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"Perfect Motion"- Jon Savage's Secret History of Second-Wave Psychedelia 1988-93



*****Jon Savage's Baggy/Acid-House/Madchester Collection*****

Very special limited edition double  12" vinyl gatefold sleeve deluxe package with colour inner-sleeves + digital download code.

(+ Free LIMITED Baggy Mystery Mix CD  with first 100 copies From CTR Webstore) 

Cover / liner-notes by Jon Savage. Artwork features previously unpublished photos, artwork and memorabilia from the era.

All original artwork by celebrated UK artist/illustrator Matt Sewell, inners and extensive liner-notes by Jon Savage

 Includes tracks by: 808 State/ the Stone Roses/Shack/Pet Shop Boys/Primal Scream/Sabres of Paradise/Joi / Northside/ DHS/Sly & Lovechild/ Deee-Lite..

 This is the first time that The Pet Shop Boys/Stone Roses/St Etienne tracks have ever been committed to vinyl. The Primal Scream / 808 State tracks have not been available on wax for over 20 years..


On the simplest level: new drugs + new technology > dance music

= a new pop culture. (Jon Savage)


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 Following both last year’s Matt Sewell curated comp “A Crushing Glow” (a Lauren Laverne 6 Music Album of the Week) & 2012’s very highly regarded “Fame”, a definitive UK/US Post-Punk release. Jon Savage and CTR decided to tackle a seemingly seriously under-documented musical era, the “Baggy” era of the late Eighties/early Nineties.

We are very proud to present a musical return-trip to these fondly remembered years spanning 1988-93. Tracks are selected and curated by renowned cultural commentator, writer and film-maker Jon Savage. Amongst many highly revered projects Jon has produced the definitive work on Punk Rock in “England's Dreaming” and the documentary & book “Teenage”. Jon has also worked on the recently published “So This is Permanence: The Lyrics Of Ian Curtis”, which he co-edited with Deborah Curtis.


 Jon posits this period as a return to Psychedelia. Its second phase, where Guitars met Acid-House to create a whole new noise..

 A thrilling musical time, as Jon explains within his extensive sleeve-notes:

 “Many of the records come from that first surge, alongside key tracks by 808 State, the Stone Roses & Pet Shop Boys as well as left-field offerings by Joi and Dimensional Holofonic Sound - and three tracks with the involvement of the UK's presiding genius from this period, Andrew Weatherall.”


“This is not intended as a definitive survey, more a snapshot of those times”.

 It was a period where clothes, drugs, music and key events including the Stone Roses at Spike Island created a major cultural confluence. From Trip & Shoom in London to Manchester Hacienda and beyond.. As Jon suggests the era was vital as it heralded:

 “The start of the electronic music boom that would flourish during the Nineties “



Shack - I Know You Well (Extended 12” Mix) 5” 35

The High – Box Set Go   3” 54

Primal Scream - Slip inside This House   5”17

Northside-Take 5 (12” Mix) 4”10



PSB - The Sound of the Atom Splitting   5”13

Deee-Lite-What is Love? (Holographic Goatee Mix) 4”08

Electronic-Get the Message (DNA Groove Mix)   5”'27

Sly & Lovechild – The World According To Sly & Lovechild (Soul of Europe Mix) 8”20




Joi-A Desert Storm 6” 28

808 State - Let Yourself Go (D50 Mix) 4” 52

DHS- Number 9 Bad Acid   4”28

St Etienne Featuring Q-Tee - Filthy   5” 32




The Stone Roses - Full Fathom Five (CD Version)   3”18

Sabres of Paradise-Clock Factory   14” 44



“And then the world turned dayglo.” (Jon Savage)



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