British music magazine NME in 1986, featuring new bands licensed from British independent record labels of the time. As a term, C86 quickly evolved into shorthand for a guitar-based musical genre characterized by jangling guitars and melodic power pop song structures, although other musical styles were represented on the tape. In its time, it became a pejorative term for its associations with so-called "shambling" (a John Peel-coined description celebrating the self-conscious primitive approach of some of the music) and underachievement. The C86 scene is now recognized as a pivotal moment for independent music in the UK, as is recognized in the subtitle of the compilation's 2006 extended reissue: CD86: 48 Tracks from the Birth of Indie Pop. Influenced bands like The Cure and Aztec Camera.