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Girls At Our Best - Getting Nowhere Fast / Warm Girls Colored Vinyl Edition
Girls At Our Best
Getting Nowhere Fast / Warm Girls Colored Vinyl Edition
7" | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
2 track 7” Strictly Limited Translucent Lime Colored Vinyl Includes postcard and poster. Part of the Optic Sevens 3.0 Reissue Series. In 1980 post punk pop indie band Girls AT OUR Best came out of nowhere (Well, Leeds actually) with Getting Nowhere Fast and was the NME’s Single Of The Week reaching the Top 10 of the indie chart. The band, fronted by Judy Evans, released four further singles plus the album Pleasure which reached the UK album charts in 1981, before splitting up two years after this debut.
Chin Chin - Stop ! Your Crying Colored Vinyl Edition
Chin Chin
Stop ! Your Crying Colored Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
3 track 7” Strictly Limited Half Blue/Half Yellow Vinyl Includes postcard and poster. Part of the Optic Sevens 3.0 Reissue Series. Chin-Chin, an all-female group consisting of Karin (guitar/ vocals), Esther (bass/vocals) and Marie-Anne (drums/ vocals) was formed in 1982 in Biel, Switzerland. Originally released in 1986 on 53rd & 3rd, these 3 tracks make their first appearance on 7”. Look out for their forthcoming Singles and BBC Sessions album on Sealed Records.
Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling Red Vinyl Edition
Camper Van Beethoven
Take The Skinheads Bowling Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
“Take the Skinheads Bowling” The signature song of Camper Van Beethoven. Taken from their 1985 album Telephone Free Landslide Victory. Their classic debut single became an indie top 10 hit and featured in John Peel's festive 50. On it’s release it picked up substantial airplay and is still played frequently on radio shows across the globe.
Siddeleys, The - Sunshine Thuggery Colored Vinyl Edition
Siddeleys, The
Sunshine Thuggery Colored Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
4 track 7” Strictly Limited White Vinyl with Red Splatter Includes postcard and poster. Part of the Optic Sevens 3.0 Reissue Series. Appearing for the first time on an officially released 7” The John Parish produced Sunshine Thuggery EP (1988), caught the ear of John Peel who invited the band to record a session for his programme. Peel commented “the woman who’s in charge of the band has a terrific way with words in almost the manner of Morrissey. There are lines in here which make me laugh out loud”
Nivens, The - Yesterday
Nivens, The
Yesterday
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Indie pop sensations The Nivens from Northumberland existed between 1987 to 1990. Recording for the excellent Woosh label, Their debut ‘Yesterday’ hit the indie top ten in January 1989.
Razorcuts - Storyteller Black Vinyl Edition
Razorcuts
Storyteller Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes a 16pp 12” x 12” colour booklet with sleeve notes by Popkiss author, Michael White & Tim Vass. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with reverse board printing. Storyteller, which saw release in February of ’88, arguably is the best album to come from the generation of indie pop bands to which Razorcuts belonged. Most of their peers tended to falter beyond the convenient restrictions of singles and EPs, but Storyteller, whether by luck or design, hangs together as a complete work, not a moment of its 35 minutes wasted or excess to requirements. Indeed, there are few lovelier songs from that year than “Brighter Now,” “Jade,” and the title track.
Crazies, The - A Simple Vision
Crazies, The
A Simple Vision
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 13.08.2021
In December 1978 Pete Williams, later to achieve cult infamy as Lord Sulaco of the Honolulu Mountain Daffodils, decided to realise a notion which he’d long kicked around with some of his musician friends. This was to record some original songs for which he - who had never been in a studio in his life – would provide the lyrics and sing. These friends were the Outsiders, at that time consisting of Adrian Borland (guitar, vocals), Graham Bailey (bass) and Adrian Janes (drums), plus an increasingly regular guest player in Bi Marshall (clarinet). (A year later, Janes having left, the Outsiders became the Sound.)
Servants, The - She's Always Hiding
Servants, The
She's Always Hiding
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Servants debut originally released in 1986 on Head Records is backed here with Loggerheads, that was recorded during the same session as the A side and a track that David Westlake has always wanted to appear on 7”. The second track on the B side is a previously unreleased version of the A side that was recorded in 1985. Produced by Adrian Borland, who also plays keyboards on the track.
Beat Happening - Crashing Through
Beat Happening
Crashing Through
2x7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982 by Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford. This 4 track single was originally released in 1987 on 53rd & 3rd records and appears here for the first time on 7”.
