It's always fun to stumble upon old indiepop compilations on your travels, and that's just what happened to me when I picked up a copy of the 1992 album Precious for a quid in a charity shop the other day. I'd not heard of this particular album before but, as you'll see from the track listing below, it's a decent enough representation of (mostly) mainstream (mostly) UK indie circa 1990 to '92. The Spaghetti Head song was the only one I'd never come across previously.
The album also possesses quite possibly the soppiest cover photo of any album I've ever seen, i.e. a small child with some puppies. Aww!/Pass the sickbag, mother (delete as applicable).
Anyway, as a sort of handy guide (albeit one of absolutely no use or interest to anyone but me), I've highlighted the tracks on this album that I'd already owned as (mostly) vinyl singles way back when; and, this being a Three of a Kind post and all, I've made my three favourite tracks available for download. Usual terms and conditions apply - i.e. get 'em while they're hot!
1 Inspiral Carpets - Dragging Me Down 2 The Charlatans - Weirdo 3 The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold 4 Ride - Twisterella 5 Suede - The Drowners 6 Primal Scream - Loaded 7 Blur - There's No Other Way 8 House of Love - Shine On 9 James - Sit Down 10 Jesus Jones - Real Real Real 11 The Shamen - Make It Mine 12 The Sugarcubes - Hit 13 Lush - For Love 14 Voice of the Beehive - Monsters and Angels 15 The Wonderstuff - The Size of a Cow 16 Pixies - Planet of Sound 17 Pale Saints - Kinky Love 18 Spaghetti Head - Glad 19 My Bloody Valentine - Soon 20 Daisy Chainsaw - Love Your Money
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