Album artwork for Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly by Bradford

Thirty years ago a young Northern skinhead band named Bradford were very publically handed the baton by Morrissey to blaze a trail in English indie music after the demise of The Smiths. Top British producer Stephen Street immediately signed the band to his brand new label and the scene was set for Bradford who in the words of Sounds music magazine in May 1988 were: “Five guys with strict haircuts – their image conjures up short, sharp, shocks but their music tells a different story... creating intelligent and distinctive, finely crafted pop songs...there are no jangly jaunts through well-trodden paths of predictability – the image, the name, the songs, the intelligence and the voice see to that.” Alas, two things destroyed their chances: The collapse of Rough Trade, sending Stephen Street’s new label into ruin and the massive all-covering avalanche in music that became known as ‘Madchester’. Bradford’s brand of sharp English pop was suddenly completely out of step with the times. Thirty years later and the thawed avalanche snow reveals a distinctly Northern row of chimney stacks belonging to the album Shouting Quietly – and it’s time for a reappraisal. Here it is in its original form containing 3 top twenty indie singles, one being the renowned indie classic Skin Storm which Morrissey also recorded and released in 1991. This newly remastered re-release also contains In Liverpool, (Record Mirror’s ‘single of the week’) their first single for Stephen Street’s Foundation label, b sides, the eponymous ‘French’ mini album and some never before released material. 30 tracks containing extensive liner notes by Fergal Kinney (Louder Than War), lyrics and photos. Stephen Street labelled the album a ‘lost classic’ when approached about it in 2017 and it is with the greatest pleasure that A Turntable Friend records bring to you this lost English classic album once more.

2CD - 30 tracks on a Gatefold Double CD.

2LP - 21 tracks on a Double Vinyl Set. Comes with Download of all 30 Tracks included on the CD Version.

Bradford

Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly

A Turntable Friend
Album artwork for Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly by Bradford
CDx2

£14.99

30 tracks on a Gatefold double CD.

Released 16/02/2018Catalogue Number

turn55cd

Bradford

Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly

A Turntable Friend
Album artwork for Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly by Bradford
CDx2

£14.99

30 tracks on a Gatefold double CD.

Released 16/02/2018Catalogue Number

turn55cd

Thirty years ago a young Northern skinhead band named Bradford were very publically handed the baton by Morrissey to blaze a trail in English indie music after the demise of The Smiths. Top British producer Stephen Street immediately signed the band to his brand new label and the scene was set for Bradford who in the words of Sounds music magazine in May 1988 were: “Five guys with strict haircuts – their image conjures up short, sharp, shocks but their music tells a different story... creating intelligent and distinctive, finely crafted pop songs...there are no jangly jaunts through well-trodden paths of predictability – the image, the name, the songs, the intelligence and the voice see to that.” Alas, two things destroyed their chances: The collapse of Rough Trade, sending Stephen Street’s new label into ruin and the massive all-covering avalanche in music that became known as ‘Madchester’. Bradford’s brand of sharp English pop was suddenly completely out of step with the times. Thirty years later and the thawed avalanche snow reveals a distinctly Northern row of chimney stacks belonging to the album Shouting Quietly – and it’s time for a reappraisal. Here it is in its original form containing 3 top twenty indie singles, one being the renowned indie classic Skin Storm which Morrissey also recorded and released in 1991. This newly remastered re-release also contains In Liverpool, (Record Mirror’s ‘single of the week’) their first single for Stephen Street’s Foundation label, b sides, the eponymous ‘French’ mini album and some never before released material. 30 tracks containing extensive liner notes by Fergal Kinney (Louder Than War), lyrics and photos. Stephen Street labelled the album a ‘lost classic’ when approached about it in 2017 and it is with the greatest pleasure that A Turntable Friend records bring to you this lost English classic album once more.

2CD - 30 tracks on a Gatefold Double CD.

2LP - 21 tracks on a Double Vinyl Set. Comes with Download of all 30 Tracks included on the CD Version.