Razorcuts - R is for...Razorcuts CD
At last, the long awaited definitive collection from the pivotal UK indiepop legends. Ask any indiepop aficionado about the genre-defining acts from the British 80's music scene and a name you'll soon hear a lot is Razorcuts. Raised on punk rock and groomed at Alan McGee's Living Room club, Razorcuts emerged with the likes of Primal Scream and the Shop Assistants, combining a sunblasted 60's beat jangle with the DIY ethics of punk. A glorious riot of singles followed before Razorcuts signed to McGee's Creation Records and switched into long-playing mode; then retired, integrity intact, at the turn of the 90's. The UK scene Razorcuts represented led onto the staunchly anti-rock scene epitomized by Sarah Records, and helped set the parameters for much of the global indiepop scene we know today in the US, Japan, Sweden, Australia, and elsewhere. This definitive collection includes 21 tracks selected by the band (most previously available only at inflated import/collector prices in the US, plus previously unreleased material) with the signature Razorcuts chiming 12 string guitar, harmonies, Hammond organ and tambourines. This lovingly prepared package includes a 12-page booklet with extensive archive photos, plus sleevenotes from the band and two early Razorcuts champions–St Etienne's Bob Stanley and legendary British music writer Everett True.