College radio faves and true cult band The Wedding Present are regretfully no more—though David Gedge released the stellar Va Va Voom with his new group Cinerama last year. As the biggest UK indie pop band of the late 1980s, the Wedding Present amassed a brilliant body of work that was fully entrenched in the angular post-punk aesthetic. This new compilation captures all of the band’s BMG singles (“Kennedy,” “Brassneck,” and “Crawl” among them), including B-sides, from the turn of the decade and includes a smattering of rarities and unreleased material as well, including a number of live tracks recording in Leeds in 1990. Anyone with even a passing interest in indie rock from either side of the pond needs this collection.
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