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

Album Review

Three-disc celebration of the Thatcher-era psych scene.

In a move that pretty much echoed what happened in the late 60s, the early 1980s saw the now defunct UK music paper Sounds precede its coverage of what it termed the ‘New Progressive’ movement by filling its pages with coverage of the short-lived but rather colourful ‘New Psychedelic’ movement.

Cashing in on that scene, WEA Records released a vinyl compilation, A Splash Of Colour, in 1982, boasting many movers and shakers of the time. Mood Six, The Doctor from Doctor & The Medics, The Times and Miles Over Matter are just some of the acts to be found on this three-disc set, which expands on that original album, albeit 34 years later. Another Splash Of Colour also digs up fellow early-80s psych protagonists including Playn Jayn, The Revolving Paint Dream, The Marble Staircase and Nick Nicely and splices them with more well-known acts such as Robyn Hitchcock, The Barracudas, Captain Sensible, Julian Cope, The TV Personalities and The Icicle Works.

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