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Originally a Northern Irish, London based quintet with an American singer, the band got together following the demise of Top 40 hitmakers and John Peel favourites The Undertones, their name inspired by the title of a song by another Derry outfit, Bam Bam & The Calling. Too late for Punk, too early for Grunge, That Petrol Emotion's output merged well-written melodic tunes with political statement. Sleeve artwork became informative newsletters. Singles and albums received rapturous reviews, gigs were sold-out joyous affairs. Later recordings bought in elements of hip-hop and Celtic folk. The band were always difficult to categorise and impossible to load onto a bandwagon, although no one could accuse the band of dabbling. As this collection shows, across the course of their ten years together, the quality of their songwriting never let up. "Their music is in a constant, latently violent, state of flux, sometimes overloaded, sometimes taut and splintered: a different kind of tension. For That Petrol Emotion, pop music is certainly not enough... They want to burn, to beat out a music that redefines itself, extends the boundaries." Sean O'Hagan, NME, 1986. The choice of the word 'burn' in Sean O'Hagan's piece for the NME is a common theme in articles about That Petrol Emotion. Words like 'incendiary' and 'subversive' were often bandied about, although that key phrase 'pop music' is equally if not more important. And it has been said you can judge a band by their choice of cover versions - within these seven discs are the band's take on songs by Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, War, Hamilton Bohannon, Can, Neil Young, The Beatles, The Membranes, Leonard Cohen and Iggy Pop. Perhaps the most extraordinary fact about That Petrol Emotion is no one has seen fit to compile all or some of their works - that is until now. With full co-operation from the band, this comprehensive 121 track 7 CD collection brings together all five of their studio albums plus a typically energy-packed live recording from May 1994. It celebrates a body of work that has stood the test of time and - all these years later - undoubtedly still deserves a wider audience.
Originally a Northern Irish, London based quintet with an American singer, the band got together following the demise of Top 40 hitmakers and John Peel favourites The Undertones, their name inspired by the title of a song by another Derry outfit, Bam Bam & The Calling. Too late for Punk, too early for Grunge, That Petrol Emotion's output merged well-written melodic tunes with political statement. Sleeve artwork became informative newsletters. Singles and albums received rapturous reviews, gigs were sold-out joyous affairs. Later recordings bought in elements of hip-hop and Celtic folk. The band were always difficult to categorise and impossible to load onto a bandwagon, although no one could accuse the band of dabbling. As this collection shows, across the course of their ten years together, the quality of their songwriting never let up. "Their music is in a constant, latently violent, state of flux, sometimes overloaded, sometimes taut and splintered: a different kind of tension. For That Petrol Emotion, pop music is certainly not enough... They want to burn, to beat out a music that redefines itself, extends the boundaries." Sean O'Hagan, NME, 1986. The choice of the word 'burn' in Sean O'Hagan's piece for the NME is a common theme in articles about That Petrol Emotion. Words like 'incendiary' and 'subversive' were often bandied about, although that key phrase 'pop music' is equally if not more important. And it has been said you can judge a band by their choice of cover versions - within these seven discs are the band's take on songs by Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, War, Hamilton Bohannon, Can, Neil Young, The Beatles, The Membranes, Leonard Cohen and Iggy Pop. Perhaps the most extraordinary fact about That Petrol Emotion is no one has seen fit to compile all or some of their works - that is until now. With full co-operation from the band, this comprehensive 121 track 7 CD collection brings together all five of their studio albums plus a typically energy-packed live recording from May 1994. It celebrates a body of work that has stood the test of time and - all these years later - undoubtedly still deserves a wider audience.