Desert Wolves, The - Love Scattered Lives Colored Vinyl Edition
Desert Wolves, The
Love Scattered Lives Colored Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited to 650 copies Remastered from the original master tape Pressed on splatter Vinyl Includes postcard and poster. The Desert Wolves are from Manchester . Their first gig was supporting The Stone Roses. They released 2 singles on the excellent Ugly Man Records before splitting, just before the The Stone Roses hit the big time and just about every Manchester band were getting signed . Produced by Mark Radcliffe These 3 tracks are from their Mark Radcliffe produced 12” only debut. Originally released in 1987.
Disco Zombies - South London Stinks
Disco Zombies
South London Stinks
2LP | 2021 | EU | (Optic Nerve)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU –
Genre:Rock / Indie
It was 1977, there may well have been “knives in West 11”, but at a student’s hall of residence in Leicester, a packed room of cross legged intellectuals were about to witness the debut of The Disco Zombies; Andy Ross on vocals and guitar, Geoff Dodimead on bass, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Hawkins on guitar and Andy Fullerton on drums. They were loud, fast and they had some witty one-liners.
Clouds, The - Tranquil Red Vinyl Edition
Clouds, The
Tranquil Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Part of The Optic Sevens 3.0 Reissue Series . Limited to 800 copies worldwide. Pressed on Red Vinyl Printed inner sleeve. Includes postcard and poster. Glasgow based The Clouds only single was originally released in 1988 on Subway and became an indie top 20 hit. This version is pressed on Red vinyl with inner sleeve. Includes all 3 tracks from the 12”.
Wee Cherubs, The - The Merry Makers Green Vinyl Edition
Wee Cherubs, The
The Merry Makers Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Before The Bachelor Pad, there was The Wee Cherubs. A collection of lost recordings made in Glasgow between 1982 & 1985. Restored and remastered especially for this release. Formed in 1982 by Martin Cotter, Christine Gibson and Graham Adam & part of the Glasgow indie scene of the early 80’s.
Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Smashed Full Of Wonder
Hangman's Beautiful Daughters
Smashed Full Of Wonder
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes two previously unreleased tracks. The album comes with a deluxe 12 page booklet, featuring never- seen before photos and a history of the band written by Jowe Head, of Television Personalities and Swell Maps fame. Limited Blue Swirl Vinyl. A mainstay of the indie and C86 scene, the London-based band were signed to Dan Treacy’s Dreamworld Records. Treacy, the genius behind The Television Personalities, played a major role in the band’s birth, contributing a few songs and as producer.
James Dean Driving Experience, The - Sean Connery Ep Silver Vinyl Edition
James Dean Driving Experience, The
Sean Connery Ep Silver Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes postcard and poster. 4th and final single from JDDE. Originally released in 1990 on El Records as a 12” EP and now highly sought after. All four tracks are included here for the first time as a 7” single on Silver Colored Vinyl.
Loft, The - Up The Hill And Down The Slope
Loft, The
Up The Hill And Down The Slope
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes postcard and poster. Originally released in 1985 on Creation Records and arguably one of the best from that era. This version is backed with Your Door Shines Like Gold which appeared on the 12” but not the 7''.
Even As We Speak - Blue Suburban Skies
Even As We Speak
Blue Suburban Skies
7" | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Originally released in 1987 on Australian label Big Home Productions both tracks were later re-released in 1990 on Sarah Records together with the Goes so Slow single as a five track 7 inch EP titled Nothing Ever Happens.
Primitives, The - Thru The Flowers
Primitives, The
Thru The Flowers
7" | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
This is the original version of Thru The Flowers that was released in 1986 on Lazy (LAZY001) and not the re-recorded version.
Bob - Berlin Independence Days 21/10/1991
Bob
Berlin Independence Days 21/10/1991
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 06.08.2021
Live radio broadcast recording of their 1991concert from the legendary Quartier Latin Club during The Berlin Independence Days. This 300 limited edition vinyl only release with double sided A3 poster captures BOB at the peak of their powers. Includes tracks from their Indie top 10 album ‘Leave The Straight Life Behind’ , Singles, and the previously unreleased ‘You Can Stop That For A Start’. When BOB hit the stage at the legendary Quartier Latin club during the Berlin Independence Days on October 21 1991, they were talking loud and saying something. BOB had been touring relentlessly for five years. All over the UK and Europe. Headlining their own shows and supporting some of the biggest names in indie rock, but this gig was something else. It couldn’t have happened in any other place, or, at any other time. In Berlin, the wall had come down two years previous.Things were changing. There was a freedom of movement, unknown for many decades. You could grasp the spirit of creativity. In London, the underground indie scene of the mid to late 80’s was being replaced by the corporate music marketing machine they called Britpop. On this recording we capture a milestone moment of this time.
