NME/Rough Trade C81 (1981)

NME/Rough Trade C81 (1981)

  1. Scritti Politti – The Sweetest Girl
  2. The Beat – Twist And Crawl Dub
  3. Pere Ubu – Misery Goats
  4. Wah! Heat – 7,000 Names Of Wah!
  5. Orange Juice – Blue Boy
  6. Cabaret Voltaire – Raising The Count
  7. D.A.F. – Kebab Traume (live)
  8. Furious Pig – Bare Pork
  9. Panther Burns – Bourgeois Blues
  10. Buzzcocks – I Look Alone
  11. Essential Logic – Fanfare In The Garden
  12. Robert Wyatt – Born Again Cretin
  13. Raincoats – Shouting Out Loud
  14. Josef K – Endless Soul
  15. Blue Orchids – Low Profile
  16. Virgin Prunes – Red Nettle
  17. Aztec Camera – We Could Send Letters
  18. Red Crayola – Milkmaid
  19. Television Personalities – Magnificent Dreams
  20. The Masses Carnaby St. John Cooper Clarkes – The Day My Pad Went Mad
  21. James Blood Ulmer – Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher
  22. Ian Dury – Close To Home
  23. Gist – Greener Grass
  24. Subway Sect – Parallel Lines

~ by radiodrilltime on February 2, 2010.

6 Responses to “NME/Rough Trade C81 (1981)”

  1. For the Rough Trade C81 there was also a 32-page “booklet” of lyrics, photos, band blurbs, etc. that was published in the NME. Basically, a page in the newspaper was designed as 16 small panels, front and back, so when you cut them out properly, you could then sort them in order then fold them into a little booklet about 2 1/2 ” by 3 1/2″ in size, and it was designed to be slipped into the cassette case. Looking at my copy now, it’s a bit too thick to really slide in easily however, but it was still a nice touch. I am not certain, but I don’t think they did this with any of the subsequent tapes, which only came with the usual j-card inserts.

  2. This pretty much started everything. This and John Peel. Just perfect – even in its raggidy moments 🙂

  3. […] C81 cassette was the ’80s version of the flexidisc: cheap to manufacture, NME readers could collect two tokens […]

  4. They did the booklet with a few of the first tapes (The main ones, not the “archive” ones like “Hit the road Stax”

    There were two versions of the C81 tape, the first had Lynx and The Specials but Chrysalis refused the tracks for Rough Trade’s re-release.

  5. Thanks for this. I’ve always liked the alternative version of ‘We Could Send Letters’ – probably the best Aztec Camera song.

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