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ARTIST
TITLE
The Total Groovy
FORMAT
4CD BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
DC 507CD DC 507CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/31/2012

"A little bit of history is a dangerous thing. How then would a present-day acolyte of punk rock's strict regimen explain how Pete Shelly launched an avant-garde DIY label while riding high on the British charts and touring internationally back in 1979 and '80? Loving the art of records and their wayward appeal, it was only natural for Shelley and Francis Cookson to conceive Groovy Records as a way to make some truly freaky (and decidedly un-punk rock) records, and do as much of the work of making the records themselves as they could. These releases represent some of the farthest-out sessions on the wild-to-begin-with late-70s Manchester scene. That three of these four albums were released in the space of one big year, 1980 the one real year of Groovy Records' existence, is further testament to the swirl of passions in swiftly morphing times. Now for the first time ever, these four aural tomes are collected together for CD release with all original packaging included in miniature (plus an exclusive Shelley interview!) -- so what are you waiting for? It's been over thirty years' now -- you can finally get Groovy on digital." 4CD BOX includes: Free Agents' £3.33, Pete Shelley's Sky Yen, Sally Smmit and Her Musicians' Hanaghar and Strange Men in Sheds with Spanners.