Party Day - Sorted! Colored Vinyl Edition
Party Day
Sorted! Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
32,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 27.08.2021
Reissued for the first time. Pressed on Color Vinyl. Disc 1 is Purple. Disc 2 is Gold. Double vinyl that includes their critically acclaimed and highly sought after debut album ‘Glasshouse’ from 1985 and the 1986 follow up ‘Simplicity’. Presented in a gatefold sleeve adorned with the artwork from the Glasshouse EP, which features in the Prints & Drawings collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. With printed inner sleeves and a download code for all 31 tracks on the double CD. Including all tracks from the singles and EP’s plus unreleased recordings.
Weeping Messerschmitts - Nothing Yet Blue Vinyl Edition
Weeping Messerschmitts
Nothing Yet Blue Vinyl Edition
7" | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
10,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes postcard and poster. Hailing from Wolverhampton, Weeping Messerschmitts gave us one absolutely cracking 12”, released on Upright in 1986 and then disappeared . Previously only available on 12” only we bring you 2 of those tracks on 7” for the very first time. Coming out of the West Midlands Weeping Messerschmitts cut their teeth supporting schoolfriends The Mighty Lemon Drops.
House Of Love, The - Christine Clear Vinyl Edition
House Of Love, The
Christine Clear Vinyl Edition
7" | 1988 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1988 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Part of The Optic Sevens 3.0 Reissue Series. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide . Pressed on Clear Vinyl Includes postcard and poster. Initially released in 1988 on Creation, Christine was the opening track from their self titled debut album and was the song that gave Guy Chadwick the idea for the sound of the group, what kind of musicians to look for and of course, the image. It reached number 4 in the indie charts with Melody Maker describing it as “shimmering with reverbed romance...a heroic anthem to doomed and incandescent love”. Includes all three tracks from the 12” and first time in picture sleeve for the 7”
Bob - You Can Stop That For A Start
Bob
You Can Stop That For A Start
2CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Optic Nerve)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A Previously unreleased album of songs written and recorded in 1992 OF ALL 28 Tracks ON THE Double CD & Poster The album is accompanied by a selection of some of the band's favourite demo recordings made between 1988 and 1994. The long awaited and eagerly anticipated new album by BOB captures the band at their peak and includes some of their best material ever committed to vinyl and CD. A 12-track vinyl record is available in coloured and black vinyl and includes digital download of all 28 tracks contained on the double CD version. 'You Can Stop That For A Start' is an exclusive album of previously unheard material written and recorded by BOB over a five day period in 1992. The almost legendary archive of unreleased professional and demo recordings by BOB is a rich one, and this release showcases some of the band's best work. All the recordings in the set have been newly mixed by songwriters Simon Armstrong and Richard Blackborow, and come packaged in artwork conceived by the band and accompanied by period images and new sleeve notes.
Wee Cherubs, The - The Merry Makers
Wee Cherubs, The
The Merry Makers
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Before The Bachelor Pad, there was The Wee Cherubs. A collection of lost recordings made in Glasgow between 1982 & 1985. Restored and remastered especially for this release. Formed in 1982 by Martin Cotter, Christine Gibson and Graham Adam & part of the Glasgow indie scene of the early 80's. The Wee Cherubs only released one single. The recently reissued Dreaming, (which is included in this set) before calling it a day in 1985. Their range of influences are on show here, and although some tracks are redolent of Orange Juice and Aztec Camera there is no definitive Wee Cherubs sound, which makes this collection an exciting and rewarding discovery Cotter went on to The Bachelor Pad a psyche fuelled head on collision between The Buzzcocks & Sid Barrett.
V.I.P.'S, The - Need Somebody To Love Electric Blue Vinyl Edition
V.I.P.'S, The
Need Somebody To Love Electric Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
17 Track compilation of all of their studio recordings, remastered and pressed on Electric Blue Vinyl. Presented in gatefold sleeve with never seen before photographs ,a printed lyric inner sleeve and poster. The VIP’s were formed in 1978 while at Warwick University. Within weeks they were gigging at clubs in the Midlands, often on the same bill as THE Specials in Coventry. Soon they found a manager, Clive Solomon, who with Timmy Mallet (now a TV and Radio presenter) and both students at the university, financed the group’s first single the EP ‘Music For Funsters. In the summer of 1978 they built up a loyal following in London. The single was picked up by John Peel, who played it constantly on his BBC radio show through the year. The 3 track EP, featuring ‘I’m Perfect’, ‘I Believe’ and ‘Boys of the City’ was released on Clive Solomon’s own ‘Bust’ label.
Folk Devils - Forever EP
Bob - You Can Stop That For A Start
Bob
You Can Stop That For A Start
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
15,29 €* 17,99 € -15%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The album is accompanied by a selection of some of the band’s favourite demo recordings made between 1988 and 1994. The long awaited and eagerly anticipated new album by BOB captures the band at their peak and includes some of their best material ever committed to vinyl and CD. A 12-track vinyl record is available in coloured and black vinyl and includes digital download of all 28 tracks contained on the double CD version. ‘You Can Stop That For A Start’ is an exclusive album of previously unheard material written and recorded by BOB over a five day period in 1992. The almost legendary archive of unreleased professional and demo recordings by BOB is a rich one, and this release showcases some of the band’s best work.
