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Bad Manners / The Albums 1980 – 1985

5CD set • Five albums with many bonus tracks

Next month, Cherry Red will release The Albums 1980-1985 a new five-disc box set featuring the music of British Two Tone/Ska band Bad Manners.

The 93-track box set covers the six year period in the title and offers five albums: Ska ‘n’ B (1980), Loonee Tunes (1980), Gosh It’s…Bad Manners (1981), Forging Ahead (1982) and Mental Notes (1985).

But it’s not just about the albums…. every long-player here includes bonus tracks – B-sides, remixes etc. – some of which are appearing on CD for the first time. There are 35 extra tracks, in total.

The Albums 1980-1985 comes as a clamshell box and features a 20-page booklet. It is released on 24 August 2018.

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Bad Manners

The Albums 1980-85: 5CD Clamshell Boxset

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CD ONE:
SKA ‘N’ B
1. NE-NE NA-NA NA-NA NU-NU
2. HERE COMES THE MAJOR
3. FATTIE FATTIE
4. KING SKA-FA
5. MONSTER MASH
6. CALDONIA (WHAT MAKES YOUR BIG HEAD HARD)
7. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
8. WOOLY BULLY
9. LIP UP FATTY
10. SPECIAL BREW
11. INNER LONDON VIOLENCE
12. SCRUFFY WAS A HUFFY CHUFFY TUG BOAT

BONUS TRACKS
13. HOLIDAYS
14. NIGHT BUS TO DALSTON (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
15. LIP UP FATTY (12” EXTENDED VERSION)
16. SPECIAL BREW (7” VERSION)
17. IVOR THE ENGINE

CD TWO:
LOONEE TUNES!
1. ECHO FOUR-TWO
2. JUST A FEELING
3. EL PUSSYCAT
4. DORIS
5. SPY I
6. TEQUILA
7. LORRAINE
8. ECHO GONE WRONG
9. SUICIDE
10. THE UNDER SEA ADVENTURES OF IVOR THE ENGINE
11. BACK IN ’60
12. JUST PRETENDIN’

BONUS TRACKS
13. LORRAINE (12” EXTENDED VERSION)
14. HERE COMES THE MAJOR (NEW IMPROVED VERSION)

CD THREE:
GOSH IT’S
1. WALKING IN THE SUNSHINE
2. DANSETTA
3. CAN CAN
4. WEEPING AND A WAILING
5. CASABLANCA (RAGS AND RICHES)
6. DON’T BE ANGRY
7. BEN E. WRIGGLE
8. RUNAWAY
9. NEVER WILL CHANGE
10. ONLY FUNKIN’
11. END OF THE WORLD
12. GHERKIN

BONUS TRACKS
13. ARMCHAIR DISCO
14. WALKING IN THE SUNSHINE (12” EXTENDED VERSION)
15. NIGHT BUS TO DALSTON (VOCAL VERSION)
16. BUONA SERA
17. THE NEW ONE
18. NO RESPECT
19. YAKETY YAK
20. ELIZABETHAN REGGAE

CD FOUR:
FORGING AHEAD
1. SALAD BAR
2. TONIGHT IS YOUR NIGHT
3. SAMSON AND DELILAH (BIBLICAL VERSION)
4. EXODUS
5. GOT NO BRAINS
6. ROSE OF ITALY
7. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (EXTENDED LICK MIX)
8. FALLING OUT OF LOVE
9. SEVENTH HEAVEN
10. EDUCATING MARMALADE
11. WHAT’S UP CRAZY PUP
12. YOUR

BONUS TRACKS
13. PSYCHEDELIC ERIC
14. FLASHPOINT
15. BEN E. WRIGGLE (REMIX)
16. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (7” VERSION)
17. SAMSON AND DELILAH (7” VERSION)
18. GOOD HONEST MAN
19. YOUR (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
20. THAT’LL DO NICELY
21. MONSTER LOVE (DUB)
22. THAT’LL DO NICELY (12” EXPRESS VERSION)

