The Mighty Lemon Drops and The Bodines. two key figures in the British C86 indie, jangle rock movement that I can't seem to get enough, even some 24 years after the fact. Both groups originally appeared on the NME magazine C86 cassette compilation, and they are united once again on this wax. The live version of the Lemon Drops "Take Me Up" may very well be exclusive to this disk, and following suit the Bodines give us a concert variation of "Back Door," a track culled from their Played LP, which really could really use a reissue. World Party, the muse of former Waterboy Karl Wallinger contribute an organ-driven slice of psyche revivalism, "World Groove," which I believe eventually ended up as a b-side on one of the Private Revolution singles. In regards to Westworld, who lead this whole thing off, if you can't say anything nice...
From what little I'm able to glean about this mysterious compilation, it was given away free with "RM" magazine. Feel free to make any corrections in the comments.
01. Westworld - Bubble Bo Diddley
02. Bodines - Back Door (live)
03. World Party - World Groove (Do the Mind Guerrilla)
04. The Mighty Lemon Drops - Take Me Up (live)
05. The Mighty Lemon Drops - Out of Hand
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