One, Too, Twee (An Indiepop Retrospective)

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Twesting, twesting, won, too, twee.

One Too Twee – An Indiepop Retrospective was apparently a bootlegged compilation from 2004. There are a few versions of this about, but I think this is the extended version.

It is a slightly controversial compilation with grebo gurus Pop will Eat Itself and the not exactly twee Jesus
and Mary Chain. Belle and Sebastian are included, should they be in a retrospective? They were formed 10 years after C86 and still going strong, could be nu-twee?

I could spend days debating why Northern Picture Library and Tullycraft were not included. Well they were trying to keep it to an 80 track compilation. A complete introduction to a fey and shambolic scene, that through C86 kick started the modern indie era. With some well-known and obscure starlets of the twee scene.

Volume 1

01 – Another Sunny Day – Anorak City
02 – The Shop Assistants – All that Ever Mattered
03 – Black Tambourine – Throw Aggi off the Bridge
04 – Talulah Gosh – Bringing up Baby
05 – Pop Will Eat Itself – Like an Angel
06 – Jesus and Mary Chain – Upside Down
07 – The Vaselines – Son of a Gun
08 – Action Painting! – These Things Happen
09 – The Loft – Up the Hill and Down the Slope
10 – The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick
11 – The Bodines – William Shatner
12 – Josef K – Sorry for Laughing
13 – Orange Juice – Falling and Laughing
14 – Bubblegum Splash – Just Walked Away
15 – 14 Iced Bears – Come Get Me
16 – Autoclave – Dr. Seuss
17 – The Soup Dragons – Whole Wide World
18 – Unrest – Winona Ryder
19 – Blueboy – Popkiss
20 – The Flatmates – Happy All the Time
21 – St. Christopher – All of a Tremble
22 -Bi Bang Pow! – Love’s Going Out of Fashion
23 – The Pastels – I’m Alright with You
24 – The Roseships – Room in your Heart
25 – The Orchids – Caveman
26 – Shonen Knife – Twist Barbie
27 – The Sea Urchins – A Morning Odyssey

Volume 2

01 – The Hit Parade – Autobiography
02 – The Groove – The Best Part of Being with You
03 – The Springfields – Sunflower
04 – Strawberry Story – Ashlands Road
05 – Razorcuts – I’ll Still Be There
06 – Tiger Trap – Supercrush
07 – Blast O Country Style – All She Wants to Do Is Ride Her Bike
08 – Tsunami – Brickbook Building
09 – Beat Happening – What’s Important
10 – Marine Girls – Honey
11 – The Clouds – Tranquil
12 – The Sugargliders – Ahprahran
13 – The Lucksmiths – Untidy Towns
14 – The Chesterelds – Love Mountain
15 – The Weather Prophets – Like Frankie Lymon
16 – Miaow – When It All Comes Down
17 – Westlake – Rings on Her Fingers
18 – Lois – Press Play and Record
19 – Sundress – Give Your Heart Another Day
20 – Choo Choo Train – High
21 – The Wake – Carbrain
22 – Louis Philippe – Lazy English Sun
23 – Notre Dame – Sur Ton Repondeur
24 – Television Personalities – Goodnight Mr Spaceman
25 – BMX Bandits – Serious Drugs
26 – The Jasmine Minks – Cold Heart
27 – The Wedding Present – My Favourite Dress

Volume 3

01 – Heavenly – I Fell in Love Last Night
02 – The She-Brews – Leave All Your Old Loves
03 – The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fire Flies
04 – Tuscadero – Nancy Drew
05 – Belle & Sebastian – String Bean Jean
06 – White Town – Hair Like Alain Delon
07 – Cobalt – Saturday
08 – Allen Clapp & His Orchestra – Something Strange Happens
09 – Le Mans – Oh Romeo Romeo!
10 – Confetti – Yes Please!
11 – Even As We Speak – Falling Down the Stairs
12 – The Softies – I Love You More
13 – Screen Prints – Evening Feel
14 – Rocketship – Hey Hey Girl
15 – Courtney Love – Shaniko
16 – The Siddeleys – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
17 – Honeybunch – Mine Your Own
18 – Opal – Empty Box Blues
19 – Primal Scream – Velocity Girl
20 – Revolting Paint Dream – In the Afternoon
21 – The Pooh Sticks – Sweet Baby James
22 – Felt – Bitter End
23 – Melody Dog – Futuristic Lover
24 – Hopkirk & Lee – Free Arthur Lee
25 – The Clientele – Saturday
26 – The Field Mice – Between Hello and Goodbye

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5 thoughts on “One, Too, Twee (An Indiepop Retrospective)

  1. Apologies for ‘looking a gift horse in the mouth’ but would it be
    possible to rip & post this fine compilation in 320kbps quality please?
    Ditto for the Sarah compilations.
    Many thanks in advance…

  2. Hi, The recording was a bootlegged bootleg which I found on a filesharing site. I think you would be hard pushed to find an original copy. I don’t hold much hope of reripping the Sarah compilations as I have safely put away my music collection and have it all on a portable harddrive. I decided this would be best, with kids and not much space.

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