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A deluxe six-CD box, boasting the entire recorded output of Biff Bang Pow! With the bonus of everything issued by The Laughing Apple. Curated with the full support of Alan McGee and other band members, the clamshell set also adds a raft of previously unissued demos and live material. Plus tracks from an abandoned album, 'Sixteen Velvet Fridays' and a handful of previously undocumented songs. And a Laughing Apple CD also adds some hitherto unheard demos by Alan with the band Newspeak (pre-Laughing Apple). With sleevenotes including quotes from those involved, this is the ultimate tribute to one of the unsung talents of the C86 generation of indie bands. Biff Bang Pow! Were formed by Alan McGee around the same time he founded Creation Records in 1983. Having evolved out of post-punk band The Laughing Apple, which he'd started in 1980 with friend Andrew Innes, Biff Bang Pow! #made seven albums and a handful of singles - many of which were indie hits - before they finally dissolved in 1992. To many fans of Creation Records, Biff Bang Pow! Were the label's best-kept secret, fusing '60s psychedelia and power pop with beautiful, haunting melodies. Their early sound seemed to reinvent The Jam circa 1980, with a pop art approach reminiscent of the '60s band from whom their took their name, The Creation (who recorded the song 'Biff Bang Pow!'). Albums two and three, 'The Girl Who Runs The Beat Hotel' and 'Oblivion', captured Biff Bang Pow! #at their peak, from the former's tranquil, '60s pop tunes (often with Christine Wanless singing) to the latter's power pop swagger. Later records adopted an increasingly acoustic bent, essentially solo outlets for McGee, after his discovery of ecstasy, when he was listening to Neil Young and Nick Drake.
A deluxe six-CD box, boasting the entire recorded output of Biff Bang Pow! With the bonus of everything issued by The Laughing Apple. Curated with the full support of Alan McGee and other band members, the clamshell set also adds a raft of previously unissued demos and live material. Plus tracks from an abandoned album, 'Sixteen Velvet Fridays' and a handful of previously undocumented songs. And a Laughing Apple CD also adds some hitherto unheard demos by Alan with the band Newspeak (pre-Laughing Apple). With sleevenotes including quotes from those involved, this is the ultimate tribute to one of the unsung talents of the C86 generation of indie bands. Biff Bang Pow! Were formed by Alan McGee around the same time he founded Creation Records in 1983. Having evolved out of post-punk band The Laughing Apple, which he'd started in 1980 with friend Andrew Innes, Biff Bang Pow! #made seven albums and a handful of singles - many of which were indie hits - before they finally dissolved in 1992. To many fans of Creation Records, Biff Bang Pow! Were the label's best-kept secret, fusing '60s psychedelia and power pop with beautiful, haunting melodies. Their early sound seemed to reinvent The Jam circa 1980, with a pop art approach reminiscent of the '60s band from whom their took their name, The Creation (who recorded the song 'Biff Bang Pow!'). Albums two and three, 'The Girl Who Runs The Beat Hotel' and 'Oblivion', captured Biff Bang Pow! #at their peak, from the former's tranquil, '60s pop tunes (often with Christine Wanless singing) to the latter's power pop swagger. Later records adopted an increasingly acoustic bent, essentially solo outlets for McGee, after his discovery of ecstasy, when he was listening to Neil Young and Nick Drake.
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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 05/27/2022
UPC: 5013929112599

Better Life: Complete Creations 1983-1991 (Box)
Artist: Biff Bang Pow!
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. There Must Be a Better Life
