Various ‎– Stranger Than Fiction

Fiction Records ‎– S CIFCD 3 01
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Fiction first appeared in january 1979 with the release of 'Killing An Arab' by The Cure (FICS 1). Working from a storeroom in a worth London studio complex, the label's founder, Chris Parry, produced and marketed albums by The Associates, The Cure, The Passions and The Purple Hearts. In 1980, feeling exhausted, Parry released all but The Cure from their contracts. For the next nine years Fiction remained with a roster of one band, The Cure. By 1989 Parry wished to emphasise the contemporary nature of Fiction so Eat from London and Die Warzau from Chicago were signed. This is a taste of Fiction past and present.

I Dig You - Cult Hero 1979
Recorded during a party at Morgan Studios London. This was the first time Porl Thompson, Simon Gallup and Robert Smith recorded together.
Rapping Frankie Bell was and still is a postman. 2000 copies were pressed.

Janice - The Associates 1979
Early demo by Billy Mackenzie (Vocals) and Alan Rankine (Instruments), which quickened the recording of their legendary 'The Affectionate Punch' album.
Janice was retitled 'Deeply Concerned'.

I Want To Be A Tree - Tim Pope 1984
Ace video director goes green before the pack! Another studio party with The Cure present.
Made during the recording of 'The Top' album. 2000 copies were pressed.

To The Sky - The Cure 1987
The only unreleased recording from the 'Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me' sessions.

Fat Man - Eat 1989
The London quintet breathe life and innovation into their hybrid music of blues, swamp and rock.
Taken from their debut album 'Sell Me A God'

Shakedown - Die Warzau 1989
Jim Marcus (vocals & percussion) and Van Christie (guitar & keyboards) from the hardcore of America's best industrial band.
Taken from their debut album 'Disco Rigido'

Packaged in jewel case with picture back tray & 4 page insert.
Approximately 1000 copies made.

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  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS S CIFCD 3 01