Razorcuts - The World Keeps Turning Coloured Vinyl Edition
Razorcuts
The World Keeps Turning Coloured Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Remastered and pressed on limited edition of only 200 Color Vinyl copies Disc One on WHITE vinyl Disc Two on transparent GREEN vinyl. This limited edition set contains the original LP plus an 8 track bonus LP Includes a 12pp 12” x 12” colour booklet with sleeve notes by Released in February 89 ‘The World Keeps Turning’ indeed seemed to represent a heroic refusal to fall in step with the times. From it’s cover illustration to it’s musical content, which was essentially a continuation of what had been so masterly achieved on Storyteller. Tim’s words coupled with Gregory’s melodies resulted in some of the loveliest songs in the Razorcuts catalogue
Wee Cherubs, The - Dreaming
Wee Cherubs, The
Dreaming
7" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes postcard and poster. Impossibly rare 1984 UK 7” vinyl single, written by a pre- Bachelor Pad’s Martin Cotter. One of only three releases by the short-lived Glasgow based indie label Bogaten, although redolant of early Orange Juice in the sound of the A-side, also looks forward to Shoegaze, with a reverb-drenched cover of The Velvet Underground’s Waiting For My Man on the B-side
Meat Whiplash - Dont Slip Up
Meat Whiplash
Dont Slip Up
7" | 1985 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1985 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Includes postcard and poster. Their one and only single was originally released in 1985 on Creation and spent 19 weeks in the independent chart. From East Kilbride in Scotland, they morphed into Motorcycle Boy.
Metro Trinity - Die Young EP
Metro Trinity
Die Young EP
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Die Young EP was released on the group’s own Cafeteria label, released early 1987. Michael Fury was inspired by James Joyce’s short story The Dead. Only previously available on a 4 track12” .This 7” version comprises 3 of those 4 tracks
Revolving Paint Dream, The - Flowers In The Sky
Revolving Paint Dream, The
Flowers In The Sky
7" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Released in 1984 and the second release on Creation Records. Flowers In The Sky Is a perfect piece of 80’s psychedelic pop.
Bob - Convenience
Bob
Convenience
7" | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
9,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Originally released in 1989 on The House Of Teeth label, this indie classic which made John Peels Festive fty of that year, gets a 30th anniversary reissue as part of our Optic Sevens 2.0 reissue series. It is backed with the Previously unreleased ‘Coquette’, which was recorded in 1992 , remixed in 2017 and only available on this release of the 7 inch.
Pooh Sticks, The - The Pooh Sticks 7
Pooh Sticks, The
The Pooh Sticks 7" Box Set
Box Set | 2019 | EU | Original (Optic Nerve)
54,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Pooh Sticks 7” Box Set. Five different Colored Vinyl 7” singles + 24 page booklet. This release includes the original five tracks, and for the first time, five tracks on the flipsides. All of the B sides were recorded in 1988 and four of them have never been available before, the other track “Hard On Love”, was released in 1989 on a flexi-disc and has never been available in any other format. Originally released in 1988 on Fierce Recordings as a collection of five one- sided singles in a 7” cardboard box (etched on B-sides), with information insert, and hand-drawn designs on the box and labels. It now sells for £250 if you are lucky enough to find a copy.
Folk Devils - Beautiful Monsters
Waltones - Very Best Of (You've Got To Hand It To 'Em) Colored Vinyl Edition
Cud - Leggy Mambo
Pop Will Eat Itself - Now For A Feast
Pop Will Eat Itself
Now For A Feast
LP | 1988 | UK | Reissue (Optic Nerve)
15,99 €*
Release:1988 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
In 1986, Pop Will Eat Itself burst onto the UK and European independent scene with a fl urry of energetic, punk infused singles, including their self pressed and distributed debut, Poppies Say GRRrrr! and others released by Chapter 22.

During that year they became mainstays of the UK music press and blazed a trail towards the hip-hop tinged direction they would take with their debut album, Box Frenzy .

Repackaged in an orange and black sleeve this 23 track version replicates the tracklisting of the 2003 Castle CD release and contains 6 top ten indie singles including Def Con One, Beaver Patrol and There Is No Love Between Us Anymore.

NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION OF 500 Colored Vinyl COPIES (ORANGE) GATEFOLD SLEEVE. PRESENTED IN CLEAR PVC OUTER SLEEVE WITH INSERT.
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