Sharon Signs to Cherry Red - Independent Women 1979 - 1985

Label School Daze / RPM Genre Indie Pop Cat no. rvsn001

300 Copies on Red Vinyl


Our Compilation of the year gets released on Vinyl and we have a Rough Trade / Night School Exclusive. Limited to 300 Copies on Red Vinyl. School Daze and RPM proudly present a compendium of the demo cassette generation from the early 1980’s, filtered through (principally British) independent women of the post-punk era. Sharon Signs To Cherry Red is but an overview of a fertile time, when the democratization of music through punk had resulted in new viewpoints, talents and perspectives finding their voice. The breadth here is a joy: from the sugary Dorothy (originally on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records) to ex-Dolly Mixture Debsey Wykes’s Coming Up Roses, from the punked scrawl of The Petticoats to the avant funk of Bristol’s Scream and Dance, the one thread all these groups have in common is their fierce independence. That and their XX chromosomes. Some of these recordings are surfacing for the first time on Sharon Signs To Cherry Red, while others are from rare 7”s and compilation releases. School Daze is a new imprint from the Glasgow-based Night School, focusing on discovering and sharing the past.

Vinyl Track Listing.

A1. The Kamikaze Pilots – Sharon Signs To Cherry Red

A2. Dorothy – I Confess
A3. Marine Girls – Hate The Girl
A4. The Avocados – I Never Knew
A5. Scream And Dance – In Rhythm
A6. Strawberry Switchblade – Seaside (Go Away)
A7. Dolly Mixture – How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane?
A8. The Petticoats – Normal

B1. Dawn Chorus And The Blue Tits – Teenage Kicks

B2. Family Fodder – Debbie Harry
B3. Vivien Goldman – Launderette
B4. Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike – A Splash Of Red
B5. Rexy – (Don’t) Turn Me Away
B6. Sarah Goes Shopping – Summer Blues
B7. Coming Up Roses – I Could Have Been Your Girlfriend
B8. Amy and The Angels – I Hate Being In Love