Essential Bop Chronicles: The Post Punk Years 1979-1984

Bristol Archive Records
  • 1. Chronicle
  • 2. Raiders Blues
  • 3. Eloquent Sounds
  • 4. Croaked
  • 5. Butler (In Running Shorts)
  • 6. Tin And Plastic
  • 7. Love Is A Loud Noise
  • 8. Monkey Glands
  • 9. Mandarin Whores (Live)
  • 10. Quotation
  • 11. Death Wears Yellow Garters (Live)
  • 12. Pleasure Dome
  • 13. The Western Blues
  • 14. Mau Mau
  • 15. ABZ Of Love
  • 16. The Death Of The Cool
  • 17. Espionage
  • 18. Why Did You Call My Name?
  • 19. Kicking The Sun Around
  • 20. Cenotaph
  • 21. Chronicle (Live)

Essential Pop emerged from Bristol's post-punk maelstrom along with the Art Objects, The Glaxo Babies, The Pop Group and a bunch of other lesser-known outfits that came to dominate the Bristol scene for a few years. Ace collection of their works.

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