740155732639
Every Beginning Has A Future: An Anthology 84-94
Artist: That Petrol Emotion
Format: CD
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1. Fleshprint
2. Can't Stop
3. Lifeblood
4. Natural Kind of Joy
5. It's a Good Thing
6. Circusville
7. Mouth Crazy
8. Tightlipped
9. A Million Miles Away
10. Lettuce
11. Cheapskate
12. Blindspot
13. Keen
14. Zig-Zag Wanderer
15. V2
16. The Deadbeat
17. Mine
18. Jesus Says
19. Non-Alignment Pact (Live at the Electric Ballroom, May 22nd 1986)
20. Swamp
21. Spin Cycle
22. For What It's Worth
23. Big Decision
24. Static
25. Split!
26. Belly Bugs
27. In the Playpen
28. Inside
29. Chester Burnette
30. Creeping to the Cross
31. Big Decision (Extended Version)
32. Soul Deep
33. Big Decision (Jet Fuel Mix)
34. Swamp (Extended Remix)
35. Creeping to the Cross (Shorter ; Better)
36. Dance Your Ass Off
37. Swamp (Live, May 1987)
38. Me and Baby Brother (Live, May 1987)
39. Creeping to the Cross (Live, May 1987)
40. Genius Move
41. Party Games
42. Sooner or Later
43. Every Little Bit
44. Cellophane
45. Candy Love Satellite
46. Here It Is... Take It!
47. The Price of My Soul
48. Groove Check
49. The Bottom Line
50. Tension
51. Tired Shattered Man
52. Goggle Box
53. Under the Sky
54. Think of a Woman
55. Hot Head
56. Groove Check (10" Mix)
57. Chemicrazy
58. Under the Sky (Live)
59. Genius Move (Live)
60. Mother Sky (Live)
61. Hey Venus
62. Blue to Black
63. Mess of Words
64. Sensitize
65. Another Day
66. Gnaw Mark
67. Scum Surfin'
68. Compulsion
69. Tingle
70. Head Staggered
71. Abandon
72. Sweet Shiver Burn
73. Jewel
74. Abandon (Boy's Own Mix)
75. Fat Mouth Creed
76. Chemicrazy (Revitalized)
77. Cinnamon Girl
78. Groove Check (Check This Groove Out)
79. Hey Venus (Mad Thatcher Disease Mix) [Long Version]
80. Light ; Shade
81. Tingle (Hard Boppin' Mix)
82. Hey Bulldog (Live)
83. Head Staggered (Live at the Whiskey L.A.)
84. Scum Surfin' (Live at the Whiskey L.A.)
85. Everybody's Goin' Triple Bad Acid Yeah!
86. Stories of the Street
87. Detonate My Dreams
88. Catch a Fire
89. Last of the True Believers
90. Too Late Blues
91. 7th Wave
92. Infinite Thrill
93. Speed of Light
94. Shangri-La
95. Heartbeat Mosaic
96. Metal Mystery
97. Everlasting Breath (Demo)
98. Last of the True Believers (Alternative Version)
99. Detonate My Dreams (Alternative Version)
100. Blue to Black (Franz Treichler Remix)
101. Big Human Thing (Demo)
102. Fun Time
103. Little Big Man
104. Chrome
105. Catch a Fire (Live, May 1994)
106. Infinite Thrill (Live, May 1994)
107. Shangri-La (Live, May 1994)
108. Genius Move (Live, May 1994)
109. It's a Good Thing (Live, May 1994)
110. Hey Venus (Live, May 1994)
111. Sensitize (Live, May 1994)
112. Tingle (Live, May 1994)
113. Head Staggered (Live, May 1994)
114. Detonate My Dreams (Live, May 1994)
115. Mouth Crazy (Live, May 1994)
116. Big Decision (Live, May 1994)
117. Sweet Shiver Burn (Live, May 1994)
118. Abandon (Live, May 1994)
119. Chemicrazy (Live, May 1994)
120. Blue to Black (Live, May 1994)
121. Scum Surfin' (Live, May 1994)

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Originally a Northern Irish, London based quintet with an American singer, the band got together following the demise of Top 40 hitmakers and John Peel favourites The Undertones, their name inspired by the title of a song by another Derry outfit, Bam Bam & The Calling. Too late for Punk, too early for Grunge, That Petrol Emotion's output merged well-written melodic tunes with political statement. Sleeve artwork became informative newsletters. Singles and albums received rapturous reviews, gigs were sold-out joyous affairs. Later recordings bought in elements of hip-hop and Celtic folk. The band were always difficult to categorise and impossible to load onto a bandwagon, although no one could accuse the band of dabbling. As this collection shows, across the course of their ten years together, the quality of their songwriting never let up. "Their music is in a constant, latently violent, state of flux, sometimes overloaded, sometimes taut and splintered: a different kind of tension. For That Petrol Emotion, pop music is certainly not enough... They want to burn, to beat out a music that redefines itself, extends the boundaries." Sean O'Hagan, NME, 1986. The choice of the word 'burn' in Sean O'Hagan's piece for the NME is a common theme in articles about That Petrol Emotion. Words like 'incendiary' and 'subversive' were often bandied about, although that key phrase 'pop music' is equally if not more important. And it has been said you can judge a band by their choice of cover versions - within these seven discs are the band's take on songs by Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, War, Hamilton Bohannon, Can, Neil Young, The Beatles, The Membranes, Leonard Cohen and Iggy Pop. Perhaps the most extraordinary fact about That Petrol Emotion is no one has seen fit to compile all or some of their works - that is until now. With full co-operation from the band, this comprehensive 121 track 7 CD collection brings together all five of their studio albums plus a typically energy-packed live recording from May 1994. It celebrates a body of work that has stood the test of time and - all these years later - undoubtedly still deserves a wider audience.
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