The Cleaners From Venus Vol. 3 [Box Set] (CD)


The Cleaners From Venus

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Amoeba Review

06/23/2014

Cult band The Cleaners From Venus continue to get the reissue treatment from the good people at Captured Tracks. This third volume of reissues includes the albums Living with Victoria Grey (1987), Number Thirteen (1990) and My Back Wages (2000), as well as a disc of rare and unreleased material called Extra Wages. A third volume of reissues from a band hardly anyone has heard of, you might ask? Ah, but The Cleaners aren’t just any cult band. The band fronted by Martin Newell got hardly a notice outside their native U.K., but upon revisiting, Newell’s brand of classic British pop fueled through creamy lo-fi production and purposefully ramshackle performances sounds positively prescient, predicting the likes of Ariel Pink, Connan Mockasin, Mac DeMarco and a number of other pop oddballs currently making hipsters swoon. Particularly on Living with Victoria Grey, Newell’s material began to tidy up just a tad, though it’s still plenty ragged, compared with the band’s numerous, early cassette-only releases that are now next-to-impossible to find. Those who have feasted on the first two volumes will find plenty more to love here, and newcomers can dive right in (fans of Orange Juice, C86 bands, pretty much any ’80s college rock, take heed). For anyone who loves music that shoots for the moon and often misses in the most interesting ways, The Cleaners From Venus are essential.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Victoria Grey (1)
The Cleaners From Venus 03:47
2.
Ilya Kuryakin Looked At Me
The Cleaners From Venus 02:59
3.
Clara Bow (1986)
The Cleaners From Venus 04:36
4.
Follow The Plough
The Cleaners From Venus 03:42
5.
Stay On
The Cleaners From Venus 03:48
6.
What's Going On (In Your Heart)
The Cleaners From Venus 03:24
7.
The Mercury Girl
The Cleaners From Venus 04:22
8.
Armistice Day
The Cleaners From Venus 03:21
9.
Pearl
The Cleaners From Venus 02:45
10.
Victoria Grey (2)
The Cleaners From Venus 04:39


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Jangling Man
The Cleaners From Venus 04:49
2.
No Go (For Louis Macneice)
The Cleaners From Venus 03:40
3.
Mariette
The Cleaners From Venus 04:21
4.
A Man For Our Time
The Cleaners From Venus 03:43
5.
Here She Crashes
The Cleaners From Venus 04:33
6.
A Street Called Prospect
The Cleaners From Venus 03:08
7.
Minesweeping Memory Lane
The Cleaners From Venus 02:46
8.
Germayne (Like A Cathedral)
The Cleaners From Venus 03:22
9.
Boy From The Home Counties
The Cleaners From Venus 03:03
10.
The Tear Collector
The Cleaners From Venus 03:42
11.
Christmas In Suburbia
The Cleaners From Venus 03:22


Disc 3 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Stay Lit
The Cleaners From Venus 03:16
2.
Gulf War Song
The Cleaners From Venus 03:36
3.
Smash Yore Watch
The Cleaners From Venus 03:00
4.
You Should Have Called
The Cleaners From Venus 02:59
5.
Arcadian Boys
The Cleaners From Venus 03:58
6.
Crane Driver
The Cleaners From Venus 03:26
7.
She Rings The Changes
The Cleaners From Venus 03:40
8.
Before The Hurricane
The Cleaners From Venus 02:47
9.
Clara Bow (1992)
The Cleaners From Venus 03:05
10.
When My Ship Comes In
The Cleaners From Venus 04:02
11.
Incident In A Greatcoat
The Cleaners From Venus 03:42
12.
Haunt Your House
The Cleaners From Venus 03:12


Disc 4 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
It Could Have Been Cheryl
The Cleaners From Venus 03:02
2.
The Iceberg And Unicorn
The Cleaners From Venus 02:07
3.
The World Strikes One
The Cleaners From Venus 02:50
4.
The Princes Of Suburbia
The Cleaners From Venus 03:02
5.
Rusty Iron Sun
The Cleaners From Venus 02:58
6.
Gatecrashing Oyster Park
The Cleaners From Venus 02:36
7.
Finding My Own Way Home
The Cleaners From Venus 03:00
8.
Red Guitars And Silver Tambourines
The Cleaners From Venus 03:49
9.
Everytime I Go Up
The Cleaners From Venus 03:32
10.
The Green Gold Girl Of The Summer
The Cleaners From Venus 03:21
11.
We'll Build A House
The Cleaners From Venus 02:10

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