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Shop Assistants Anthology (1985-1986)


Download links and information about Shop Assistants Anthology (1985-1986) by Shop Assistants. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 44:23 minutes.

Artist: Shop Assistants
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 18
Duration: 44:23
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No. Title Length
1. I Don't Want to Be Friends With You 2:22
2. All Day Long 1:54
3. Before I Wake 2:44
4. Caledonian Road 2:16
5. All That Ever Mattered 2:19
6. Fixed Grin 2:53
7. Somewhere In China 3:16
8. Train from Kansas City 3:46
9. Home Again 1:44
10. Seems to Be 2:26
11. All of the Time 2:27
12. What a Way to Die 2:10
13. Nature Lover 1:57
14. Looking Back 1:49
15. All Day Long (Slow Version) 2:34
16. Safety Net 2:26
17. Almost Made It 2:20
18. Somewhere In China 3:00



Years after Shop Assistants disbanded, acts such as Slumber Party, the Aislers Set and the Concretes would borrow quite a bit from their melodic and fuzzy sound, but even in their Scottish homeland this delightful four-piece seems to have fallen into indie-pop obscurity. Combining their self-titled 1986 debut album with tracks from earlier seven-inches, this portrait of their first year and a half in existence is almost everything you need by the beguiling one-time NME cover stars (the absence of the awesome lullaby moment "It's Up To You" is puzzling, but not a big deal). This is the band for you if you like Phil Spector's girl- group productions from the ‘60s but wish they had a lot more distortion in the mix, or if you'd prefer to hear Nico's songs on the first Velvet Underground album backed by the Jesus and Mary Chain instead.