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Shop Assistants formed in Edinburgh in 1984 and quickly gained a cult following, playing with kindred spirits the Pastels and the Jesus & Mary Chain and gaining positive coverage in fanzines and the music press. Their Shopping Parade EP and Safety Net single both hit the top of the indie charts and charmed listeners with their unique melodic blend of punk rock and 60s pop.The band signed to Geoff Travis' new Chrysalis Records imprint, Blue Guitar, in 1986 for the release of their debut album 'Will Anything Happen'. The album has since become a cult classic and is an essential listen for fans of indie, dream-pop, and shoe gaze. Stand-out songs include the lead single 'I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You', 'All Day Long', and 'Somewhere In China'. Out of print for over a decade, vinyl copies now fetch impressive prices amongst collectors. This new reissue features the album newly remastered from the original tapes by Phil Kinrade and cut by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering. Pressed on 140g black vinyl, housed in a sleeve with spot-UV detailing and a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and photos. 2CD expanded edition also available featuring previously unreleased recordings.
Shop Assistants formed in Edinburgh in 1984 and quickly gained a cult following, playing with kindred spirits the Pastels and the Jesus & Mary Chain and gaining positive coverage in fanzines and the music press. Their Shopping Parade EP and Safety Net single both hit the top of the indie charts and charmed listeners with their unique melodic blend of punk rock and 60s pop.The band signed to Geoff Travis' new Chrysalis Records imprint, Blue Guitar, in 1986 for the release of their debut album 'Will Anything Happen'. The album has since become a cult classic and is an essential listen for fans of indie, dream-pop, and shoe gaze. Stand-out songs include the lead single 'I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You', 'All Day Long', and 'Somewhere In China'. Out of print for over a decade, vinyl copies now fetch impressive prices amongst collectors. This new reissue features the album newly remastered from the original tapes by Phil Kinrade and cut by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering. Pressed on 140g black vinyl, housed in a sleeve with spot-UV detailing and a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and photos. 2CD expanded edition also available featuring previously unreleased recordings.
840401701065
Shop Assistants - Will Anything Happen

Details

Format: Vinyl
Label: CHRYSALIS
Rel. Date: 07/26/2024
UPC: 840401701065

Will Anything Happen
Artist: Shop Assistants
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $35.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Side 1:
2. Track 2
3. I Don't Wanna Be Friends with You
4. Track 4
5. All Day Long
6. Track 6
7. Before I Wake
8. Track 8
9. Caledonian Road
10. Track 10
11. All That Ever Mattered
12. Track 12
13. Fixed Grin
14. Track 14
15. Somewhere in China
16.
17. Side 2:
18. Track 18
19. Train from Kansas City
20. Track 20
21. Home Again
22. Track 22
23. Seems to Be
24. Track 24
25. After Dark
26. Track 26
27. All of the Time
28. Track 28
29. What a Way to Die
30. Track 30
31. Nature Lover

More Info:

Shop Assistants formed in Edinburgh in 1984 and quickly gained a cult following, playing with kindred spirits the Pastels and the Jesus & Mary Chain and gaining positive coverage in fanzines and the music press. Their Shopping Parade EP and Safety Net single both hit the top of the indie charts and charmed listeners with their unique melodic blend of punk rock and 60s pop.The band signed to Geoff Travis' new Chrysalis Records imprint, Blue Guitar, in 1986 for the release of their debut album 'Will Anything Happen'. The album has since become a cult classic and is an essential listen for fans of indie, dream-pop, and shoe gaze. Stand-out songs include the lead single 'I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You', 'All Day Long', and 'Somewhere In China'. Out of print for over a decade, vinyl copies now fetch impressive prices amongst collectors. This new reissue features the album newly remastered from the original tapes by Phil Kinrade and cut by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering. Pressed on 140g black vinyl, housed in a sleeve with spot-UV detailing and a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and photos. 2CD expanded edition also available featuring previously unreleased recordings.
        
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