Captured Tracks announces compilation of ’80s underground jangle pop

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Captured Tracks has announced the upcoming release of a compilation that chronicles underground jangle pop bands in the U.S. in the ’80s. It’s titled Strum and Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 and the two-volume compilation is first being released on Record Store Day in limited edition orange vinyl on October 24, and then on black vinyl, CD and digital formats on November 13.

Captured Tracks label head Mike Sniper says in a press release, “Strum & Thrum seems like the right fit for the first reissue compilation for Captured Tracks. I’m happy that the first compilation I’ve ever produced features overlooked records that are still affordable – anyone who enjoys this comp can dive deeper into this scene without having to take out a loan. People nowadays sometimes say that guitar music is dead. Strum & Thrum is certainly against that notion. Listening to it and reading the oral history sheds a light on a largely forgotten scene full of great bands with some really great songs. I’m glad to be able to help share this story and get the bands some of the recognition they’ve deserved all along.”

Check out the tracklist below and hear the first track, The Reverbs’ 1984 single “Trusted Woods.”

Strum and Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (LP1) tracklist:

1.The Reverbs – Trusted Woods
2. Start – Where I Want To Be
3. Cyclones – I’m In Heaven
4. Windbreakers – All That Stuff
5. Primitons – All My Friends
6. Bangtails – Patron Of The Arts
7. The Love In – Late As Usual
8. Sex Clark Five – She Collides With Me
9. Three Hits – 5 O’Clock
10. Crippled Pilgrims – Black And White (Alternate Version)
11. Vandykes – Breaking My Heart
12. Salem 66 – Seven Steps Down
13. The Outnumbered – I Feel So Sorry Now
14. The Darrows – Is It You

Strum and Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (LP2) tracklist:

15. Riff Doctors – Say Goodbye
16. The Ferrets – She Was Unkind
17. 28th Day – Pages Turn (Alternate Version)
18. Great Plains – When Do You Say Hello?
19. Downy Mildew – Purple Parlor
20. The Strand – You And Me
21. The White Sisters – Misery, Me, & You
22. Absolute Grey – Remorse
23. One Plus Two – Promise
24. The Springfields – Sunflower
25. Holiday – Change
26. Pop Art – The Meeting
27. The Reactions – Tomorrow’s Time Today
28. A New Personality – Essential Things

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