Stream NME’s Classic C86 Mixtape on its 25th anniversary

To mark the 25th anniversary of the cassette that launched a genre, Test Pressing is streaming NME’s C86 Mixtape.

When C86 was originally released, I remember thinking many of these bands were sappy copycats, neutering my old post-punk favorites like the Bunnymen and The Cure. Little did I know these youngsters would spawn all the indie pop that I love today in my 40’s! Check out a nice 25th anniversary reflection over at The Quietus. Track Listing after the jump…

NME’s Classic C86 Mixtape Track Listing

Side One

Primal Scream – ‘Velocity Girl’
The Mighty Lemon Drops – ‘Happy Head’
The Soup Dragons – ‘Pleasantly Surprised’
The Wolfhounds – ‘Feeling So Strange Again’
The Bodines – ‘Therese’
Mighty Mighty – ‘Law’
Stump – ‘Buffalo’
Bogshed – ‘Run to the Temple’
A Witness – ‘Sharpened Sticks’
The Pastels – ‘Breaking Lines’
Age of Chance – ‘From Now On, This Will Be Your God’

Side Two

The Shop Assistants – ‘It’s Up to You’
Close Lobsters – ‘Firestation Towers’
Miaow – ‘Sport Most Royal’
Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart)’
The Servants – ‘Transparent’
The Mackenzies – ‘Big Jim (There’s No Pubs In Heaven)’
Big Flame – ‘New Way (Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology)’
Fuzzbox – ‘Console Me’
McCarthy – ‘Celestial City’
The Shrubs – ‘Bullfighter’s Bones’
The Wedding Present – ‘This Boy Can Wait’