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Various: Another Splash Of Colour: New Psychedelia In Britain 1980-1985

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Exhaustive compilation of early-80s Brit psych.

The largely London-based New Psychedelic movement of the early 1980s was overshadowed by the more notorious New Romantic scene which was occurring at the same time.

Whereas the latter was synth-based, futurist and studiously elitist, the new psychedelic bunch were retro stylists, seeking out the second-hand Paisley of 60s psychedelic Britrock and its old London haunts. It also prided itself on its inclusiveness and wide-eyed, idealistic spirit which stood in contrast to the postmodern cynicism of post-punk.

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