Shop Assistants
Will Anything Happen
Label ©  Overground
Release Year  1997
Length  38:13
Genre  Twee Pop
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  S-0288
Bitrate  160 Kbps
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    Track Listing:
      1.  
      I Don't Want To Be Friends With You  
       2:18  
      2.  
      All Day Long  
       1:50  
      3.  
      Before I Wake  
       2:42  
      4.  
      Caledonian Rd  
       2:13  
      5.  
      All That Ever Mattered  
       2:15  
      6.  
      Fixed Grin  
       2:50  
      7.  
      Somewhere In China  
       3:13  
      8.  
      Train From Kansas City  
       3:42  
      9.  
      Home Again  
       1:40  
      10.  
      Seems To Be  
       2:22  
      11.  
      After Dark  
       2:36  
      12.  
      All Of The Time  
       2:23  
      13.  
      What A Way To Die  
       1:59  
      14.  
      Nature Lover  
       1:55  
      15.  
      Looking Back  
       1:45  
      16.  
      All Day Long [Slow Version]  
       2:30  
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      Review by Jason Ankeny

      The Shop Assistants represented all that was right and good with Scottish rock during the mid-'80s; their music brilliantly fused the gap between the three-chord noise of the Jesus & Mary Chain and the shambling navet of bands like the Pastels, generating infectious, sweet-and-sour pop completely lacking in pretense and polish. Will Anything Happen is a superb retrospective combining the group's self-titled 1986 debut LP with tracks from their earlier EPs, and although a little of the Shop Assistants' primitive charms can go a long way, the spirit and sheer exuberance of their music is never less than infectious. An essential artifact of its times.
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