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Millions Like Us / The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-89 / 4CD set

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Cherry Red will release Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival in December.

The four-CD set compiles a generous 100 tracks from the 1977 -1989 era (see full track listing below) and includes music from bands like The Untouchables, The Lambrettas, Purple Hearts, The Prisoners and Merton Parkas.

As per the label’s 2013 indie-pop collection Sacred to Get Happy, this will be packaged as a lavish bookset and like that excellent release, Millions Like Us benefits from some very appealing graphic design.

Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival is released on 8 December 2014.



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Track listings

Disc: 1
1. Just Another Teenage Anthem – The New Hearts
2. The Fashion Plague – The Exits
3. I Can’t Resist – The Reaction
4. All The Sounds Of Fear (Demo) – Strangeways
5. Sema 4 Messages – Sema 4
6. No Survivors – Speedball
7. See Saw – The Jolt
8. They’re Back Again, Here They Come – The Cigarettes
9. Why Shouldn’t It Happen To Me – The Killermeters
10. What I Want – The Donkeys
11. Time For Action – Secret Affair
12. Millions Like Us – Purple Hearts
13. Now It’s Gone – The Chords
14. Your Side Of Heaven – Back To Zero
15. Walking Down The Kings Road – Squire
16. Plastic Smile – Merton Parkas
17. Modern Boys – The Crooks
18. Untamed Youth – Untamed Youth
19. The Beat Is Back – The First Steps
20. Gabrielle – The Nips
21. Strength Of The Nation – The Teenbeats
22. Go Steady – The Lambrettas
23. 1970’s Boy – Long Tall Shorty
24. Career Girls – Les Elite
25. Don’t Throw Your Life Away (Live) – Beggar
26. Let Me Be The One (Live) – The Mods

Disc: 2
1. Opening Up – The Circles
2. Saturday Night – The Odds
3. Bank Holiday Weekend – Seventeen
4. Carefree – The Most
5. Hey Girl – The Scene
6. Wild About You – The Same
7. Bank Holiday – The Vandells
8. Three Bands Tonight – The Directions
9. Maybe Tomorrow – The Chords
10. School Days – Sta – Prest
11. Pack Fair And Square (Previously Unissued Demo) – 9 Below Zero
12. Blood Spattered With Guitars – The Accidents
13. Television Screen Heroes – Mi5
14. My World – Secret Affair
15. S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song) – Q – Tips
16. That Driving Beat – Red Beans And Rice
17. Choose You – Dead Beats
18. Nobody Loves Me – The Letters
19. Fuck Art Let’s Dance – The Name
20. D – a
21. My Mind Goes Round In Circles – Squire
22. I’ve Had Enough – The Scene
23. I Can See Through Walls – D.C.10’s
24. Soho – Run 229
25. No Way Out – The Fixations
26. Don’t Lecture Me – Two Tone Pinks

Disc: 3
1. The Kid – Small Hours
2. Tina’s Party – Weekend
3. Only For Sheep (Previously Unissued) – The Upset
4. Can We Go Dancing – The Amber Squad
5. Red With Purple Flashes – The Times
6. Go – The Heartbeats
7. Blind To Fiction – The Dodos
8. Would You Listen Girl – The Retreads
9. Win Or Lose – Long Tall Shorty
10. The Faker – The Gents
11. No Vacancies – The Clues
12. You And I – The Onlookers
13. Love Is Dead – Small World
14. Plane Crash (Respond Version) – Purple Hearts
15. One Step Ahead – The Stripes
16. Modesty Blaise – Direct Hits
17. I’ll Keep Holding On – The Diplomats
18. Confusion (Hits Us Everytime) – The Truth
19. Hurricane – The Prisoners
20. I Don’t Need No Doctor – Fast Eddie
21. Wednesday Girl – The Jetset
22. Jump Back – Dee Walker
23. Time Moves Us On – The Way Out
24. Nothing You Can Do – Manual Scan
25. I Am With You – Mod Fun

Disc: 4
1. Something That You Said – The Scene
2. Bend Don’t Break – Stupidity
3. In This Town – The Moment
4. Free Yourself – The Untouchables
5. Dreams Come True – The Combine
6. Guilty – The Alljacks
7. Here Is My Number – Makin’ Time
8. Kiss And Make Up – The Co
9. One Good Reason – The Boss
10. The Last Man In Europe – The Blades
11. Catcher In The Rye – 5:30!
12. Train To London Town – Solid State
13. I Want To Sleep With You – Eleanor Rigby
14. Looking For You – The Rage
15. Step Back – The Threads
16. Jobs For The Boys – The Risk
17. Blow Up – James Taylor Quartet
18. Julie London – The Kick
19. All I Want To Be – The Reflection A.O.B.
20. Get Out Of My Hair – Studio 68
21. Paint In A Day – The Leepers
22. Worming – The Clique
23. Arthur C. Clarke – The Aardvarks



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2 responses to Millions Like Us / The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-89 / 4CD set

  1. Paul H says:

    There’s some good stuff here, and I agree the “Scared to Get Happy” collection was beautifully curated too. Probably a licensing/cost issue, but it doesn’t seem right that the Jam aren’t represented somehow. Ditto the Smiths on STGH. Will still invest tho’

  2. Rareglam says:

    I’ve had this set on pre-order for two weeks. Nice to see a wider overview set of the era rather than the usual stand alone single disc compilations or artist anthologies. It takes me back to when I was an extra in ‘Quadrophenia’. I think it is actually a strength of the set that The Jam are not on it. They would only overshadow everything else, this set is about who they inspired. Now if Cherry Red could do their next book set on the Two-Tone / Ska scene then that would be a perfect partner.

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