CD FIVE:
MENTAL NOTES
1. WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
2. BLUE SUMMER
3. BODY TALK
4. TOSSIN’ IN MY SLEEP
5. TIE ME UP
6. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY
7. DESTINATION UNKNOWN
8. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE
9. WORK
10. SATURDAY NIGHT

BONUS TRACKS
11. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (EXTENDED LICK USA RE-MIX)
12. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (EXTENDED INSTRUMENTAL USA RE-MIX)
13. THAT’LL DO NICELY (USA 7” RE-MIX)
14. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (USA 7” RE-MIX)
15. BLUE SUMMER (RE-MIX)
16. MR. JORDAN (LOUIE LOUIE)
17. BLUE SUMMER (DUB)
18. WHAT THE PAPERS SAY (12” MIX)
19. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (EXTENDED RE-MIX)
20. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (DUB VERSION)

15 responses to Bad Manners / The Albums 1980 – 1985

  1. Ali Carnell says:

    Are these remastered?

  2. Clark C. says:

    I just saw Bad Manners in San Jose, California for their 2018 West Coast tour. Buster and the boys still put on an amazing show. I will probably be getting this set as it has 35 extra tracks.
    “Gonna Get Along With Out You Now” and “Oh Jamaica” (Bad Manners with Verona) was released in 1989 around the time of the band’s album “Return of the Ugly”. To my knowledge, these 2 songs have not yet appeared on CD. It would be nice to include them in some Bad Manners collection someday. Perhaps a “Rare and Fatty Volume 2” collection might be something to consider?

    • Pete Irwin says:

      Hi Clark. Both of those tracks have appeared on the 1997 compilation Viva La Ska Revolution. The Radio Mix of Gonna Get Along without you now was also included on the UK issue Bluebeat CD Return Of The Ugly.

      The reggae mix of the same track has also cropped up on a CD compilation, but to my knowledge the Ska mix is still only available on the vinyl 12″.

      Cheers, Pete

  3. David Regan says:

    Why isn’t the track Gonna Get Along With Out You included in this set..was it recorded after 85 I don’t think it was

  4. Helen slater says:

    The greatest band ever,phenomenal live ,”keep going Buster”,we love you !

  5. Martin Power says:

    Nice release and a decent price too. They are a great live band and always popular and I loved them in my younger years as a scooter boy (Now long since gone…)

    Not sure I would be up for 5 albums worth though to be fair but for fans a great buy

  6. Glenn says:

    Nice to see this coming out. Great that the US 7″ and 12″ mixes are here along with the tracks from the prior Caption Oi Mental Notes reissue. Good to include the Party Party tracks as well (both are great). Nice that there are no omissions from the prior set of reissues as pointed out earlier.

    I assume the That’ll Do Nicely ‘USA 7″ Remix’ is the 4:14 remix from the commercial and promo 12″s. They are missing the 4:14 Dub remix of that track from the US promo 12″ (link below) but otherwise complete as far as I can tell.

    https://www.discogs.com/Bad-Manners-Thatll-Do-Nicely/release/2763096

  7. Phil H. says:

    YAKETY YAK and ELIZABETHAN REGGAE are new to CD 3 and CD 5 is an all new release of Mental Notes along with bonus. Everything else is the same as the 2010 Cherry Red issues, including the bonus tracks. I LOVE the first four albums.

  8. Ivar Hamilton says:

    Love that all the b-sides and remixes will be available!

  9. Nelson Lee says:

    I would say they are more of a great live band. Not the sort of music I would listen to at home even though I enjoyed their singles

  10. Paul says:

    Looking forward to seeing them in gibralter in September

  11. Rob C says:

    They were popular in the States – Samson & Delilah; Salad Bar; That’ll Do Nicely; My Girl Lolipop; Bang On The Drum; Got No Brains all received airplay on stations like KROQ in Southern California.

  12. madman says:

    Obviously, there’s a market for this, but were these guys that popular around the world? I don’t recall that they were big here in the US, except for maybe “My Girl Lollipop”.

    • Tomas says:

      Oh u can bet they’re popular around the world. And this box set is pretty juicy with all thoose bonus tracks. Good price for 22 quid.

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