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CLEANERS FROM VENUS, THE

THE CLEANERS FROM VENUS 3XCD SET (CAPTURED TRACKS)

CLEANERS FROM VENUS, THE - THE CLEANERS FROM VENUS 3XCD SET 54034
format:
3 CD
release:
29.06.2012
label:
CAPTURED TRACKS
item ID:
54034
barcode:
0817949014544
This foldout CD set includes the first three CLEANERS FROM VENUS albums. These have been completely remastered and on CD for the first time.

For CLEANERS FROM VENUS fans, new and old, this is a listening experience like never before.

This beautiful foldout CD includes original art from all three albums and extensive booklet notes, in one package.

Lol Elliott and Martin Newell, who together formed the legendary lo-fi band CLEANERS FROM VENUS met in the small town of Wivenhoe, southeast England at the turn of 1980s.

Newell, a rock singer and part-time kitchen porter who'd left his band the previous summer, and Elliott, a drummer and former hippy traveller, had much in common.

They shared a love of sunny 1960s pop music, punk rock and musical comedy. Neither Elliott nor Newell cared much for any kind of musical rule book, both were dismayed by the new right-wing politics which had now taken over their country.

Both were in their twenties, had time on their hands and were keen to create something new.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SWINGING LONDON
  • 1.2. A BLUE WAVE
  • 1.3. UNION LADS
  • 1.4. HELPLESS
  • 1.5. WINTER IN THE COUNTRY
  • 1.6. MODERN TV
  • 1.7. THE TREVOR RUTTER EXPERIENCE
  • 1.8. MARATHON
  • 1.9. A PERSONAL ISSUE
  • 1.10. MARATHON (2)
  • 1.11. URBAN JUNGLE
  • 1.12. A MINIMAL ANIMAL
  • 1.13. I FELL IN LOVE WITH A CLEANER
  • 1.14. SO THIS IS MODERN JAZZ, IS IT?
  • 1.15. MARILYN ON A TRAIN (1981 VERSION)
  • 1.16. A WEEKEND IN SUBORDIA
  • 1.17. WIVENHOE BELLS (1980 VERSION)
  • 1.18. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
  • 1.19. ALIEN
  • 1.20. AT HOME WITH MYSELF
  • 1.21. THE ARTICHOKE THAT LOVED ME
  • 2.1. NIGHT STARVATION
  • 2.2. TUKANI (MONDAY IS GREY)
  • 2.3. A GIRL WITH CARS IN HER EYES
  • 2.4. I CAN'T STOP HOLDING ON
  • 2.5. LIVING ON NERVE ENDS
  • 2.6. I WANNA DO THAT
  • 2.7. EUROPEAN WAR
  • 2.8. HUNGRY DAY
  • 2.9. F.U.N.
  • 2.10. BE AN IDIOT POPSTAR
  • 2.11. MARILYN ON A TRAIN (1982)
  • 3.1. THIS RAINY DECADE
  • 3.2. TIME IN VAIN
  • 3.3. ONLY A SHADOW
  • 3.4. CORRIDOR OF DREAMS
  • 3.5. WIVENHOE BELLS (II)
  • 3.6. MIDNIGHT CLEANERS
  • 3.7. FACTORY BOY
  • 3.8. A WRETCHED STREET
  • 3.9. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE ADS