SCARED TO GET HAPPY – CHERRY RED RECORDS’ NEW FIVE DISC BOX SET COMPILATION OF 1980s INDIE – IS RELEASED TODAY, AND WAS LAUNCHED WITH A TEN BAND EXTRAVAGANZA IN LONDON AT THE WEEKEND.
The Mouth Magazine spent the day talking with the bands, some of whom got back together for the event. On this edition of The Mouthcast are Tracy and Paul from The Primitives, Wendy from Popguns, Duglas from BMX Bandits, David Callahan of The Wolfhounds, Phil Wilson from The June Brides, Hugh McGuinness from Mighty Mighty, David Woodward of The Brilliant Corners, and Yeah Yeah Noh‘s Derek Hammond. They discuss the songs chosen for SCARED TO GET HAPPY by compiler (and gig curator) John Reed – who explains the motivation behind it, and his thoughts on the launch gig…
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical issue beyond our control the bands 14 Iced Bears and Blue Orchids do not appear on this edition of The Mouthcast.
Over the course of the previous seven days The Mouth Magazine has published interviews with several of the other artists to appear on the SCARED TO GET HAPPY box set:
Sean Dickson of The Soup Dragons
Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff
Bid of The Monochrome Set
David Newton of The Mighty Lemon Drops
Andrew Burnett of Close Lobsters
Jez Alan of Girls At Our Best
Colin Vearncombe (aka Black)