2. Lost Your Dreams
3. Love and Hate
4. The Chocolate Elephant Man
5. Waterbomb!
6. Colin Dobbins
7. Wouldn't You?
8. A Day Out with Jeremy Chester
9. Fifty Years of Fun
10. Then When I Scream
11. The Chocolate
12. Elephant Man (Alternative Mix - Extra Intro)
13. In the Afternoon (Early Version) (By Revolving Paint Dream)
14. Then When I Scream (Different Longer Version)
15. Lost Your Dreams (Demo)
16. I'm Okay Me (Demo)
17. Someone Stole My Wheels
18. Love's Going Out of Fashion
19. She Never Understood
20. He Don't Need That Girl
21. She Shivers Inside
22. The Beat Hotel
23. The Happiest Girl in the World
24. If I Die
25. Five Minutes in the Life of Greenwood Goulding
26. The Whole World Is Turning Brouchard!
27. Sixteen Velvet Fridays
28. It Makes You Scared
29. Sunny Days
30. He Don't Need That
31. Girl (Early Version)
32. Back to the Start
33. I Need Optimism
34. She's Gone Away
35. Inside the Mushroom
36. It Happens All the Time (Alan Vocal)
37. In the Afternoon
38. The Death of England
39. The Beat Hotel (Alan
40. Vocal - Different Mix)
41. It Happens All the Time (Demo - Christine Vocal)
42. 23 She Went Away to the Love (Demo)
43. The Beat Hotel (Demo -Christine Vocal)
44. Unnamed Backwards Instrumental
45. In a Mourning Town
46. There You Go Again
47. 7 Seconds
48. A Girl Called Destruction
49. She's Got Diamonds in Her Hair
50. The Only Colour in This World Is Love
51. Baby Sister
52. Then When I Scream
53. I See the Sun
54. I'm Still Waiting for My Time
55. She's Got Diamonds in Her
56. Hair (Demo Version)
57. She Never Understood
58. (Alternate Version)
59. Fifty Years of Fun
60. The Chocolate Elephant Man
61. In a Mourning Town
62. She's Got Diamonds in Her
63. Hair
64. 7 Seconds
65. Love's Going Out of Fashion
66. Love and Hate
67. There Must Be a Better
68. Life
69. Fifty Years of Fun
70. A Girl Called Destruction
71. Colin Dobbins
72. Waterbomb!
73. She
74. Miss California
75. Toothpaste 1972
76. She Haunts
77. Searching for the Pavement
78. She Paints
79. Close
80. Ice Cream Machine
81. Electric Sugar Child
82. Dark in Mind
83. Startripper
84. She Went Away to the Love
85. The Beat Hotel (12"Version - Christine Vocal)
86. It Happens All the Time (12" Version - Christine Vocal)
87. Songs for the Sad Eyed Girl
88. She Kills Me
89. The Girl from Well Lane
90. Baby, You Just Don't Care
91. If You Don't Love Me Now You Never Ever Will
92. Someone to Share My Life with
93. Religious
94. Hug Me Honey
95. Victoria Appletree Loves Christopher Jones (Alias She Haunts -Take 1)
96. My First Friend
97. Miss You
98. I'm Burned
99. Song for a Nail
100. She Saved Me
101. You Just Can't Buy Satisfaction
102. Sad Eyes in Velvet
103. Guilt Ridden
104. Lovers
105. Baby You Just Make Me Strong
106. Bonus Tracks
107. Sleep
108. Long Live Neil Young and All Who Sail in Him
109. In Bed with Paul Weller
110. Everybody Wants to Divorce Her
111. Jean Michel Pow
112. I Hope You Burn
113. You Just Can't Buy Satisfaction (Demo)
114. Sometimes I Wish
115. Chips for Tea
116. Upstairs Downstairs
117. I'm Okay
118. Participate!
119. Wouldn't You?
120. Precious Feeling
121. Celebration
122. Instinct
123. My Judgement Day
124. Where I Take My Pleasure
125. Newspeak Demos
126. Weekend World
127. Wouldn't You?
128. She's Boxed in
129. Fifty Years of Fun
130. I Still Look for Her (Alias
131. Then When I Scream)
132. All I Want
133. 18 You Still Lost Your
134. Dream (Alias Lost Your Dreams)

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A deluxe six-CD box, boasting the entire recorded output of Biff Bang Pow! With the bonus of everything issued by The Laughing Apple. Curated with the full support of Alan McGee and other band members, the clamshell set also adds a raft of previously unissued demos and live material. Plus tracks from an abandoned album, 'Sixteen Velvet Fridays' and a handful of previously undocumented songs. And a Laughing Apple CD also adds some hitherto unheard demos by Alan with the band Newspeak (pre-Laughing Apple). With sleevenotes including quotes from those involved, this is the ultimate tribute to one of the unsung talents of the C86 generation of indie bands. Biff Bang Pow! Were formed by Alan McGee around the same time he founded Creation Records in 1983. Having evolved out of post-punk band The Laughing Apple, which he'd started in 1980 with friend Andrew Innes, Biff Bang Pow! #made seven albums and a handful of singles - many of which were indie hits - before they finally dissolved in 1992. To many fans of Creation Records, Biff Bang Pow! Were the label's best-kept secret, fusing '60s psychedelia and power pop with beautiful, haunting melodies. Their early sound seemed to reinvent The Jam circa 1980, with a pop art approach reminiscent of the '60s band from whom their took their name, The Creation (who recorded the song 'Biff Bang Pow!'). Albums two and three, 'The Girl Who Runs The Beat Hotel' and 'Oblivion', captured Biff Bang Pow! #at their peak, from the former's tranquil, '60s pop tunes (often with Christine Wanless singing) to the latter's power pop swagger. Later records adopted an increasingly acoustic bent, essentially solo outlets for McGee, after his discovery of ecstasy, when he was listening to Neil Young and Nick Drake.
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